The aim of this paper is two folds:
1- To compare the level of technological advances in Iran's
Automotive Industry with that of its competitors globally.
2- To compare the relative technological advances of Iran’s Auto
Industry with other sectors of the Iranian economy.
To measure the level of technological advances, we have used the
Atlas Model of Technology.
The results indicate that the level of technological advances in
Iran’s Auto Industry is quite low compared to developed countries;
differences in the level of technology used in other sectors of the
Iranian economy are not statistically significant.
In conclusion, we proffer several recommendations and
suggestions for improving the current level of technology in Iran’s