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Auto Industry Trends, Analyses, and Predictions

UMTRI provides industry research and analysis, information resources, and communication forums that meet the evolving needs of automotive and related industries worldwide. Staff members have broad expertise with issues relating to the automotive industry.

Recent Publications

Predicting vehicle sales from GDP in 48 countries: 2005-2011.
Michael Sivak.

report UMTRI-2013-6

This study examined the relationship between GDP and vehicle sales in 48 developed and developing countries during the years 2005...

Alternative powertrain strategies and fleet turnover in the 21st century
Bruce M. Belzowski, Walter McManus.

report UMTRI-2010-20
IN: Sponsored by: University of Michigan Sustainable Worldwide Transportation

The changes taking place in the global automotive industry related to alternative powertrains and fuels are affecting each country or...

High efficiency trucks new revenues, new jobs, and improved fuel economy in the medium and heavy truck fleet.
Bruce M. Belzowski, Walter McManus, John Woodrooffe.

report UMTRI-2010-29
IN: Prepared for CALSTART

The move to high efficiency trucks can lead to new revenues and jobs for companies involved in the development and marketing of the...

Can Chrysler survive its reinvention
Bruce M. Belzowski, Walter McManus.

book chapter IN: Second Automobile Revolution, p. 206-222.

Economic indicators as predictors of the number and fuel economy of purchased new vehicles
Michael Sivak, Brandon Schoettle.

report UMTRI-2009-27
IN: Sponsored by: University of Michigan Strategic, Worldwide Transportation 2020.

This study examined the relationship between two economic indicators-the unemployment rate and the price of gasoline-and purchase...