What's New at the SAA

HOW WAYMO IS BUILDING THE WORLD'S MOST EXPERIENCED DRIVER

In this June 17 webinar, Patrick Cadariu will discuss how Waymo is building the world’s most experienced driver, the Waymo Driver, which includes state-of-the-art hardware and advanced software integrated as a seamless, single system into their vehicles at the Waymo Detroit assembly facility.

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11TH ANNUAL OEM PURCHASING SUMMIT

SAA, in partnership with OESA, will co-host the OESA/SAA 2020 Purchasing Summit on June 25, 2020. The online event feature a presentation of the 2020 North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index Study® (WRI®), along with comments by purchasing executives from GM, Ford, FCA, Toyota, Nissan and Honda.

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WILL THE FIRST AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES DELIVER PACKAGES, NOT PEOPLE?

In the June 2 webinar, Colin Langan discussed his new study of autonomous vehicle delivery, which was released in conjunction with the webinar. While most autonomous vehicle (AV) startups have focused on rideshare, Colin believes the autonomous delivery opportunity is more compelling given lower technology hurdles and better economics.

COVID-19’s IMPACT ON THE CHINA MARKET AND THE DETROIT THREE: AN INSIDER'S VIEW

COVID-19 has disrupted the global automotive industry and has exposed numerous challenges for the automotive industry. China, the world’s largest market, experienced the setbacks first seeing car sales collapse 80% in February and 45% in the first quarter. What can we learn from China, and how will China’s struggles and recovery efforts impact the rest of the world? Respected China auto expert Michael Dunne presented this informative webinar.

STATE OF AUTOMOTIVE RECALLS WEBINAR

SAA members and guests heard the latest trends and insights on automotive recalls during an April 29th webinar -- the 7th Annual State of Automotive Recalls Summit. The event was held in partnership with Stout and sponsored by LexisNexis. Miss the webinar? Don't fret. You can still watch it. 

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TOYOTA'S GLOBAL EFFORTS TO ACHIEVE MOBILITY FOR ALL

Technology is radically reshaping mobility in ways that will profoundly impact communities around the world.  Join us to hear from two of Toyota North America’s senior executives about how the company is leading the way to this mobility future.

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SAA NEWSLETTER

The Latest SAA Newsletter

Jun 2, 2020

• New Webinar Announcement: How Waymo is Building the World’s Most Experienced Driver
• Hear from (and Virtually Meet) Purchasing Executives at the 11th Annual OEM Purchasing Executives Summit
• Aon and We Predict to Host Webinar on Warranty Risk Management Solutions on June 24
• North American Automakers and Suppliers Return to Work Amidst Uncertainty
• U.S. Auto Sales in May Encourage Detroit Plan to Rebuild Inventories
• Plante Moran On-Demand Webinars Gets You Updated on the “Great Restart”
• Infected Workers and Supply Shortages: Why America’s Auto Industry is Slow to Restart
• China Auto Sales Growth Seen for Second Straight Month, Boosting Recovery Hopes
• Toyota Estimates May U.S. Auto Sales Were ‘Beyond Expectations’ But Still Down Due to Coronavirus
• Auto Sales Opportunities During and After COVID-19
• How the Pandemic will Speed Up Some Trends, Stall Others
• June 23 Webinar: An Update on the North American International Auto Show and Future Plans
• COVID-19 and the Automotive Industry: Just How Bad Is It?

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2020 EVENT LIST

2020 SAA Events

Jan 1, 2020

The SAA has a robust line-up of events planned for 2020. Check regularly for updates.

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ANALYST INSIGHT

Auto Industry Faces Dire Times Due to COVID-19

Mar 23, 2020

It’s an understatement that everyone’s world has been turned upside down, including automakers and their marketing partners. It’s hard not to have a panic attack if you follow the stock market or if you’ve looked at your own investments in the past week. But I continue to offer the same observation: Economic failure or growth won’t mean anything if we don’t survive.

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COVID-19 SPOTLIGHT

COVID-19 Resource Center for Manufacturers

Mar 26, 2020

Plante Moran has created a resource to help manufacturers navigate through critical phases most companies are facing due to COVID-19: 1) Response; 2) Restart; and 3) Plan for the future.

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT

North American Automakers and Suppliers Return to Work Amidst Uncertainty

May 21, 2020

The Detroit 3 (FCA, Ford, GM) and their international counterparts and suppliers with manufacturing and assembly in North America have started to return to life this week after a two-month lockdown due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The automakers have redesigned assembly lines and added additional training for autoworkers in an increased effort to avoid additional outbreaks of COVID-19 that could throw off production for a second time.

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Driverless Cars Have Arrived, and They All Look Like Loaves of Bread

Mar 13, 2020

Do automakers investing billions in the self-driving cars of tomorrow risk repeating the same mistake they made with electric cars a decade ago?

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Winning in Asia

May 8, 2020

Learn the secrets to winning in Asian car markets with Michael J. Dunne, an entrepreneur and author with 25 years of success in Asia. A native of Detroit, Dunne has founded companies in China, Thailand and Indonesia. He also speaks Chinese and Thai. Doing business in Asia is like playing an away game. Everything is different. How to grow your business there, to make profits? Dunne’s candid conversations with executives who have found a way to win in Asia will open your eyes to what works and what does not work. Listeners learn how to avoid the land mines. And capitalize on the opportunities.

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EVENT RECAP

COVID-19 Rules Threaten Vehicle Quality, Experts Say

May 1, 2020

Quality is likely to suffer when the U.S. auto industry restarts and reconfigures assembly lines to conform with new rules for disinfecting and social distancing, panelists at the Society of Automotive Analysts’ online State of Automotive Recalls Summit say. The event was held in partnership with Stout and sponsored by LexisNexis.

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