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The past couple of years has created unprecedented challenges for the global supply base. Join the SAA on December 7 for a deep dive into what every automotive supplier should be considering heading into 2022, and to examine strategies for success.



SAA members and guests received a virtual tour on November 17 of one of the first production Rivian R1T electric, full-size pick-ups. The tour was driven by the audience and led by Ethan Snyder live from the Rivian office in Irvine, California. 


Attendees of SAA’s October 19 webinar received an update on the Chinese automotive industry from Michael Dunne, CEO of ZoZo Go, an advisory firm specializing in China’s electric and autonomous tech markets. Michael’s compelling views on the Chinese market continue to make him one of the SAA’s most popular speakers.


The SAA and its Young Professionals Network (YPN) hosted "Reimagining the Future of Mobility" on August 18. A panel of experts discussed the mobility ecosystem and a variety of other timely topics.


This Lunch & Learn on June 22nd featured the latest market forecast from LMC Automotive, and a discussion on the electric vehicle market. LMC also reviewed its new product — the “Global Hybrid and EV Bulletin.”  The Bulletin is a monthly service that provides global reporting and a region by region look at the EV market, starting with last month’s performance.

Industry Insight Video Series

In this edition of SAA's Industry Insights, Dave Nemtuda of LexisNexis discusses improving recall completion percentages and performance through enhanced owner intelligence.


The Society of Automotive Analysts is an organization that provides members with:

  • Direct and personal access to industry leaders
  • Exclusive events across the broad scope of the automotive industry
  • Networking and interaction with key influencers



The Latest SAA Newsletter

Nov 5, 2021

• Nov. 17 Event: Take a Virtual Tour of the New Rivian R1T All-Electric Full-Size Pick-Up
• Dec. 7 Event: Unprecedented Challenges in the Auto Industry – 2022 Strategies
• Discounted Rates to Attend Automotive Tech Week
• Wondering How to Start Your Industry 4.0 Transformation?
• North American Production: No Treats, Just Tricks
• Connect With Your Subsequent Vehicle Owners
• U.S. Energy, Auto Industries’ Quarterly Activity Show Dynamic Shift to Renewables
• October Light Vehicle Sales Fall to the Lowest Daily Average This Year, Continuing the Pain Felt in the Industry from the Parts Shortage
• How Car Shortages Are Putting the World’s Economy at Risk
• Car Industry Doing Well Despite Pandemic-Related Shortages
• Continued Disruption in the Global Supply Chain – and Strained Balance Sheets – Threatens An Already Challenged Automotive Supply Industry
• Global Vehicle Market Set for Disappointing Result in 2021
• Plante Moran’s 2021 Year-End Webinar Series
• First Monthly New Light Vehicle Sales Gain Since April

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2021 SAA Events

Mar 22, 2021

The SAA has a robust line-up of events planned for 2021. Check regularly for updates.

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Automotive COVID-19 Recovery Series Helps Navigate a Path to a “New Normal”

Mar 1, 2021

IHS Markit has published three insight pieces providing research and perspectives into how the U.S. new and used vehicle ecosystems have already evolved from their pre-COVID-19 days, and, more importantly, what the more settled post-COVID-19 world, when it does arrive, will look like. These papers help navigate a path to a “new normal” in such unique times.

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Is the Chip Shortage a Perfect Opportunity for BEV Growth in the U.S.?

Jul 14, 2021

By year-end, there will be 21 new BEVs in the US market and we anticipate twice that number of new arrivals in 2022. Are we finally entering a phase of higher BEV demand? And when can we expect BEVs to overtake their ICE counterparts?

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Don’t Repeat Mistakes That Led to the Microchip Shortage

Apr 8, 2021

The great microchip crunch that has squeezed the auto industry should be mostly over by the middle of this year. But carmakers shouldn’t be so quick to forget the crisis’ lessons: Not only will there be a next time, but that next time will likely be worse.

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Pandemic Acts as Catalyst for Additional Change in Auto Industry, Analysts Suggest

Feb 1, 2021

The COVID crisis is proving to be a bigger accelerator for altering the automotive industry in fundamental ways than originally expected. OEMs must continue to grapple with the challenges brought about by autonomous driving, shared mobility, driveline electrification, but now there are additional changes in manufacturing as automaking transforms to a product from a service.

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30% Off to Automotive Tech Week — Nov. 15-19

Nov 1, 2021

This November 15 – 19, experience 70+ sessions over 5 days focused on disruptive automotive tech. Attend sessions across topics ADAS and autonomy, electrification & propulsion, mobility, connectivity, interiors, UX, cockpit of the future, software defined vehicle, commercial trucks, and more during Automotive Tech Week and FOCUS: Electrification & Advanced Propulsion in-person or online. In addition to a wide breadth of content, network with the full automotive tech community, demo over 20 vehicles on the expo floor, and enjoy our first in-person event experience in over 18 months. Find the right pass for you and be sure to join the conversation.

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Gen Y, Z Lead The Way With EVs

Mar 21, 2021

It has to be music to the ears of General Motors, Tesla, Rivian and other electric-savvy automakers.
One in four Gen Y and Z auto intenders say electric vehicle technology is a “must-have” in their next car.

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Enterprise Value Increases to Drive Robust Automotive Supplier M&A Activity

Jun 18, 2021

Analysis indicates that global aggregate auto supplier enterprise values will increase over $400 billion by the spring of 2022 (two years after the pandemic began), leading to robust M&A activity in the next 24 months.

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Informa Tech Automotive Group: Connecting the automotive and technology ecosystem to inform, inspire and accelerate a brighter future.

Combining the research expertise of Wards Intelligence, the reach and community of WardsAuto, and the connection and event power of TU-Automotive, our trusted brand pillars provide expert direction into automotive and technology with unrivaled opportunities to develop and differentiate your company’s position within it.

Ford Motor Company has issued an update to its Production Purchasing Global Terms and Conditions (effective July 1, 2021). Suppliers to Ford must carefully consider the changes and differences from prior versions of these Terms in order to understand the implications for their businesses.Foley & Lardner LLP prepared an analysis to help suppliers navigate these changes by not only identifying the most significant provisions and changes, but also explaining the possible implications and recommending strategic responses that suppliers should consider. Click here to view a PDF of the analysis.


Auto-Recall Attention Turns to Integrated Electronics

Apr 28, 2021

“New technologies lead to new challenges,” says NHTSA’s Stephen Ridella during the 8th Annual Automotive Recalls Summit held in partnership with Stout on March 18.

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