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UNITED STATES COUNCIL FOR AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH LLC

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Sharing Technology for a Stronger America

Welcome to the website of the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC, the collaborative technology company of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors.

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About USCAR

The United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) was founded in 1992. Its goal is to further strengthen the technology base of the U.S. auto industry through cooperative research and development.

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USCAR's main focus is to:
  • Create, support and direct U.S. cooperative research and development to advance automotive technologies.
  • Be responsive to the needs of our environment and society and include the appropriate public and private stakeholders.

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Press Release: USAMP TEAM MAKES SIGNIFICANT STRIDES IN DEVELOPMENT OF THIRD-GENERATION ADVANCED HIGH-STRENGTH STEELS

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Jan. 5, 2017 – A project team led by the United States Automotive Materials Partnership LLC (USAMP), a wholly owned subsidiary of the U.S. Council for Automotive Research LLC representing FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, is nearing completion of a multiyear effort to develop an Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) model for third-generation advanced high-strength steels (3GAHSS). When complete, the ICME model is expected to aid the development of 3GAHSS alloys for use in lightweighting automotive vehicle components and assemblies. [...] Read More

Press Release: USABC ISSUES RFPI FOR BATTERY-ELECTRIFIED VEHICLE BENCHMARKING STUDY

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 15, 2016 – The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a collaborative organization of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, has issued a request for proposal information (RFPI) for a battery-electrified vehicle benchmarking study. [...] Read More

Press Release: USABC REISSUES RFPI TO DEVELOP IMPROVED THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR LI-ION BATTERIES IN VEHICLES

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 6, 2016 – The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a collaborative organization of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, has reissued its request for proposal information (RFPI) for improved thermal management system development for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries used in vehicle applications. [...] Read More

Press Release: USCAR RECOGNIZES RESEARCH PARTNERS FROM U.S. DOE AND HIGHWOOD TECHNOLOGY AT ANNUAL AWARDS EVENT

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 5, 2016 – The United States Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR), the collaborative automotive technology company of General Motors, FCA US LLC and Ford Motor Company, recently recognized two external research partners at its 16th Annual USCAR Recognition Event. [...] Read More

Press Release: USABC AWARDS $7 MILLION CONTRACT TO 24M TO DEVELOP LOWER COST EV BATTERIES, MANUFACTURING PROCESS

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 27, 2016 – The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a collaborative organization of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, today announced the award of a $7 million contract to 24M Technologies Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to leverage its breakthrough cell design and manufacturing process to deliver lower cost, automotive lithium-ion batteries, demonstrating their potential for mass production. [...] Read More

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