• January 19, 2017

    Airbus Group plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads. 

    January 17, 2017

    Amazon was awarded a patent for a network that manages how autonomous cars navigate reversible lanes.

    January 14, 2017

    Mobileye, a maker of camera-based computer chips that are part of sensor systems in a range of driver-assist and automotive vision technologies…

    January 12, 2017

    ..."we're supporting 25,000 miles of stations along interstate highways to continue to encourage people to move in that direction," says VP Biden.

    January 11, 2017

    Electric Vehicle Technology Certificate 

    January 23, 2017
    1/23/2017 - 1/25/2017

    New design of automotive construction materials has become of paramount importance to not only reduce the carbon footprint of their final products but also to increase efficiency and decrease cost of vehicles. The use of new advanced materials in vehicles will significantly increase fuel efficiency and cut emissions, but the auto industry lacks data and material models needed to reliably manufacture vehicle components from various substitutes, including aluminum alloys, high-strength steels and polymer composites.

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    Location: Detroit, MI

    Target Audience: Industry Professionals and Practitioners;Researchers

    February 16, 2017
    2/16/2017 - 2/16/2017

    Bringing together industry insiders, policymakers and leading automakers, Connected Cars USA is the leading platform for discussion in this key sector. Make sure you are part of the conversation. Critical tech and business trends, as well as key policy considerations are up for debate at this crucial time in the DC calendar. The world is shifting towards fully connected and autonomous vehicles at high speed and this is your opportunity to be part of a unique conference that offers a high level, dual policy and business focused discussion. Conference website

    Location: Washington DC

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    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

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    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

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    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 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

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    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

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  • The 44 th 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. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: Register now to secure your spot at this fun-filled and instructive conference.

  • Visit our Automated Technologies Available Now page for videos and examples of the cutting edge driver assistance features available on today's cars.  Automated driving is rapidly becoming commonplace, the technologies are already a part of the cars we drive.  See what is available, how it works, and how it can help you in your travels.