Ohio State is ranked second in the nation among all universities and colleges in industry-financed research expenditures, with nearly half of that research conducted in the College of Engineering. And we’re constantly searching for new and better ways to partner with industries from within Ohio and around the world.

The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) plays a role by providing research facilities, expertise and resources to give industry partners an in-depth view of the most current and groundbreaking developments in the automotive industry.

CAR Membership Consortium

While striving for innovation, CAR offers industry a unique opportunity to engage in original, highly leveraged precompetitive research in automotive and transportation systems in a variety of research areas. To learn more about our Membership Consortium click here.  

Engineering Services

CAR has bridged relations with industry suppliers through its cost-effective, highly efficient testing resources. Through our Engineering Services program, CAR is not just a valuable industry connector—it’s a contributor to product development and optimization.


David Emerling
Industry Collaborations Director