Auto, Government Leaders To Share Vision For Auto Industry’s Future At CAR 2013: Automotive decision-makers will discuss the state of the industry and the challenge presented in striking a balance between meeting consumer demands and government regulations at the 48th annual Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars. This premier North American automotive conference will take place Aug. 5-8 in Traverse City. More than 1,000 automotive industry stakeholders are expected to attend the conference to discuss a variety of topics, including “Mobility, Profitability, Sustainability.” The conference covers the breadth of the industry with 10 topical seminars focused on global manufacturing strategies, lightweighting, connected and autonomous vehicles, powertrain developments, sales forecasting, purchasing, policy, designing for technology, and capital investment. CAR president and CEO Jay Baron, and Sean McAlinden, CAR executive vice president of research and chief economist, will chair the automotive strategy sessions on the mornings of Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 7 and 8. Annually a focal point for CAR MBS, the Automotive Strategy sessions include government leadership and senior executives from vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. CAR MBS will bring together a winning closing panel to discuss how racing can drive product development. Featuring speakers from vehicle manufacturers and supplier race programs, the panel will give insight on how lessons learned on the track are translated into the consumer vehicle — a “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” business strategy. For detailed information, visit the event’s website at www.cargroup.org/mbs. Media representatives may register at no charge via the CAR MBS website. All media registrations are subject to approval. Follow #MBS2013 on Twitter for the latest conference updates, sponsored by Plex Systems. The Center for Automotive Research is a non-profit organization based in Ann Arbor, MI. Its mission is to conduct research on significant issues related to the future direction of the global automotive industry, organize and conduct forums of value to the automotive community and foster industry relationships.