2014 CAAT Conference: You Can't See the Future in the Rearview Mirror

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This resource contains the agenda and presentations from the 2014 Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT) Conference: You Can't See the Future in the Rearview Mirror. This conference took place on May 2, 2014 at Macomb Community College’s South Campus in Warren, MI and was attended by more than 120 individuals representing various high schools, community colleges, and universities as well as multiple government agencies, professional organizations, and industry workforce representatives.

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This resource contains the agenda and presentations from the 2014 Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT) Conference: You Can't See the Future in the Rearview Mirror . This conference took place on May 2, 2014 at Macomb Community College's South Campus in Warren, MI and was attended by more than 120 individuals representing various high schools, community colleges, and universities as well as multiple government agencies, professional organizations, and industry workforce representatives.

The conference was co-sponsored by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) , the Design and Manufacturing Alliance (DMA) , and SAE International . The conference theme You Can't See the Future in the Rearview Mirror was inspired by how the rapid pace of change in the automotive industry will continue and, in many ways will accelerate in part due to increasing fuel economy standards and the new technology needed to meet them. This conference examined the coming era for vehicle manufacturers and suppliers and what these changes in technology mean for educating and training the talent needed to support the industry now and in the future.

Various speakers addressed the impacts of the new fuel economy standards and the tools required to meet them. The conference included a plenary session and a technical session. Listed below are sessions from the conference and the presentations available from each:

Plenary Session: Future Direction of the Automotive Industry

Presentation: "Automotive Office Update & Industry Direction"
Presenter: Nigel Francis, Senior Vice President, Automotive Industry Office, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

Presentation: "Auto Industry Update: Employment, Wages, and Job Skills"
Presenter: Kristin Dziczek, Director, Industry & Labor Group, Center for Automotive Research (CAR)

Technical Session

Presentation: "Electric Vehicle Taxonomy"
Presenter: Dan Claus, Automotive Instructor, Macomb Community College (MCC)

Presentation: "Lightweighting, the New Corvette"
Presenter: Tim Canning, Manufacturing Chief and Technical Fellow, Manufacturing Engineering, General Motors

Presentation: "Model Deployment Overview"
Presenter: Debby Bezzina, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)

*Note: All presentations are in .pdf format.

 

 

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under
Grant No. 1003032. 

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

 

Classification:
Connected and Automated Vehicles
HEV/EV System Technologies (HEV, EV, and Plug-in HEV)
Materials Lightweighting
Product Lifecycle:
Pre-production: Research, Design, Development, Testing, and Tooling
Production: Manufacturing, Assembly, and Operations
Post-production: Service, Reuse, and Recycling
Resource Type:
CAAT
Conference Material
Other
Presentation
Professional Development
Institution:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT)
Author & Title:
Representatives from government, industry, and education
Date Developed:
Friday, May 02, 2014
Keywords:
Auto Industry,Automated Vehicles,CAAT Conference,Connected Vehicles,Fuel Economy,Future Technologies,Jobs,Macomb Community College (MCC)
Education Level:
High School (9-12)
Undergrad Students (13-14)
Audience:
Educators
Industry Professionals/Practitioners
Researcher