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Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of July 8, 2019 - July 14, 2019.

We hope it helps you stay up to speed on the key developments in our industry:

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Big profits, slowing sales make for tough UAW contract talks (The Detroit News)

EV Start-Up Seres Delays U.S. Model Debut Due to China Troubles (The Detroit Bureau)

Ford, VW confirm plan to expand collaboration to include autonomous and electric vehicles (CNBC)

Ford knew Focus, Fiesta models had flawed transmission, sold them anyway (Detroit Free Press)

Jaguar, BMW and Mercedes have most to lose among automakers in US tariff war (CNBC)

Mexican-made autos stream across border at record rate in first half of 2019 (CNBC)

Opinion: Toyota’s Prius is testing a new solar look that could put it back in the lead for hybrid cars (MarketWatch)

Tesla to Apple: Help us nail robocar-secrets thief (The Detroit News)

Toyota Preparing to Invest $398M in Texas Truck Plant (The Detroit Bureau)

Toyota will build new SUV at Alabama plant it's building with Mazda (autoblog)

Trump administration freezing fuel efficiency penalties (Reuters)

Volkswagen Turns Out The Lights On Beloved Beetle (Forbes)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Alphabet’s self-driving car company tests free Wi-Fi and music to entice riders (CNBC)

Car2Go theft in Chicago is a lesson for car-sharing business (Automotive News)

Luminar Lands $100 Million Funding Boost To Ramp Up Lidar For Self-Driving Cars And Trucks (Forbes)

Mobileye Founder Stands In Contrast To Musk On Automated Driving (Forbes)

Money And Politics, Not Technology, Stand Between Us And Self-Driving Cars (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

Amid June's record, new and CPO Ram sales 'feed off each other' (Auto Remarketing)

Autotrader: For top CPO deals this month, these brands stand out (Auto Remarketing)

New-Car Prices Up 3.1% in June (Auto Dealer Today)

Report: Slow Sales Aside, Auto Groups Outperform Market (Auto Dealer Today)

Site promises to group car buyers, lessees in a savings ‘bucket’ (Auto Remarketing)

Used Vehicle Retention Index Ticks Up in June (Auto Dealer Today)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Depreciation Continues to Follow Seasonal Trend (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Prepare for sticker shock if you haven’t shopped for a new car lately (CNBC)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Mazda recalls over 250,000 vehicles to fix unexpected engine stalling (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

A Bug's Life: Remembering The Classic Volkswagen Beetle (NPR)

CDK hones in on dealer software, customer service (Automotive News)

First ride: Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle screams raw power (Electrek)

Kemper Enters into Marketing Agreement to Move its $16 Million Classic Collectors Auto Business to Hagerty (Yahoo News)

Rebound Seen in U.S. Consumer Spending Even as Economic Growth Slows (Bloomberg)

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Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of July 1, 2019 - July 7, 2019.

We hope it helps you stay up to speed on the key developments in our industry:

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

BMW's CEO Krüger Steps Down (Forbes)

Fiat Chrysler U.S. reports best June retail sales in 14 years, stock gains (MarketWatch)

Tesla Makes Good On Elon Musk’s Goal Of Record Quarterly Deliveries, Led By Model 3 (Forbes)

The Departure Of BMW's CEO Shows The Worsening Environment For Car Companies And Their Stocks (Forbes)

Toyota testing improved solar roof for electric vehicles (TechCrunch)

Why $100,000 for a luxury pickup is suddenly within reach (USA Today)

-Automotive Evolution News-

BMW and Daimler to team up in push toward self-driving cars (CNBC)

Here's how hackers are making your Tesla, GM and Chrysler less vulnerable to attack (USA Today)

Self-driving cars face two important challenges, says World Economic Forum executive (CNBC)

Waymo self-driving cars get green light to carry passengers in California (MarketWatch)

What Are The Different Levels Of Self-Driving Cars? (Forbes)

Why self-driving cars may not help older drivers as much as some anticipate (MarketWatch)

-Automotive Retail News-

Despite a Drop in Interest Rates by Automakers, Sales Fell in June (The Detroit Bureau)

June auto sales driven by heavy demand for trucks and SUVs (autoblog)

The 25 Best-Selling Cars, Trucks, and SUVs of 2019 (So Far) (Car and Driver)

U.S. June sales a mixed bag for automakers; SUVs, trucks still strong (Reuters)

U.S. sales drop again, yet SAAR remains strong (Automotive News)

Vehicle sales are down for Detroit Three, but prices are rising (Detroit Free Press)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Late June Depreciation Slows Down (Vehicle Remarketing)

Wholesale car prices see Fourth of July bump (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Fourth of July Expected to See Record Traffic — and Record Delays (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Volkswagen recalls over 663,000 Atlas CUV and Passat sedans from Chattanooga, Tenn., plant (Automotive News)

-General Business & Executive News-

From saving Chrysler to buying Jeep, here are the late Lee Iacocca’s greatest achievements (CNBC)

Santander, FCA refine private-label agreement (Automotive News)

U.S. clears SoftBank's $2.25 billion investment in GM's Cruise (Automotive News)

U.S. trade, services industry data underscore slowing economy (Reuters)

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Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of June 24, 2019 - June 30, 2019.

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

BMW doubles down on plug-ins and battery-powered cars, saying the future of sporty driving is electric (NBCNews)

Cars.com’s 2019 American-Made Index: What’s the Most American Car? (Cars.com)

Chevy is working on a truck that could be the first pickup to top $100,000 (CNBC)

Elon Musk emailed Tesla employees to push them to hit aggressive second-quarter goals (CNBC)

Ford confirms 12,000 job cuts in Europe, six plant closures (USA Today)

GM faces hurdles with launch of robotaxi fleet (Automotive News)

GM Investing $20M into Texas SUV Production Plant (The Detroit Bureau)

Podcast: Howes on automakers' looming 'profit desert' (The Detroit News)

Porsche: Expect sports cars to change more in the next seven years than they did in the last 70 (CNBC)

Ram tough: FCA turns up the heat on GM and Ford in U.S. truck sales war (Reuters)

Tesla says single battery module caused car fire in Shanghai, has changed vehicle settings (Reuters)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Apple buys autonomous-car startup Drive.ai: reports (MarketWatch)

Electric Car Charging Hassle Will Spur Buyer Resistance (Forbes)

How Self-Driving Cars Can Figure Out Parking (Forbes)

Michigan state parks could be opened for electric vehicle charging stations (Detroit Free Press)

There will be 33 million driverless cars sold annually by 2040 (USA Today)

Waymo makes autonomous vehicles available to Lyft riders (CNBC)

-Automotive Retail News-

At June 2019 Year Midpoint TrueCar’s ALG Maintains 17M Annual SAAR New Car Sales Forecast (Globe Newswire)

Edmunds warns of a tough 2019 for US auto industry as sales slide for second time since Great Recession and profits shrink (CNBC)

Equifax dealer survey gauges struggle to provide complete digital solutions (Auto Remarketing)

Group 1 Automotive amends and extends $1.8 billion revolving credit facility (Auto Remarketing)

High prices expected to cause new car sales drop in June (autoblog)

New Vehicle Sales Expected to Drop in June (The Detroit Bureau)

The future of car shopping is online: Ditch dreaded price negotiations and cut the hassle (USA Today)

U.S. auto sales seen dropping in June: J.D. Power, LMC Automotive (Reuters)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Lane watch: Car values cool as summertime warms (Auto Remarketing)

Truck Values Strengthen at Start of Summer (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Get Ready For Autonomous Cars To Bring Back Bygone Tradition Of A Sunday Drive (Forbes)

Have an old car? You’re not alone. Vehicle age hits record (The Detroit News)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Audi recalls 265,000 vehicles to repair air bags and loose trim piece (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

Arnold Schwarzenegger Stars in a New Ad Plugging Electric Cars (Wired)

Carvana stakeholder named richest person in Arizona (Auto Finance News)

CDK Global to divest digital marketing business (Auto Remarketing)

U.S. economic growth surges in first-quarter, but momentum fizzling (Reuters)

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Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of June 17, 2019 - June 23, 2019.

We hope it helps you stay up to speed on the key developments in our industry:

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

All that new tech in cars may be increasing risk (USA Today)

Brighter, safer headlights are coming. The question is when (USA Today)

Chevy Could Be First to Deliver $100,000 Pickup (The Detroit Bureau)

Democrats assail 'unacceptable' mpg rollback (The Detroit News)

Ford expands autonomous vehicle testing with a new self-driving prototype (CNBC)

General Motors Vehicles Now Let You Order Domino's Pizza from the Dash (Car and Driver)

GM seeks to avoid Takata recalls for fourth straight year (Detroit Free Press)

Japan reportedly helped derail Fiat’s proposed merger with Renault (CNBC)

Kid-friendly Ford Ranger selling as a family car with new safety feature (Detroit Free Press)

Korean Carmakers Top Initial Quality Study, But Tech Still Drives Owners Crazy (Forbes)

Lawmakers spar over Trump plan to freeze fuel efficiency rules (autoblog)

Mitsubishi Motors shareholders approve ouster of Ghosn (autoblog)

Tesla has a ‘great lead’ in this $2 trillion market opportunity: Analyst (CNBC)

UAW, Faurecia Reach Deal to End Strike Michigan Plant (The Detroit Bureau)

With Product Blitz Continuing, Hyundai Defies U.S. Market Downturn (The Detroit Bureau)

Young Buyers May be Ready to Shift Back to Sedans, Claims Nissan (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Pairing Self-Driving Cars With Autonomous Drones For Faster Fast Food Delivery (Forbes)

People are confused and wrong about driver assistance systems, IIHS finds (autoblog)

Walmart to test self-driving delivery from warehouse to warehouse (CNBC)

Waymo just signed a deal to make self-driving cars for use in France and Japan (CNBC)

-Automotive Retail News-

5 Tips for Dealer Success in Uncertain Times (Auto Dealer Today)

CDK Global moves to strengthen commitment to independent dealers (Auto Remarketing)

CPO car sales up 2% through May, poised for 9th straight record (Auto Remarketing)

Edmunds Launches "Premier": A Revamped Dealer Program to Better Connect Shoppers and Dealers (Yahoo)

Endangered species? SUVs squeezing out affordable, entry-level cars (Detroit Free Press)

Facebook Marketplace integration among new Carfax features (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Auction giants try new tack to track used cars (Automotive News)

May wholesale trends bring back thoughts of tax-season heydays (Auto Remarketing)

Wholesale Depreciation Continues to Rise Post Spring Market (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

U.S. drivers log 2.5% more miles in April than year ago (Reuters)

-General Business & Executive News-

A Tesla “Truckla”, Driverless Pizza Delivery, and More Car News This Week (Wired)

Auto Insurance Buyers’ Satisfaction Rises When They Are in Driver’s Seat (Insurance Journal)

NADA chair: Dealer data and related digital issues remain a high priority (Auto Remarketing)

New-Vehicle Quality Stalls After Four Years of Improvement, J.D. Power Finds (J.D Power)

Porsche rolls out its own car insurance in Illinois and Oregon (Road & Track)

Shift Boosts Customer Financing & Insurance Options; Adds TD Auto Finance, U.S. Bank (Yahoo)

TrueCar post-Perry: Two gone, reorg set (AIM Group)

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Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of June 10, 2019 - June 16, 2019.

We hope it helps you stay up to speed on the key developments in our industry:

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Elon Musk suggests Tesla needs acquisition to complete insurance push (MarketWatch)

FCA-Renault deal revival hinges on Nissan backing, French role (Automotive News)

Fiat Chrysler sued over alleged Jeep Wrangler 'death wobble' (The Detroit News)

Fisker Announces a Sub-$40,000 Electric SUV, Coming in Late 2021 (Car and Driver)

Ford Begins Testing Autonomous Vehicles in Detroit (The Detroit Bureau)

Ford expands autonomous vehicle testing with a new self-driving prototype (CNBC)

Ford self-driving cars now rolling around downtown Detroit and Corktown (Detroit Free Press)

GM invests in Flint Assembly to boost heavy-duty pickup production (Detroit Free Press)

Hyundai backs Aurora to develop driverless systems for Kia and Hyundai models (CNBC)

Study Predicts Crossovers Will Suffer Same Fate As Passenger Cars (Forbes)

Tennessee Volkswagen plant rejects unionization (The Detroit News)

Tesla electric car demand is 'absolutely not' struggling, Elon Musk says amid investor concerns (USA Today)

Tesla pickup unveil coming this summer while Semi gets pushed back a year (autoblog)

Trump Criticizes GM Investment in China (The Detroit Bureau)

U.S. auto industry faces 30% drop by 2022, analyst predicts (The Detroit News)

U.S. denies Tesla, GM, Uber 25% Chinese tariff relief (Reuters)

While Wall Street obsesses over Tesla, one other auto stock is staging a quiet breakout (CNBC)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Awake at the wheel: Automakers tap VR to banish boredom in autonomous cars (autoblog)

Don’t Tell Lidar Foe Elon Musk But This Maker Of The Robo-Car Vision Tech Just Raised $170 Million (Forbes)

Florida law lets autonomous vehicles drive without humans (The Detroit News)

Huawei is reportedly working on self-driving cars (CNBC)

Why Having Chargers At Small-Town Walmarts Could Help Spur Electric Car Sales (Forbes)

Your Next Uber X Could Be an XC90 as Volvo Deploys New Self-Driving SUV (Cars)

-Automotive Retail News-

As new-car retailing slows, dealership buy/sell action rises in Q1 (Auto Remarketing)

CarMax to open more stores and make it easier for consumers to buy cars entirely online (Auto Remarketing)

Dealers can now post inventory directly on OfferUp through inventory, DMS & marketing providers (Auto Remarketing)

Edmunds Report Reveals Newer, Lower-Mileage Used Vehicles Inundating Dealer Lots (PR Newswire)

Looking for a Vehicle? The Used Car Lot May be Best Bet (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Lane watch: Auction is ‘simply not as active’ as 2 weeks ago (Auto Remarketing)

Wholesale Depreciation Continues to Rise Post Spring Market (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

These car features could prevent your next crash (USA Today)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Car Stuck in the Shop? The New Waiting Room Has Movies and Manicures (NY Times)

Ford recalls 1.2 million Explorer SUVs, 123,000 F-150 pickups over crash risk (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

Car Wars study forecasts tough times: burgeoning crossovers, dwindling profits (autoblog)

'Peak-car' worries are mounting and used-car sales are a potential 'red flag' (Business Insider)

Top 20 used-car lenders among independent dealers (Auto Remarketing)

Top 100 Used Car Dealers: Independent Edition (Auto Remarketing)

World Car Sales Will Fall More Than 4 Million In 2019; Report (Forbes)

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Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of June 3, 2019 - June 9, 2019.

We hope it helps you stay up to speed on the key developments in our industry:

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Automakers to Trump: Create one national mileage, pollution standard (Detroit Free Press)

Automakers urge California, U.S. to restart mileage talks (The Detroit News)

Automakers wait and worry as opposition to tariffs on Mexican goods mounts (CNBC)

Britain’s Lotus Set to Reveal 1st New Model in 11 Years – and it Will Be Electric (The Detroit Bureau)

Death of the minivan? As Americans buy more SUVs, is the minivan headed for the junkyard? (USA Today)

Fiat Chrysler blames the French government as it withdraws its offer to buy Renault (CNBC)

Fiat Chrysler withdraws merger proposal for Renault (CNBC)

Ford to record $650 million charge for shutting down South Wales plant (MarketWatch)

Goodbye, potholes: GM to test airless, puncture-proof Michelin tires (USA Today)

Jaguar Land Rover, BMW Team Up On New Electric Drive Technologies (Forbes)

Payne: BMW-Jaguar want to make EV babies (The Detroit News)

Tesla's stock heads for biggest 3-day gain in 7 1/2 months (MarketWatch)

Toyota Speeding up EV Program; Partnering with Subaru on New Platform (The Detroit Bureau)

Trump: ‘Good chance’ now for tariff deal with Mexico (The Detroit News)

Trump calls off tariffs after Mexico vows to tighten borders (autoblog)

VW’s Electrify America to build more EV chargers at Walmart stores (CNBC)

VW Goes Back To The Future In New Ad Campaign To Put Dieselgate in Rear-View (Forbes)

Who's to blame for the FCA-Renault deal collapse? (Automotive News)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Bans On Facial Recognition Will Impact Self-Driving Cars, Reciprocally So (Forbes)

EVs Will Reach Cost Parity with Gas Cars “Sooner than People Think,” says GM’s Reuss (The Detroit Bureau)

New subscription service: Hertz My Car (Auto Remarketing)

Supplier Develops First Outside-Impact Airbag For Cars (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

Auto Loans, Payments Reach Record Highs (The Detroit Bureau)

Auto loans hit record, pushing average monthly car payments to all-time highs (CNBC)

Automakers see sales rise as interest rates dipped in May (Detroit News)

Group 1 Auto expands online car buying platform (Chron)

Kerrigan: Dealership Buy/Sell Activity Up 38% in Q1 (Auto Dealer Today)

Key drivers of digital retail momentum in auto (Auto Remarketing)

Lithia buys 1st W.Va. dealership (Auto Remarketing)

With summer buying season in full-swing, strong certified pre-owned deals are here (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Manheim debuts its first 100% digital auction site (Auto Remarketing)

May Retention Index Shows Spring Season's Tail-End Strength (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

If Trump slaps tariffs on Mexican imports, you'll pay more to buy a car and keep it running (USA Today)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

These are the 25 hottest collector cars of 2019 (Fox News)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Ram pickups recalled because air bags may not work in crash (Detroit Free Press)

Volvo Announces Free Towing for Life on All Its Cars of Every Age (Car and Driver)

-General Business & Executive News-

Apple to Buy Drive.ai in Bid for More Autonomous Vehicle Talent (Bloomberg)

CarsArrive launches new relocation business (Auto Remarketing)

Chip Perry Retires as CEO of TrueCar (The Banks Report)

The Car Industry Is Under Siege (NY Times)

Weak U.S. employment report raises red flag on economy (Reuters)

Wells Fargo will pay customers $386 million over unwanted auto insurance (Reuters)

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Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of May 27, 2019 - June 2, 2019.

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

'Negotiations over tariffs have started': Mexico's foreign minister (Reuters)

2 new cars unveiled by Cadillac, which sees demand for luxury sedans (Detroit Free Press)

Bosch Agrees to Fines for Role in Dieselgate (The Detroit Bureau)

Chevy revives Trailblazer as 2021 small crossover (Automotive News)

Detroit carmakers stand to lose billions under new Mexico tariffs (The Detroit News)

Ferrari goes electric with its most powerful street-legal car ever: the SF90 Stradale (CNBC)

Fiat Chrysler seeks 50-50 merger with Renault, whose board will study deal 'with interest' (USA Today)

Ford recycles 1.2 billion plastic bottles a year for auto parts (CNBC)

GM to invest $24 million to expand Indiana truck plant (MarketWatch)

GM would be hit hardest if Trump imposes tariffs on Mexico (Detroit Free Press)

Here’s how a Fiat Chrysler-Renault merger could spark some mega auto deals (CNBC)

Merger with Renault has potential to make Fiat Chrysler a heavyweight (Detroit Free Press)

More Electric Cars Mean Fewer Mechanical Jobs (Forbes)

Musk Cheers as Tesla Closes in on Production Record (The Detroit Bureau)

Putting the Jigsaw Together: Who’ll Run the Show at Merged FCA-Renault? (The Detroit Bureau)

Renault board to review FCA merger move on Tuesday (Reuters)

Take a look at the most expensive SUV in the world: the $1.9 million Karlmann King (CNBC)

Tesla opens orders for made-in-China Model 3, lowers price (The Detroit News)

Trump's Mexico tariffs could cost Detroit automakers billions (USA Today)

Trump’s Mexico tariff threat hammers GM, Fiat Chrysler, will raise US auto prices (CNBC)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Data Security For Autonomous Vehicles Can And Should Be Treated With Respect (Forbes)

Essential Stats For Justifying And Comparing Self-Driving Cars To Humans At The Wheel (Forbes)

Self-Driving Cars Likely To Cause A Spike In Motion Sickness But Volkswagen Is Working On A Cure (Forbes)

Self-Driving In Sin City: Lyft and Aptiv Notch 50,000 Robo-Taxi Rides In Las Vegas Program (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

Asbury and Group 1 keep close tabs on used inventories (Auto Remarketing)

AutoNation focuses on margins and F&I; Lithia eyes more dealerships — both to enhance digital (Auto Remarketing)

Crowded Car Lots Spur Discounts, But Auto Sales Keep Slipping (Bloomberg)

It's True! Women Really Do Shop More ... for Cars (Forbes)

Move Over, Boomer Car Buyers (Wards Auto)

Transforming auto dealer services for the subscription economy (Auto Remarketing)

TrueCar’s ALG Forecasts New Auto Sales to Continue Modest Softening Amidst Rising Transaction Prices and Declining Incentives (Globe Newswire)

U.S. auto sales seen slipping 2.1% in May: J.D. Power, LMC Automotive (Reuters)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

J.D. Power's inaugural Residual Value All-Stars: Luxury vehicles (Auto Remarketing)

Lane action slows with dealers eyeing holiday retail activities (Auto Remarketing)

Luxury Values Continue to Struggle Amid Stable Market (Vehicle Remarketing)

Manheim Express Gets 3 Enhancements (Auto Dealer Today)

-Automotive Servicing News-

LivePerson Automotive Announces Service Repair Payment Integration With DigniFi (PR Newswire)

US agency probes effectiveness of 2014 GM seat belt recall (Detroit Free Press)

-General Business & Executive News-

'The pain is just beginning': After 38,000 layoffs, Wall Street wakes up to 'peak car' (Business Insider)

Top 20 used-car lenders among franchised dealers (Auto Remarketing)

U.S. economic growth in the first quarter revised down slightly to 3.1 percent (BankRate)

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Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of May 20, 2019 - May 26, 2019.

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

A major Chinese automaker postpones its US launch as trade war drags on (CNBC)

An Airbag for the Back Seat? Mercedes-Benz Is Developing a Clever One (Car and Driver)

Automakers Still Looking for Top Price on Full-Size Pickups (The Detroit Bureau)

Bigger cuts expected: 23,000 more Ford layoffs needed, analysts say (USA Today)

Consumer Reports: Tesla automated lane changes are risky (The Detroit News)

Could Tesla’s High-Flying Ride on Wall Street be Ready to Come Crashing Down? (The Detroit Bureau)

Daimler Says Diesel Ain’t Dead Yet (The Detroit Bureau)

Fiat Chrysler wins final city, state approvals for its Jeep plant and related projects (Detroit Free Press)

Fiat hoped to spark America's small-car revival. Instead, it lost out to SUVs (USA Today)

Former Nissan chairman Ghosn in court ahead of misconduct trial (USA Today)

General Motors Unveils All-New Electronic Platform (Forbes)

GM makes ‘exponential jump’ in electronics that includes updateable cars (Detroit Free Press)

Self-driving startup Aurora to buy lidar company Blackmore (Reuters)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Autonomous vehicle pioneer doubles down on technology Tesla CEO Elon Musk calls ‘freaking stupid’ (CNBC)

Chevron, EVgo Team Up To Enable EV Charging At California Gas Stations (Forbes)

Ford Tests Delivery Robots That Could One Day Replace Human Workers (Forbes)

GM's car-sharing service Maven to start exiting certain cities (Detroit Free Press)

Letting Your Kids Ride Alone In An Autonomous Self-Driving Car: Ever Or Never? (Forbes)

U.S. Postal Service Delivers Mail Using TuSimple’s Self-Driving Trucks (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

Auto Industry Gears Up for Hot Holiday Sales (Wards Auto)

Carvana launches in 4 Mid-Atlantic markets (Auto Remarketing)

It’s a buyer’s market for cars this Memorial Day weekend (MarketWatch)

Lease Prices Steady Heading Into Memorial Day Weekend (Auto Dealer Today)

Softer auto sales means Memorial Day weekend comes with deals for car shoppers (CNBC)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

KAR says spring market hit ‘full bloom’ in April (Auto Remarketing)

Weekly Luxury Segment Values Continue to Hurt (Vehicle Remarketing)

With summer straight ahead, spring impact still in the lanes (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Honda recalls 137,000 SUVs for sudden air bag deployments (Reuters)

-General Business & Executive News-

1 in 6 Uber and Lyft Cars Have Open Safety Recalls, Consumer Reports' Study Suggests (Consumer Reports)

Cars.com vs. CarGurus.com saga shows the importance of SEO (and the bad side of a Google update) (Search Engine Land)

Fiat Chrysler submits proposal for a merger with Renault (CNBC)

Half of States Wasting $3B Volkswagen Fine Paid for Dieselgate (The Detroit Bureau)

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Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of May 13, 2019 - May 19, 2019.

We hope it helps you stay up to speed on the key developments in our industry:

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Ford sticks with hybrids as other automakers rush to all-electric vehicles: Here's why (Detroit Free Press)

Getting Rid Of This Vehicle Fuel Economy Standard Is Actually A Great Way To Combat Climate Change (Forbes)

GM shareholders letter to Mary Barra demands stronger stance on fuel economy (Detroit Free Press)

Nissan Earnings Plunge on Lower Sales, Rising Warranty Costs (The Detroit Bureau)

Senators Look to Rally U.S. EV Material Production (The Detroit Bureau)

Tesla's stock dives toward 2 1/2-year low after NTSB crash report (MarketWatch)

Tesla shares drop after report says its Autopilot system was engaged during a fatal crash (CNBC)

Toyota says Trump’s latest tariff threat shows Japanese investments in US are ‘not welcomed’ (CNBC)

Trump administration will delay auto tariffs for up to six months (CNBC)

U.S. Ending Steel, Aluminum Tariffs on Mexico, Canada (The Detroit Bureau)

U.S. reaches deal with Canada, Mexico to lift steel, aluminum tariffs: Washington Post (Reuters)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Despite deaths, injuries and recalls, air bags still save lives (USA Today)

Distracted Driving Will Grow Exponentially On The Path To Self-Driving Cars (Forbes)

Hand Gestures And Horses: Waymo’s Self-Driving Service Learns To Woo The Public (Forbes)

How Mobility Can Create A More Inclusive, Sustainable And Prosperous Global Society (Forbes)

Ride-Hailing Services Don’t Cut Traffic, They Add to It, Study Says (The Detroit Bureau)

The road to self-driving cars (CBS News)

Why did a Rhode Island police officer pull over a self-driving shuttle on its first day? (USA Today)

-Automotive Retail News-

After slow start, CPO car sales now up 2% year-to-date (Auto Remarketing)

Buying a Car and Safety is the Top Requirement? Skip These! (The Detroit Bureau)

Looking to turn CPO units? Autotrader says May is the time (Auto Remarketing)

Opinion: For Dealers, Carsharing Is About Revenue, Not Miles (Auto Dealer Today)

Sonic’s used-car standalone stores enter ‘growth mode’ (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

How Digital Sales at Manheim Began and Where They're Heading (Vehicle Remarketing)

Stable Weekly Wholesale Values Signal Continued Strength in the Market (Vehicle Remarketing)

Used-vehicle prices strong, steady last week (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Opinion: Turns out, millennials love cars as much as anyone else (MarketWatch)

The U.S. States With The Worst Roads (Forbes)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Millennials and Gen Xers Best Boomers at Collecting Cars (How Stuff Works)

Oldest 'Porsche' could sell for $20 million or more at auction (Fox News)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Fiat Chrysler recall: vans can stall, lose power steering (The Detroit News)

Ford recalls Ranger, Fusion vehicles at risk of rolling unexpectedly (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

China Car Sales Tumble for 10th Consecutive Month (The Detroit Bureau)

Is California ready to ban gas-powered cars? Not yet. But they're thinking about it (USA Today)

Hyundai Capital America and Tech Company flexdrive Partner to Develop Alternative Models to Vehicle Ownership (BusinessWire)

Uber debuts 'Quiet Driver' mode for premium rides (Mashable)

Usain Bolt launches two-seater electric vehicle which starts at $9,999 (CNBC)

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Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of May 6, 2019 - May 12, 2019.

We hope it helps you stay up to speed on the key developments in our industry:

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Carmakers That Invest Too Much Too Soon In Advanced Tech Vehicles May Not Survive (Forbes)

Dyson Reveals Electric Car Patents; Offers New Hints About Project (The Detroit Bureau)

Ferrari to stop supplying Maserati with its engines (autoblog)

Ford assures shareholders that change is underway (The Detroit News)

Ford CEO Hackett reassures investors of EV plans as it pours money into electric F-150, 'Mustang-inspired' crossover (CNBC)

GM Cruise autonomous vehicle unit valued at $19 billion with latest $1.15 billion funding round (CNBC)

Here's where GM layoffs stand after stunning blow to factory workers (USA Today)

Lawsuit: Ford hid Focus, Fiesta transmission problems — then blamed customers (USA Today)

Tesla faces twin assault as Mercedes, VW start taking orders for first long-range EVs (CNBC)

The Mercedes-Maybach GLS Will Be the Most Expensive Car Built in America (Car and Driver)

Toyota quarterly profit dips, but sales rose; Honda reports a loss (autoblog)

Trump says GM will sell shuttered Lordstown, Ohio plant to electric truck maker Workhorse (USA Today)

VW's $2 billion penalty for diesel scam, Electrify America, builds electric charging network across US to boost EV market (CNBC)

VW's new electric car passes 10,000 orders in just 24 hours (CNBC)

‘We Have a Lot of Questions’: Doubts Loom Over G.M. Plan for Lordstown Plant (The New York Times)

-Automotive Evolution News-

AAA study finds Americans are warming to electric vehicles, but most aren't ready to buy — at least not yet (CNBC)

Connected cars: ‘Where privacy rubber meets the road’ (Auto Remarketing)

Lyft Adding Self-Driving Waymo Vehicles For Riders In Phoenix (Forbes)

Senators Pushing Legislation to Protect EV Battery Minerals (The Detroit Bureau)

What's The Piece-Of-The-Pie For Driverless Cars In $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan? (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

Black Book: Used Values Decline for Fifth Straight Month (Auto Dealer Today)

CarMax expands Customer Experience Center program to Kansas City (Auto Remarketing)

Carvana Q1: Accelerated Growth Accelerates Losses (Auto Dealer Today)

Looking to turn CPO units? Autotrader says May is the time (Auto Remarketing)

Roadster to Drive Toyota, MBUSA Digital Retail Programs (Auto Dealer Today)

Used-car sales climb 3% amid demand shift (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Wholesale Values Rise for Seventh Consecutive Week (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Servicing News-

U.S. investigating reports of Mazda SUV side air bags that deploy for no reason (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

AutoWeb Reports First Quarter 2019 Results (AutoWeb)

CarGurus Announces First Quarter 2019 Results (Globenewswire)

Cars.com in talks with 'multiple parties' over possible sale (Chicago Business)

Cars.com Reports First Quarter 2019 Results (Cars.com)

GM Cruise raises $1.15B at a $19B valuation from SoftBank and Honda (TechCrunch)

Tesla Spends Zero On Ads. Here's Where BMW, Toyota, Ford, and Porsche Spend Digital Ad Dollars (Forbes)

This Is Why Investors Hate Carvana (Auto Dealer Today)

TrueCar Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results (TrueCar)

Uber Is One of the Worst Performing IPOs Ever (Fortune)

-AEA Reminder-

Did we miss something? Let us know via our Contact Us Page >> . If you have specific important news going public soon that you would like to share with your fellow AEA Members, submit your PR Distribution Request >>

Have a great week,

Member Services

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Automotive Executives Association

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