ANN ARBOR — The Center for Automotive Research, the Ann Arbor-based nonprofit organization, has a new Web site at

DesignHub Inc., a creative services and marketing firm headquartered in Saline, designed and developed the site.

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CAR’s new Web site describes the organization’s offerings in research, publications, events, and programs. News from CAR, including announcements of recent research and upcoming events, is highlighted on the site’s home page. An interactive calendar features CAR’s own sponsored events as well as other major automotive industry gatherings.

Visitors to the site can learn about CAR’s history, staff, board of directors, major clients, and career opportunities.

CAR tracks trends in the automotive industry and society at the international, national, state, and local levels. The organization researches and reports on critical industry issues and presents communications forums for addressing them.

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CAR’s flagship event, the CAR Management Briefing Seminars (, will be held this year on Aug. 6-9 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City.   CAR’s research clients include automotive manufacturers and suppliers, industry associations, government entities, universities, foundations, and others. Many take part in CAR’s Affiliates Program, which nurtures relationships among industry stakeholders.

CAR originated at the University of Michigan. It became a standalone nonprofit organization in 2003. CAR’s founder, David E. Cole, remains the emeritus chairman.  CAR today employs nearly 30 analysts, managers, and administrators. CAR is based at 3005 Boardwalk, Suite 200, Ann Arbor, phone (734) 662-1287.

DesignHub works with clients on Web site design and development, brand development, brochures, annual reports, newsletters, advertising, public relations, direct marketing, search marketing, social media, packaging designs, signage, and trade show displays, as well as marketing strategies and plans.  The company was founded in 1999.

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