USCAR is governed by the three-member USCAR Council, whose membership includes senior technology executives from each of the U.S. automakers. The Council members create value for their respective companies through their collective leadership. They establish USCAR policy, appoint representatives to various teams and provide strategic direction and guidance to the organization.
Throughout its history, USCAR has facilitated numerous cutting-edge and innovative R&D programs, and its organizational structure has evolved accordingly. In spring 2005, USCAR Council created an organizational structure composed of a three-member executive Leadership Group and nine Technical Leadership Councils to oversee the extensive portfolio of research being conducted by nearly 30 consortia, teams and working groups. Additionally, USCAR leadership council members strategize and initiate expansion into new areas of collaboration. With R&D programs ranging from energy storage and materials to aerodynamics and manufacturing, the research portfolio continues to expand.
USCAR demonstrates the power of collaboration. It enables the U.S. automakers to do great things efficiently and effectively. Individually, these same tasks would be far more difficult, potentially redundant, and in many instances, impossible to achieve as quickly by individual companies.