Top Automotive Industry News for Week of April 17 - April 23, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week April 17, 2017 - April 23, 2017.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Apple OK’d to test self-driving cars in Calif. (The Detroit News)

Apple ‘almost certainly’ exploring making a whole car but there’s a big challenge, top analyst says (CNBC)

At Shanghai Auto Show, brands balance green push and SUV demand (CNBC)

Buy American? How about 'train Americans'? (Detroit Free Press)

Cadillac has a secret weapon in its quest to beat Tesla at self-driving (CNBC)

Don't Worry, Driverless Cars Are Learning From Grand Theft Auto (Bloomberg)

Ex-Tesla exec aims to outdo Tesla (CNN Money)

Ford Continues Tinkering With Bamboo in Vehicles (The Detroit Bureau)

GM plans to launch 10 electric cars in China by 2020 (The Detroit News)

Study: Consumers tap brakes on self-driving car tech (USA Today)

Tesla's Autopilot self-driving system slammed in lawsuit (Detroit Free Press)

Tesla CEO Musk Flies to Germany to Help Avert Strike (The Detroit Bureau)

The long, rough ride ahead for 'Made in America' (CNBC)

Toyota reveals new Prius One, making it the cheapest standard Prius available (egmCarTech)

U.S. judge sentences Volkswagen to three years probation, oversight (Reuters)

Venezuela says it didn't seize GM plant for state use (CNN Money)

Volkswagen must pay $2.8B criminal fine for emissions cheating (USA Today)

Volkswagen shows off its vision for a driverless future (autoblog)

Volvo Autonomous Driving Software Venture With Autoliv Comes to Life (The Detroit Bureau)

VW diesel whistleblower identified in book (Automotive News)

-Automotive Retail News-

Chevy Aims for Top Spot in Brand Sales (The Detroit Bureau)

Dealers Lead Nation in Pursuit of Leads (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Earth Day Data Finds Eco-Cars Struggling (

Import stores outpace domestics in F&I as share of new revenues (Automotive News)

Millennials may be fertile market for CPO (Automotive News)

NADA: New-Car Dealerships Employ Record Numbers in 2016 (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Used-car gross profits at $1.69M for average franchised dealer (Auto Remarketing)

U.S. Auto Dealer Revenue, Employment Rose in 2016 (The Detroit Bureau)

Why Buick expects to sell more than 1.4 million vehicles this year (Detroit Free Press)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Black Book: Used Vehicle Retention Index Falls to 113 Heading Into April (Auto Dealer Monthly)

March Prices Down for Used 1- and 3-Year-Old Vehicles (Vehicle Remarketing)

NADAUCG: Used Vehicle Price Index Falls to Lowest Level Since 2010 (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Wholesale Market Strengthens on the Week (Vehicle Remarketing)

Why March used-car market sounded like Dickens book title (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Gas stations are going away sooner than you think (CNBC)

How dangerous air bags find their way into used cars (The Detroit News)

The younger you are, the more likely you are to trust autonomous cars (autoblog)

Who’s at fault unclear in driverless car crashes (The Detroit News)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

40 amazing cars that dominated the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show (Business Insider)

Full interview with Steve Wozniak on Apple's self-driving cars, Silicon Valley Comic Con (CNBC)

The irony of the EV chargers at the Thomas Edison Museum (autoblog)

Watch this all-electric ‘flying car’ take its first test flight in Germany (The Verge)

Will autonomous driving kill the sports car? (The Detroit News)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Dealers Can Now Use Uber as a Shuttle Service (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Subaru recalls over 33K cars to fix engine problem (The Detroit News)

Tesla recalls 53K cars over parking brake gear (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

Apple CEO Tim Cook reveals what's really valuable about the Uber of China — data (CNBC)

Auto industry ready to fight GOP's border tax (USA Today)

Captives poised to gain ground on banks (Automotive News)

China Will Lead The Electric Car Revolution With More Than 10.5 Million Sales By 2025, Per Report (Forbes)

Fed Says U.S. Growth Continues Though Consumer Spending Mixed (Bloomberg)

Getaround Raises $45 Million To Expand Airbnb-For-Cars Model (Forbes)

KAR Acquires DRIVIN for $43M (Vehicle Remarketing)

Sears to close 50 auto centers (Chicago Tribune)

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