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April 2022

Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards for Model Years 2024-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks
Strong fuel economy standards can strengthen U.S. energy independence and may help reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Since Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) was signed into law in 1975, the standards have reduced American oil consumption by 25%, or approximately 5 million barrels a day.
The new CAFE standards for model year 2024-2026 will require fleet average of 49 mpg by 2026, may save consumers money, advance U.S. energy independence and encourage automakers to invest in electric vehicle technology.
Michigan Revolution for Electrification of Vehicles (MiREV)
The Michigan Revolution for Electrification of Vehicles (MiREV) has been created to prepare the state's workforce for the new jobs in Michigan's electric vehicles and mobility sector.
This flyer describes the effort of MiREV to partner employers, institutes of higher education (IHE), and workforce development to create educational programs that provide specific knowledge and skills for the automotive mobility and electrification industry.
Monitoring Electric Power
Electric power grids and electric vehicles need to be monitored for extended periods of time in-order to understand their power requirements and plan for sustainable usage.
This whitepaper presents a real-life example of tests that monitored an electric vehicle for five days to determine why the motor had been failing. The test engineers utilized Hottinger Bruel & Kjaer's (HBK) power analyzer and perception software to acquire data that was used to identify the problem and determine the cause of the motor failure.

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March 2022

Can Cars Gesture
A virtual reality experience tested pedestrians' reactions to a variety of autonomous vehicle (AV) signaling motions, such as braking earlier or stopping well short of the pedestrian. This study reports the impact of an AV's expressive stopping actions on a pedestrian's decision to cross the road in front of an AV.
The Evolution of ADAS
Growing interest from both consumers and safety regulators is driving a surge in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) adoption across all vehicle classes. This report identifies three key challenges that the automotive industry must address to gain consumer acceptance of new ADAS systems.
Fundamentals of Lidar Technologies - Curriculum Module
The use of Lidars in self-driving cars is likely to be the first widespread commercial application of Lidar. Because Lidar performs well in harsh environmental and light conditions, it can be used in day time as well as during the night. It is expected that Lidar will be integrated into intersections to monitor traffic, security systems to protect property, and many other applications.
This entry-level curriculum module can be included in courses in photonics, electronics, advanced manufacturing, mechatronics, robotics, micro- and nanotechnology, and others.
Occupant Protection for Vehicles with Automated Driving Systems
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a first-of-its-kind final rule to ensure occupant safety in automated vehicles. It updates the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) to account for vehicles that do not have the traditional manual controls, including steering wheels.
The rule clarifies that, despite their innovative designs, vehicles with automated driving systems must continue to provide the same high levels of occupant protection as current passenger vehicles.

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February 2022

Electric Vehicles & Hybrid Technology - Course
This course provides the core components of electric vehicle and hybrid electric vehicle propulsion technology that will help to expand the knowledge of a traditional automotive technician. It will give an in-depth look at the hybrid vehicle components including engine construction and operation, battery packs, power inverters, transaxles, and other electric propulsion systems.
The Global Automotive and Mobility Industry MSU-CIBER
This presentation reports on the services provided by The International Business Center that assist businesses, policy makers, academia and students on international business and trade in support of Michigan's automotive industry. The impact of COVID-19 on the global automotive market is illuminated and the opportunities for Michigan automakers based on mobility trends in connected and electrified vehicles.

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January 2022

2022 Global Automotive Consumer Study
This study provides important insights on the consumer's willingness to pay for advanced vehicle technologies and electric vehicles. The consumer's preference for purchasing a vehicle in-person vs. online and mobility modes for transportation are also compared.
Autonomous Last Mile Delivery Market - Forecast to 2030
In order to meet the rising delivery demands brought by online shopping, various last mile logistic companies have started using drones and ground delivery vehicles to deliver products. Autonomous last mile delivery (ALMD) consists of vehicles delivering the product to the customer's doorstep without a human driver.
This analysis includes the market trends, and future estimations to determine the growth opportunities for ALMD.
Can Automated Driving Handle Minnesota Winters?
The operation of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are often compromised by poor weather conditions found in cold weather climates. This whitepaper provides guidance for ADAS in order for them to operate safely when road grip is compromised during inclement weather.
Evaluating EV Market Growth Across U.S. Cities
States with zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) regulations were responsible for about two-thirds of 2020 U.S. electric vehicle sales. This evaluation demonstrates that the states and cities with the greatest PEV market success continue to have the strongest and most comprehensive policy supports.

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December 2021

2021 Mobility Confidence Index
This study of consumer knowledge and acceptance of fully automated, self-driving vehicles was produced by J.D. Power in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Advanced Vehicle Technology (AVT), and Partners for Automated Vehicle Education.
2021 Path to EV Adoption
This infographic provides the results from a survey of nearly 5,000 consumers who owned, considered or rejected a fully electric vehicle (EV) during June and July 2021. It uncovers market perceptions and customer experiences with the EV shopping and buying process.
Achieving Freight Transport GHG Emissions Reductions through Emerging Technologies
Vehicle technology improvements such as electrification and automation have great long-term potential for emissions reductions. Applying information and communications technology (ICT), can increase the emissions reductions in the next 10-15 years.
Connected Car Market - Global Forecast to 2026
The connected car market is expected to witness significant growth in the near-future. The major factors driving the connected car market are government regulations mandating safety features, such as on-road assistance, and collision warning systems. Also, the demand for luxury and premium electric cars is on the rise. Luxury brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Tesla, and Audi are gaining their market share in luxury electric vehicle (EV) sales and are adding other luxury EV models in their product lineups.
Need Help Planning for the Future of Electric Vehicles?
In this guide, The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its national laboratories provide extensive information on EVs including both community planning and charging infrastructure. The names of the organizations and the services that they offer are detailed for informed EV planning. The Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreements from the Volkswagen Clean Air Act Settlement provides funding for individual state use.

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November 2021

How to Solve the Challenge of Zero Emission Vehicles
Battery electric vehicle and fuel cell electric vehicle powertrain technologies need to improve as quickly as possible to solve the challenge of zero emission vehicles. The technologies are complementary and can exist simultaneously, but both require electricity to be generated either on or off the vehicle. Where weight and range are critical, a fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) generally works better, and where it is not critical, a battery electric vehicle (BEV) is generally a simpler solution.
Impact of Electric Vehicle Charging on the Power Demand of Retail Buildings
This report assesses how electric vehicle (EV) charging stations would impact a retail big box grocery store, exploring numerous station sizes, charging power levels, and utilization factors in various climate zones and seasons. It measures the effect of charging by assessing changes in monthly peak power demand, electricity usage, and annual electricity bill.
Managed Charging Accelerates Costs & Health Benefits of EVs
The report presents the cost savings results when analyzing the dollars needed to drive electric passenger cars and transit buses the same number of miles compared to their fossil-fueled counterparts. Results show that depending on the city, there can be economic value to electrifying vehicle fleets. With a managed charging approach, energy and electric fleet operating costs are further reduced.

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