• March 04, 2015

    Renault-Nissan Alliance head Carlos Ghosn has said he plans to bring an autonomous connected car to the market in 2016.

    March 04, 2015

    German carmakers are shifting their focus towards high-end electric vehicles such as the Audi R8.

    March 03, 2015

     Technology in the auto space is advancing at a rapid speed.

    March 03, 2015

    The division is pretty clear: nickel-metal-hydride batteries are for use only in hybrids.

    March 02, 2015

    Automotive supplier Magna has unveiled a new concept car that will debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

    March 02, 2015

    AT&T will link its connected car and smart home technologies to bolster its foothold in the fast-growing market for Internet-connected devices.

    February 26, 2015

    The same lithium-ion battery technology that powers Tesla’s EVs will be used to develop a battery for the home.

    February 26, 2015

    Ford plans to further its partnership with Stanford to accelerate the development of autonomous vehicle technology. 

    March 06, 2015
    3/6/2015 - 3/8/2015

    Click here for details about this event.

    Location: Cobo Center, Detroit MI

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

    March 16, 2015
    3/16/2015 - 3/17/2015

    Automotive Megatrends USA is a unique event that brings together the key players of the car industry of today with the innovators and game-changers of the lightweight, efficient, connected automotive world of tomorrow. Click here for details.

    Location: Dearborn, MI

    Target Audience: Industry Professionals and Practitioners

    April 06, 2015
    4/6/2015 - 4/7/2015

    This event will feature the report results with a panel discussion on business opportunities, technology demonstrations, and presentations. Click here for more information.

    Location: Macomb Community College South Campus

    Target Audience: Industry Professionals and 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: Educators;Students;Industry Professionals and Practitioners;Researchers

    April 21, 2015
    4/21/2015 - 4/22/2015

    Next Generation Batteries consists of three concurrent tracks, including Next-Generation Materials, Chemistries & Technologies, Lithium Battery Safety, and Grid-Scale Energy Storage. Click here for more information.

    Location: San Diego, CA

    Target Audience: Industry Professionals and Practitioners;Researchers

    April 30, 2015
    4/30/2015 - 5/1/2015

    This FREE conference by the Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT) will be held at Macomb Community College's South Campus on May 1, 2015. Based on positive feedback received from last year's attendees, we will repeat our popular half-day format! The event is targeted towards automotive industry workforce development representatives as well as secondary and postsecondary automotive educators, counselors and school administrators. It is co-sponsored by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), the Design and Manufacturing Alliance (DMA), and SAE International. Learn more here.

    Location: Macomb Community College 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI USA 48088

    Target Audience: Educators;Students;Industry Professionals and Practitioners;Researchers

    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 and Practitioners

    May 18, 2015
    5/18/2015 - 5/18/2015

    University Bound is a summer program co-sponsored by the Center for Advanced Automotive Technology, Wayne State University, Macomb Community College, and the National Science Foundation. Click here for more information.

    Location: Wayne State University Main Campus

    Target Audience: Students

    May 20, 2015
    5/20/2015 - 5/21/2015

    This spring, Macomb Community College will host the Automotive Design and Engineering Career Expo (recently renamed) for hundreds of local middle and high school students at Macomb Community College's South Campus Expo Center in Warren, MI. Students attending the event will be able to interact with leading designers, engineers, and state of the art technology, which will hopefully inspire them to consider rewarding careers in vehicle design and/or engineering. Click here for more information.

    Location: Macomb Community College Expo Center

    Target Audience: Students

    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: Industry Professionals and Practitioners

    May 31, 2015
    5/31/2015 - 6/3/2015

    The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) is excited to host its 25th Annual Meeting and Expo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Make plans to join the more than 2,000 industry business leaders, manufactures, investors, researchers, elected officials and policymakers, engineers and public sector participants, as we explore the bridges to innovation through ITS technologies. Click here for more information.

    Location: Pittsburg, PA

    Target Audience: Industry Professionals and Practitioners

    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: Industry Professionals and Practitioners

    June 03, 2015
    6/3/2015 - 6/4/2015

    With over 3,000 senior attendees, TU-Automotive Detroit is the world's largest event dedicated to the evolution of automotive technology and its connected car, auto-mobility and autonomous use-cases. Click here for more information.

    Location: Novi, MI

    Target Audience: Industry Professionals and Practitioners

    June 05, 2015
    6/5/2015 - 6/6/2015

    See current hybrid, battery electric and electric propulsion vehicles on display. Featured are vehicles currently offered on the market and safe, successful conversions from gas to electric, or from hybrid to plug-in hybrid. Meet electric vehicle owners, ride in an electric vehicle, discuss living with electric vehicles on a daily basis and gain insights into the economic, political and environmental impact of electric vehicles. Click here for more details.

    Location: Schoolcraft College, Livonia MI

    Target Audience: General Public

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

    The ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition is the only conference dedicated to all disciplines of engineering education. It is committed to fostering the exchange of ideas, enhancing teaching methods and curriculum, and providing prime networking opportunities for engineering and technology education stakeholders such as deans, faculty members and industry and government representatives. Click here for more information.

    Location: Seattle, Washington

    Target Audience: Educators;Students

    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 and 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;Students;Industry Professionals and Practitioners;Researchers

    July 20, 2015
    7/20/2015 - 7/24/2015

    To find out more about the 42nd annual NACAT Conference click here.

    Location: Joliet, IL

    Target Audience: Educators

    July 27, 2015
    7/27/2015 - 7/30/2015

    HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technological education where secondary and postsecondary educators, counselors, industry professionals, trade organizations, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills. Charged with Educating America’s Technical Workforce, the event focuses on the preparation needed by the existing and future workforce for companies in the high-tech sectors that drive our nation’s economy. Click here for more information.

    Location: Portland, Oregon

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

    July 29, 2015
    7/29/2015 - 7/31/2015

    Click here for more information.

    Location: Mission Pointe Resort on Mackinac Island

    Target Audience: Educators

    August 01, 2015
    8/1/2015 - 8/2/2015

    Click here for more information.

    Location: Traverse City, MI

    Target Audience: Industry Professionals and Practitioners

    August 03, 2015
    8/3/2015 - 8/6/2015

    For nearly 50 years, the CAR Management Briefing Seminars have delivered thought leadership on the most important issues facing the automotive industry. Click here for more information.

    Location: Traverse City, MI

    Target Audience: Industry Professionals and Practitioners

    August 20, 2015
    8/20/2015 - 8/21/2015

    The Global Automotive Lightweight Materials (GALM) series of conferences are one of the flagship series of events run by London Business Conferences Group. Click here for more information.

    Location: Cobo Center, Detroit MI

    Target Audience: Industry Professionals and Practitioners

    August 26, 2015
    8/26/2015 - 8/26/2015

    The Harper Charity Cruise is a premier summer event in the City of St. Clair Shores. Click here for more info.

    Location: Harper Road, St. Clair Shores, MI

    Target Audience: General Public

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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 register now to attend this increasingly popular automotive event!

  • This spring, Macomb Community College will host the Automotive Design and Engineering Career Expo for hundreds of local middle and high school students at Macomb Community College's South Campus Expo Center in Warren, MI.