The automotive industry is currently facing a period of extraordinary uncertainty on the back of economic recession worries that follow the events of September 11. How long and how deep will the downturn in the auto industry be? Which regions and which markets will be most affected? How strong will the recovery be? Last week, analysts from DRI-WEFA presented their latest forecasts for the global auto industry at a conference in Munich. Managing Editor Dave Leggett was there and provided this report on selected elements of the proceedings.