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The swiss Center for Automotive Research (swiss CAR), founded in 2005, creates an environment that enables the conduct of relevant and empirical research in an industry that is innovative in its products, processes, and technologies, core to Europe’s economy, and broad enough to study from various perspectives and over a longer period of time. Establishing competence on the industry’s specifics and maintaining long-term relationships with companies in this industry has allowed for the identification and framing of research problems highly relevant to the industry as well as exceptional access to empirical data. A research team of doctoral students, guest researchers, interns, and partly temporary personnel constitutes the center which is concerned with Technology- and Innovation Management-related studies. The center is known to national and international companies and to industry and governmental associations. Also, it is part of the Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovations (PVMI).



New study „Automobil(zuliefer)industrie Schweiz“ 2018/19

In January 2019, the Swiss Center for Automotive Research is going to publish the third edition of its study series “Automobilindustrie Schweiz”. Established in 2008, the study is issued on a five-year cycle and investigates current developments of the automotive and commercial vehicle (suppliers) sector in Switzerland.


Veröffentlichung der Studie „Automobil(zuliefer)industrie Schweiz 2018/19“

Donnerstag, 17. Januar 2019, 14.00 - 18:00 Uhr an der Universität Zürich.

Programm (PDF, 262 KB)

Die Veranstaltung ist kostenlos. Anmeldung bis spätestens Freitag, den 11. Januar 2019 hier.

(Der Platz ist begrenzt und wird nach dem first-come first-serve Prinzip vergeben.)


Publication de l’étude "Industrie Automobile (fournisseurs) Suisse 2018/19"

Jeudi 17 Janvier 2019 à 14 – 18 heures à l'Université de Zurich.

Programme (PDF, 261 KB)

L'événement est gratuit. Les présentations se dérouleront en allemand avec des diapositives disponibles en allemand et français. Veuillez vous enregistrer avant le vendredi, 11 janvier 2019 ici.

(Le nombre de places est limité et attribué selon le principe ‘premier arrivé, premier servi’.)

Publication of the study "Automotive (suppliers) industry Switzerland 2018/19"

Thursday, January the 17th 2019 at 2 – 6 pm at the University of Zurich.

The event is free of charge. Presentations will be held in German with slides being provided in German and French. Registration by Friday, January 11th 2019 here.

(Space is limited and awarded on a first-come first-serve basis.)

Again, we are proud to have won renowned partners from industry and science to conduct this study. The partners are:




Automotive Industry Switzerland. Industry analysis

Automobilindustrie, Schweiz. Branchenanalyse 2013, Aktuelle Bestandesaufnahme von Struktur, Trends, Herausforderungen und Chancen (PDF, 12813 KB)

Automobilindustrie, Schweiz. Branchenanalyse 2008, Aktuelle Bestandsaufnahme von Struktur, Trends, Herausforderungen und Chancen (PDF, 4489 KB)

Automotive Industry Switzerland, Industry Analysis 2008, Structure, trends, challenges, and opportunities (PDF, 4278 KB)

Dezember 5, 2015

Anja Schulze comments in SRF Tageschau
Anja Schulze comments in the SRF Tagesschau on the trend to more ecofriendly cars.

November 4, 2015

Anja Schulze comments in the SRF newscast "10vor10" on the ongoing VW emissions scandal.