COBO Center, Detroit, Michigan | January 11-24, 2016

Official Sponsors

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Aisin World Corp. of America (AWA) is the North American sales center of the Aisin Group, a $31 billion company headed by Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. with corporate offices in Kariya City, Aichi, Japan. The Aisin Group is a worldwide, Tier One supplier of automotive components and systems and supports OEMs around the world in the manufacture of brakes, transmissions, navigation systems, drivetrain, chassis, body, engine-related parts, electronics and intelligent transportation systems. Globally, Aisin has 180 consolidated companies and employs 80,000 people. In the Americas, Aisin Group companies include 12,700 employees, 28 manufacturing, sales, and R & D centers, including Aisin Technical Center of America located with AWA in their combined, new North American Headquarters in Northville, Mich., and FT-Techno of America, the company's 950-acre test track and proving ground in Fowlerville, Mich. Currently, Aisin is ranked 5th in the world and 13th in North America in Automotive News’ listing of the largest Tier One suppliers. Visit


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Ally Auto

Ally Auto is a leading automotive financial services company powered by a top direct banking franchise. Ally's automotive services business offers a full suite of financing products and services, including new and used vehicle inventory and consumer financing, leasing, inventory insurance, commercial loans and vehicle remarketing services. For more information, visit and follow us on or


Logo Autotrader, The Ultimate Automotive Marketplace®, is the internet's leading provider of new and used car listings and consumer automotive information. We aggregate in a single location over 3 million new, used and certified pre-owned cars from over 25,000 auto dealers and nearly 400,000 private sellers and are the leading online resource for auto dealers, individuals and manufacturers to advertise and market their vehicles to in-market shoppers.


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With more than 30 million visits each month, on average, is the leading destination for online car shoppers, offering credible and easy-to-understand information from consumers and experts to help buyers formulate opinions on what to buy, where to buy and how much to pay for a car. 

With comprehensive pricing information, dealer reviews, side-by-side comparison tools, photo galleries, videos, unbiased editorial content and a large selection of new- and used-car inventory, puts car buyers in control of their shopping process with the information they need to make confident buying decisions.

Launched in June 1998, is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. and operates,® and ™.


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Panasonic Automotive

Harnessing the power of Panasonic Corporation’s global network, Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America is a tier one automotive supplier offering advanced driver-focused technology solutions within the areas of infotainment, e-Cockpit design, integrated audio, connectivity, electrification and comfort and security. Panasonic Automotive Systems is a division company of Panasonic Corporation of North America and acts as the North American operating company of Panasonic Corp.’s Automotive & Industrial Systems Company, which coordinates global systems operations. Headquartered in Peachtree City, Georgia, the company maintains sales, marketing and engineering operations in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information on Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, please visit:


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Great music discovery is effortless and free with Pandora. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, genres or composers and Pandora will do the rest. It’s easy to create personalized stations that play only music you’ll love.

Tap into an entire world of music, including almost a century of popular recordings – new and old, well known and obscure. Create up to 100 personalized radio stations with your free account.  Not sure where to start?  Explore hundreds of music and comedy genre stations.


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PR Newswire

PR Newswire serves as the Official Newswire Service of NAIAS and is the authoritative source of news and information for leading global media organizations. The world’s largest news network, PR Newswire distributes to more than 200,000 media points and 8,000 Websites, offering the most ways to reach an audience online and off. Since pioneering the industry 60 years ago, PR Newswire has supported thousands of the world’s leading organizations and has won more than 20 awards for serving customers with industry-leading professionalism and innovation. Learn more at


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Together with its customers, Schaeffler is hard at work developing tomorrow's automotive solutions - today. 

Under the INA, LuK and FAG brands, Schaeffler develops and manufactures precision components and systems for engines, transmissions and chassis applications, as well as rolling bearings and linear products for the global automotive industry. Schaeffler’s products include components for both vehicles with internal combustion engine drivetrains, as well as solutions for hybrid vehicles and electric mobility.

With a strong North American presence, Schaeffler's North American headquarters are located in Fort Mill, S.C., with manufacturing facilities in South Carolina, Missouri, Ohio, Canada and Mexico. Established in the heart of the North American auto industry, Schaeffler operates a 78,000-square-foot Automotive Tech Center in Troy, MI that employs 250 North American engineers and technicians that drive development in the region utilizing state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment, computational tools and CAD systems.

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 Sponsor Shell


Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies in more than 70 countries. We deliver a diverse range of energy solutions and petrochemicals to customers worldwide. These include transporting and trading oil and gas, marketing natural gas, producing and selling fuel for ships and planes, generating electricity and providing energy efficiency advice. We also produce and sell petrochemical building blocks to industrial customers globally, and we are investing in making renewable and lower-carbon energy sources competitive for large-scale use. In the U.S., we operate in 50 states and employ more than 20,000 people delivering energy in a responsible manner. 

Shell Eco-marathon is a visible demonstration of Shell’s commitment to help the world meet its growing energy needs in a responsible way by working together with students, partners and other stakeholders. For more than 30 years the Shell Eco-marathon series has challenged future engineers and scientists from around the world to design, build and test ultra-energy-efficient vehicles and go ever farther on less energy. 2015 marks the first time this signature automotive competition will be held in the U.S. auto industry’s historic home town, Detroit, April 10-12, 2015. Visit to learn more about Shell Eco-marathon Americas.

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Verizon is a global leader in delivering wireless and broadband communications services. Verizon Telematics, a division of Verizon, offers award-winning solutions for connected-vehicle services to auto manufacturers, insurance companies, businesses with fleets and consumers. Our robust and scalable infrastructure enables customers to rapidly expand their connected-vehicle footprint around the globe. We leverage the strengths of Verizon to offer comprehensive services that enhance the telematics value chain, including network management, security, data analytics, cloud services and distribution capabilities, making us the logical choice for any company considering entering or enhancing the difficult and complex world of telematics services. Please visit