CAR Membership Consortia


The CAR Membership Consortia provides a unique opportunity for industry to engage in original, highly leveraged precompetitive research in automotive and transportation systems, with a focus on advanced propulsion systems; fuel economy; vehicle safety, connectivity and autonomy; and advanced driver assistance systems. 

The Consortium provides members with:

  • The opportunity to participate in leveraged, precompetitive research
  • The opportunity to engage graduate students in preparation for future careers in the automotive industry
  • An outlet to reach undergraduate students through capstone design and other project activities
  • The opportunity to host focused recruitment events

How it Works

New and renewed projects begin each calendar year and updates are provided to members throughout the year. A final project review is hosted by a member company in late November or early December. Following the review, deliverables (including theses, algorithms, data and simulation models) are available to members through a secure website. Members are involved in the definition of the program’s research agenda and are encouraged to participate in and steer the direction of the projects.


Member Benefit Description





Showcase/feature members 
in CAR marketing materials
Includes internet, social media, event sponsorship, CAR annual report, CAR marketing materials x x
Invitation to Bi-Annual 
Executive Advisory Board 
Networking events, research overviews, on-campus research presentations x x
Membership sponsored 
exploratory reporting meetings 
and access to results and 
Semi-annual reporting on progress and completion of sponsored exploratory research projects and access to the technical results and presentations x x
Continuing education benefits
Access to specified, pre-recorded short courses

5 seats

10 seats

Opportunity to present 
technical seminars at CAR
  x x
Opportunity to recruit CAR 
students through resume 
access, information sessions 
and meet and greet events
Opportunity to hold corporate information sessions at CAR - CAR will provide advertising, recruiting support, coordination across university and facility x x
Corporate mentorship for 
graduate students
Member initiated engagement and coaching with desired grad student x x
Input on project selection for 
exploratory research projects
Two or more members collaborate on select research project of mutual interest x  
Direct project selection for 
exploratory research projects                  
Member selects research project and input on student(s) involved   x
Consultant time with faculty 
and senior research staff 
Hourly rate based on Sr. Faculty or Jr. Faculty/Sr. Researcher $5,000 value $10,000 value
10% Discount on Testing 






Consortia Members
*data from 2020 calendar year

Platinum Members

2021 member consortia members

Gold Members 

2021 member consortia members

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