• December 18, 2014

    A new study calculates that in many states, EVs now have lower "wells-to-wheels" emissions per mile than they did just a year ago.

    December 18, 2014

    Ford made a billion-dollar bet on the four-star 2015 F-150 full-size pickup, and it appears to have paid off.

    December 17, 2014

    Optimistic government officials and automakers want to put millions of electric cars on American roads in the next decade.

    December 17, 2014

    Brace yourself, electric-car fans and advocates. It may be a bumpy ride for the next few days.

    December 15, 2014

    The aluminum company Novelis, headquartered in Atlanta, has announced that it is the supplier of aluminium sheet for the recently launched Jaguar XE.

    December 15, 2014

    Autonomous cars will require maps that differ in several important ways from the maps we use today for turn-by-turn directions.

    February 10, 2015
    2/10/2015 - 2/12/2015

    SAE 2015 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium addresses critical information on both the technical developments in electronic vehicle technologies as well as the business decisions around technology development and implementation. Click here for more information.

    Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

    Target Audience: Industry Professionals/Practitioners

    April 21, 2015
    4/21/2015 - 4/23/2015

    The SAE 2015 World Congress assembles the best talent in the automotive industry; experts, management teams, engineers, and executives alike gather to collaborate and address current challenges, seek new windows for discovery and exploration, and promote the multitude of opportunities fundamental for a successful future. This year’s theme, Leading Mobility Innovation, expresses the dawning of a new day in the automotive industry. It is a call to arms – a challenge to all engineers to create mobility for the future through innovative technologies. Become inspired, join us at SAE 2015 World Congress. Click here for more information.

    Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA, Cobo Center

    Target Audience: Industry Professionals/Practitioners

    May 03, 2015
    5/3/2015 - 5/6/2015

    The World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS) is one of the oldest world-wide symposiums. Since 1969, the EVS series has been held every 12-18 months rotating among North America, Europe and Asia. With a history spanning 5 decades, the EVS symposium has become the utmost academic forum for sharing experience and global networking. Click here for more information.

    Location: Kintex, Goyang, Korea

    Target Audience: Industry Professionals/Practitioners

    May 24, 2015
    5/24/2015 - 5/29/2015

    This is the annual IARIA conference. Click here for more information.

    Location: Rome, Italy

    Target Audience: Educators;Industry Professionals/Practitioners;Researchers

    June 01, 2015
    6/1/2015 - 6/4/2015


    Plastic 2015 



    Plastics have played a huge role in 'driving' the success of the automotive industry for several decades. But never before have we seen the incredible advancements in plastics for the automotive industry that we're seeing today to meet the demand of vehicle light-weighting, aesthetics and quality. Industry leaders will convene at "Plastics-in-Motion" to discuss the challenges and explore new opportunities in the use of plastics in the automotive industry. Click here for more info.

    Location: Adoba Hotel, Dearborn, Michigan

    Target Audience: Educators;Students;Industry Professionals/Practitioners;Researchers;General Public

    June 14, 2015
    6/14/2015 - 6/17/2015

    ITEC is aimed at helping the industry in the transition from conventional vehicles to advanced electrified vehicles. The conference is focused on components, systems, standards, and grid interface technologies, related to efficient power conversion for all types of electrified transportation, including electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (EVs, HEVs, and PHEVs) as well as heavy-duty, rail, and off-road vehicles and airplanes and ships. Click here for more info.

    Location: Adoba Hotel Dearborn - Detroit 600 Town Center Drive, Dearborn, Michigan, USA 48126-2793

    Target Audience: Educators;Students;Industry Professionals/Practitioners;Researchers;General Public

    June 17, 2015
    6/17/2015 - 6/18/2015

    Topics under discussion include:

    • Public road testing 
    • Virtual testing 
    • Simulation 
    • Traffic scenario testing 
    • Embedded software testing 
    • Reliability testing of software and hardware systems 
    • Safety and crash testing 
    • and more! 
    Click here for more information on this conference. 

    Location: Stuttgart, Germany

    Target Audience: Educators;Industry Professionals/Practitioners;Researchers

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  • The CAAT will hold its annual conference on Friday, May 1, 2015, at Macomb Community College’s South Campus in Warren, MI. Be sure to mark your calendar to attend this increasingly popular automotive event!

  • Did you know CAAT has a public LinkedIn group? It is a great place to discuss materials lightweighting, autonomous vehicles, electric cars, and other advanced automotive topics.