The U.S. Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) has the following consortia with the indicated missions.1
Automotive Composites Consortium (ACC): To conduct joint research programs on structural polymer composites in precompetitive areas that leverage existing resources and enhance competitiveness.
Electrical Wiring Component Applications Partnership (EWCAP): To permit and encourage cooperative research and development, which includes the joint sharing of technologies and resources to develop common electrical connection systems.
Environmental Research Consortium (ERC): To improve understanding of the environmental impact of vehicle and manufacturing emissions.
Low Emissions Technologies R&D Partnership (LEP): To coordinate research and development efforts on emissions control technologies through exchange of technical information and licensing of promising technical breakthroughs.
Occupant Safety Research Partnership (OSRP): To conduct or direct precompetitive research and development on crash-test dummies and related areas such as modeling, instrumentation, data management and reduction, and subsystem safety test development.
United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC): To pursue research and development of advanced energy systems capable of provid-
Information on USCAR consortia available on the Web at <http://www.uscar.org/consortia&teams/consortiahomepages/cons&ttINDEX.htm>.