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ACCELERATING MOBILITY SOLUTIONS
Fully autonomous vehicles are getting closer to reality. The pace of development is not slowing down leaving less time to evaluate technology. With many new technologies in development as part of the autonomous driving experience, those who are first to market must be prepared to react quickly to consumer demands, recalls, and the highly competitive landscape. SAA members and guests met at the P3 Group on April 18 to dive into current market trends, development challenges with autonomous vehicles, and explore what we can learn from benchmarking today’s mobility user experiences. Presentations are located in the MEMBERS SECTION.
• May 15th Event to Provide Access to OEM Purchasing Executives of Six Leading Automakers
• Auto Industry Sees Consolidation Coming Down the Road
• Auto Industry Research Group on NAFTA Implications
• Auto Industry Accelerates Shift from Cars to Crossovers
• Changing Liability Issues in the Age of Autonomous Vehicles
• SAA Thanks its Sponsors
A major lightweighting trend is the move toward implementing a mixed material approach in order to lose weight, according to speakers at the September 25 Automotive Lightweighting Summit, organized by the Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA).Read More
Top of the cycle. Those four words draw a great deal of attention in the automotive sector. For some suppliers with limited data and market knowledge, the words mean an impending cliff. Other suppliers with robust market intelligence interpret them to mean opportunistic growth and cost structure preparation. For over 20 years, plastics processors have relied on the competitive insights and analysis of Plante Moran’s North American Plastics Industry Study (NAPIS). Companies that complete the survey receive a customized, free, and confidential benchmarking report that can influence success well-beyond the top of the cycle.Read More
SAA members, guests and media heard from thought leaders on economic and industry considerations, key powertrain trends, sales and production levels and investment considerations for today and beyond at the 31st Annual Automotive Outlook Conference held January 14 at the Gem Theater in Detroit.Read More
Forecasts for economic growth in the US are being revised up following corporation tax cuts that are also boosting investment spending by US companies. The short-term boost to the domestic US economy will support car demand at a time when analysts say some cyclical downturn to vehicle sales in the US is to be expected.Read More
Five of the six major automakers manufacturing and selling vehicles in North America fell in their annual supplier relations rankings, according to the results of the 18th annual North American Automotive OEM – Supplier Working Relations Index® Study conducted by Planning Perspectives, Inc., Birmingham, MI.