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Automotive Industry: Data and Regulations
Resources on the Automobile (Motor Vehicle) Industry
Automotive News is a leading source for news articles and special reports on the motor vehicle industry. The “Data Center” reports statistics on automotive sales, productions, inventory, and incentives for the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Technical notes: Kresge subscribes to the Data Center only, not the articles written by Automotive News reporters.
Subscription includes access to the 9-year digital archive for Automotive News. Use the "See our 9-year archive" link present on most pages in the Data Center for access.
Technical notes: The Kresge subscription includes FULL ACCESS to the data center. Messages that warn "full access required" will not prevent access. The Market Data Books are available on the Data Center menu. Full text articles from Automotive News are available through the Journal Locator.
Ward’s Intelligence offers in-depth automotive industry data including North American Monthly Sales, Production, and US Inventory, International Monthly Sales and Production, North American Production Forecast, Fuel Economy Index and Vehicle Specifications.
Available data include:
North American Monthly Sales, Production, and U.S. Inventory
International Monthly Sales and Production
North American Production Forecast
Fuel Economy Index
Note: The Outlook Conference Series and Wards Intelligence Reports are not included in our subscription.
FitchConnect is a robust and comprehensive credit analytics and macro intelligence platform providing users with credit research, credit ratings, macroeconomic and financial fundamental data, country risk research and indices, industry research, Financial Implied Ratings, and a curated news service. Data includes up to 30 years history of fundamental financial data, 25 years of country risk data on over 200 countries, and sector reports for agribusiness, autos, banking & financial services, commodity prices, consumer & retail, consumer electronics, defense & security, oil & gas, insurance, food & drink, freight transport & shipping, information technology, infrastructure, medical devices, metals, mining, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals & healthcare, power, real estate, renewables, telecommunications, and tourism.
Data-Planet is a repository of date from US government sources, World Bank, IMF, OECD, and other intergovernmental organizations. Create maps and reports from data you select from over 640 datasets. Subjects include health, crime, population, economics, finance, industry, and marketing.
The University Library has Datasets Basic Subscription, which does not include EASI Market Planner, IMF data or data from the U-M China Data Center. U-M China Data Center is available from China Data Online. IMF data in IMF eLibrary Dat
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A collection of public and private data sets from national governments, international organizations, and research firms. A focus of this resource is sub-national data for the countries of the world (data by country, city, state or province). Country-level data is generally available going back 35 years and city-level data generally covers 15-20 years.
NCSA, an office of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is responsible for providing a wide range of analytical and statistical support to NHTSA and the highway safety community at large.
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics collects statistics on many transportation modes. Some examples are "Commuting by mode of transportation", "Commute mode share", "Net change in commuters by mode", "U.S. Vehicle-Miles."
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics keeps safety and highway travel. Some titles include "Motor Vehicle Safety Data", "Motor Vehicle Fatalities, Vehicle-Miles, and Associated Rates by Highway Functional System", "Occupant Fatalities by Vehicle Type and Nonoccupant Fatalities", and "Highway Profile."
The National Highway Traffic Administration has legislative mandate to issue the FMVSS published in the The Code of Federal Regulations. (CFR Title 49, Subtitle B, Chapter V, part 571). The CFR is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register.
The US Department of Transportation administers other regulations relating to motor vehicles under CFR Title 49, Subtitle B, Chaper V. For example: Parts 531 and 533 pertains to Fuel Economy Standards.
NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 and is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. It works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial.