Automotive Insights Conference
Automakers and suppliers have long faced the need to adapt to ever-changing global competition, customer preferences and industry regulation. Up to now, automakers have been resilient in their ability to adapt, controlling costs while at the same time adhering to customer-driven performance requirements. Have light vehicle sales already peaked or can they continue to rise? What does the sales outlook mean for North American production volumes in short and the long run? And how might possible changes to CAFE regulation impact engine technology going forward? In an effort to get insights into these questions and much more, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit Branch and Detroit Association of Business Economists (DABE) and WardsAuto co-hosted this conference on Auto Insights at the Detroit Branch.