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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 edition of the study „Automobilindustrie Schweiz“ in late 2018

In fall 2018 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 past developments and the current status of key performance indicators of the Swiss automotive industry. Further it provides an outlook on selected upcoming topics in the automotive sector.

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.