• February 17, 2017

    GM plans to deploy thousands of self-driving electric cars in test fleets in partnership with ride-sharing affiliate Lyft Inc, beginning in 2018.

    February 16, 2017

    "Community colleges are a uniquely American national asset," DeVos said. "You are nimble, you are inclusive, you are entrepreneurial."

    February 13, 2017

    Next-generation cars are emerging as advanced artificial intelligence (AI) systems that will power an entirely new automotive experience. 

    February 13, 2017

    Ford is investing $1 billion over the next five years in Argo AI to develop the virtual-driver system for the Ford self-driving vehicles.

    February 23, 2017
    2/23/2017 - 2/23/2017

    Smart mechatronic systems are fundamental to the development of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), autonomous and electric vehicle technologies. Electronics, embedded software, control systems, sensors, actuators, cameras, radar, Lidar, car-2-car communication, lines of code, etc., are essential to realizing these revolutionary technologies. Learn about solutions for developing, testing and validating mechatronic systems for ADAS, autonomous and electric vehicle applications. More…

    Location: Sheraton in Novi, MI

    Target Audience: Educators;Industry Professionals and Practitioners;Researchers

    February 24, 2017
    2/24/2017 - 2/24/2017

    AutoRama, World of Wheels, and Cavalcade of Customs welcomes automotive school groups of high school and college level students. New for this year includes automotive design, engineering, manufacturing, marine, motorcycle, small engine and welding. Students can participate in a positive and valuable “hands-on” educational experience. The “Career Day” participants enjoy a discounted admission cost of $15.00 per ticket including lunch (Hot Dog, Chips and Drink). Also offered is $10.00 per ticket without lunch. More...

    Location: Cobo Center, Detroit

    Target Audience: Educators;Students

    March 02, 2017
    3/2/2017 - 3/3/2017

    The 2017 theme is "Linking the Human and the Machine to Secure Cyberspace." Promotes collaboration of world class social & technical science researchers, industry and policy-makers to transform the landscape of cybersecurity,  policy, and practice More

    Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing

    Target Audience: Industry Professionals and Practitioners;Researchers

    March 27, 2017
    3/27/2017 - 3/29/2017

    Be a part of the in-depth conversation alongside, cyber security experts, regarding the latest cyber security solutions, strategies to maintain security over the product lifecycle, and updates on standardization efforts.

    What's Inside: An overview of the high-level speakers joining us at this year's summit. Key Topics and Focus Areas for 2017 revolving around the evolving technological landscape. A comprehensive overview of the Automotive Cyber Security series. Exclusive savings & discounts.

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    Location: Detroit, MI

    Target Audience:

    March 29, 2017
    3/29/2017 - 3/30/2017

    An innovative event covering advanced connectivity and cloud based monitoring/control of devices, facilities, automobiles, people, and enterprise operations. The 2017 event will be held in the Chicago, Illinois. area.  Conference Website...

    Location: Westin O’Hare Hotel, Rosemont, Illinois

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

    April 03, 2017
    4/3/2017 - 4/3/2017

    The Automotive News PACE Awards are recognized around the world as the industry benchmark for innovation. The 2017 Automotive News PACE Awards will be presented on April 3, 2017 in Detroit. More...

    Location: Detroit, MI

    Target Audience:

    April 04, 2017
    4/4/2017 - 4/6/2017

    WCX17 is a full-sensory event experience that immerses you in the forefront of the automotive and mobility industries. Spend three days discovering new ideas on the exhibit floor, in intimate venues, and in networking events. Attendees can now receive technical knowledge and content in unique and engaging settings. WX17 web site

    Location: Cobo Center, Detroit, MI

    Target Audience: Educators;Industry Professionals and Practitioners;Researchers

    April 25, 2017
    4/25/2017 - 4/26/2017

    Presented by the U.S. Army's Research, Development and Engineering Center for all ground vehicle systems technology and integration (TARDEC). Build awareness about the future autonomy-enabled Army and opportunities for collaboration with industry. Details

    Location: Macomb South Campus, John Lewis Conference Center

    Target Audience: Educators;Industry Professionals and Practitioners

    April 28, 2017
    4/28/2017 - 4/28/2017

    Driverless Cars, What's Driving the Workforce. Free Event: For high schools, community colleges, universities, government agencies, professional organizations, and industry workforce representatives.

    Location: Macomb, South Campus, K-301

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

    May 13, 2017
    5/13/2017 - 5/13/2017

    CAAT Partners with the Boy Scouts to Offer S.T.E.M. Adventure Day at Macomb Community College.

    Location: Macomb South Campus, M Building

    Target Audience: Educators;Students

    May 15, 2017
    5/15/2017 - 5/16/2017

    Get Acquainted With WSU, One of the 100 Most Prestigious Institutions in the Nation! All-expenses-paid overnight stay in a residence hall. Career Information, Campus tour.

    Location: Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

    Target Audience:

    June 07, 2017
    6/7/2017 - 6/8/2017

    With 150 speakers, 300 booths and 3000 attendees. It's the world's biggest conference & exhibition dedicated to automotive technology innovation. Topics Include: AI Changes the Game, Embrace Cybersecurity, Smart Car Meets Smart World, Ready for Robot Drivers?, The Auto 'Access Economy' . Details...

    Location: Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

    Target Audience: Educators;Industry Professionals and Practitioners;Researchers

    July 17, 2017
    7/17/2017 - 7/20/2017

    Meet some of the best automotive technology educators from all parts of the United States and Canada. Attend training sessions. Participate in the Silent Auction to fund scholarships and awards. Also fun events in and around the Motor City. Email: CAAT@Macomb.edu or call 586-445-7126. For more on the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) Conference

    Location: Macomb Community College, Warren, Michigan

    Target Audience: Educators;Industry Professionals and Practitioners

    July 31, 2017
    7/31/2017 - 7/31/2017

    Location: Traverse City, Michigan

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    August 06, 2017
    8/6/2017 - 8/6/2017

    A 5 day workshop where teams comprised of students & professionals, work on real cars to find answers posed by cybersecurity in automobiles. More

    Location: Macomb South Campus Expo

    Target Audience: Educators;Industry Professionals and Practitioners;Students

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  • The 44th annual NACAT Conference will be held July 17-20, 2017 at Macomb Community College in Warren, MI. BE A PRESENTER: NACAT is recruiting seminar presenters for this national conference. Both experienced and new presenters are invited to submit proposals. BE AN EXHIBITOR: The conference also includes a trade show on Wednesday evening; reserve a booth at Macomb's Expo Center. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: Register now to secure your spot at this fun-filled and instructive conference.

  • Register Now  The 2017 CAAT Conference will be:  April 28, 2017 8:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.  The event will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Kay Stepper, Vice President, Head of Regional Business Unit Driver Assistance & Automated Driving at Robert Bosch LLC.  The conference will include technology updates, workplace reports, a panel discussion of workforce needs, and curriculum development updates. There will also be breakout sessions for more focused discussion.