Consortium Membership


The Consortium Membership 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







Showcase/feature members 
in CAR marketing materials
x x x
Invitation to Bi-Annual 
Executive Advisory Board 
x x x
Membership sponsored 
exploratory reporting meetings 
and access to results and 
  x x
Distance education benefits
(Pre-recorded seminar library)





Opportunity to present 
technical seminars at CAR
x x x
Opportunity to recruit CAR 
students through resume 
access, information sessions 
and meet and greet events
x x x
Corporate mentorship for 
graduate students
  x x
Input on project selection for 
exploratory research projects
Direct project selection for 
exploratory research projects                  
Consultant time with faculty 
and senior research staff 
  x x
10% Discount on Testing 






2019 Membership Consortium

Platinum Members

2019 platinum members




Gold Members 

2019 gold members

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