What's New at the SAA
Looking to get your creative ideas heard? Look no further. The SAA is excited to introduce the first “SAA Ignite” event. Modeled on the renowned Ted Talks concept, SAA Ignite will give 10 selected speakers the opportunity to tell the world about their passions and share their ideas.
AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHTING SUMMIT
Join us on September 25 for SAA's second Automotive Lightweighting Summit which includes the leading insights, presentations and discussion of lightweighting trends. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the innovative and strategic ways OEMs, mills and suppliers are approaching weight savings.
• SAA Ignite to Unleash Innovative Ideas from Industry Professionals
• SAA to Delve Into Lightweighting at Upcoming Summit
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• Same Game, New Rules
• Magna CEO Says Auto Industry Is Overly Optimistic About EVs & Self-Driving Cars … In Public
• Amazon, Others Have Potential to Disrupt Auto Industry
• Analysis: Toyota-Mazda Plant Deal Shows How Rivals Can be Buddies
• The Auto Industry is Having a Really Terrible Year
• Donald Trump’s Obsession and Potential Threat to Auto Industry Ends Up Securing Jobs in USA
• Driving Change: New Beginnings for the Auto Industry
U.S. light-vehicle recalls set an all-time record last year and experts predict they will remain elevated in coming years, so parts suppliers should get their houses in order to overcome potentially costly penalties and litigation.Read More
Meet Michael Sullivan – the 2017-2018 recipient of the SAA Thought Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship. Sullivan is a senior at Oakland University with a 3.75 GPA and majoring in Management Information Systems. Q) When did you know you wanted to go into the automotive industry? A) I’ve always had a connection to the automotive companies…Read More
The economy is growing and unemployment is low, but consumers continue to shy away from new cars. For the seventh month in a row, U.S. car sales continued to decline. A faint bright spot is trucks and SUVs — which are continuing to sell fairly well — but even those purchases are slowing. And it’s not enough to make up for the decline in traditional automobiles.Read More
The auto industry seems to be roaring like a massive freight train into a neatly defined future — a brave and unmistakable new world of vehicle electrification, autonomous driving and shared mobility. But hold on.
At a gathering of executives and thought leaders in Traverse City, auto execs sounded far from certain about this future thought to be so cool and clear-cut.