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Review of the Research Program of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership: First Report Appendixes

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Review of the Research Program of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership: First Report Appendix A U.S. Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) Consortia 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- 1   Information on USCAR consortia available on the Web at <http://www.uscar.org/consortia&teams/consortiahomepages/cons&ttINDEX.htm>.

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Review of the Research Program of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership: First Report ing future generations of electric vehicles with significantly increased range and performance. United States Automotive Materials Partnership (USAMP): To conduct vehicle-oriented research and development in materials and materials processing to improve the competitiveness of the U.S. auto industry. Vehicle Recycling Partnership (VRP): To promote an integrated approach to the technical and economic feasibility of recycling for vehicles built in North America for the global marketplace.