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.


Membership Benefits
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 






2022 Consortia Members

Platinum Members

Ford Honda TRC and Schaeffler logos

Gold Members 

Cummins, BorgWarner, General Motors and Stellantis logos

Contact Us

Membership Consortia Brochure

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