Top Automotive Industry News for Week of April 24 - April 30, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week April 24, 2017 - April 30, 2017.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

'Consumer Reports' dings Tesla's ratings over braking (USA Today)

After VW’s record $2.8B fine, Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler could be next (CNBC)

Automaker banks on growth in EV market (CBT News)

BMW Falling Behind as Markets Shift Towards Electric Cars (DrivingSales)

BMW Wants to Combine Solar and Hydrogen Power (The Detroit Bureau)

Fiat Chrysler's CEO opens door to Jeep, Ram spinoff (USA Today)

Fiat Chrysler may add more self-driving supplier partners: CEO (Reuters)

Ford's profit tumbles as cost to fix vehicles jumps (USA Today)

Ghosn Rules Out Full Nissan-Mitsubishi Merger (The Detroit Bureau)

GM backs tax overhaul, but it has found a better deal (USA Today)

GM earnings top Street estimates by a wide margin, with strong net income (CNBC)

GM posts record 1Q results, and stock market shrugs (The Detroit News)

Mark Zuckerberg helps build pickup trucks at Ford plant (USA Today)

Mazda quarterly operating profit plunges 56% (Automotive News)

Musk just teased an image of Tesla's electric semi truck at a TED talk (Autoblog)

Lost appeal could cost GM billions (The Detroit News)

Rising U.S. truck, crossover sales drive GM to record profit (Reuters)

Subaru Targets SUV-Hungry U.S. Market With Huge 8-Seater Ascent (Forbes)

Tesla's real competitors might be in Silicon Valley, not Detroit (CNBC)

Tesla looks to Mexico to lure engineers for California plant (Automotive News)

VW to spend billions through 2022 to beef up engines portfolio (autoblog)

-Automotive Retail News-

April Auto Sales May Fall A Few Points, Despite Incentives (Forbes)

April Sales Expected to Fall 3%, KBB Says (Vehicle Remarketing)

AutoNation’s view of used market ‘volatility’ & models that are ‘premium’ (Auto Remarketing)

Cars are sitting on the lot longer, even as dealers sweeten their offers (CNBC)

J.D. Power/LMC: Record Incentive Spending Keeps April Sales on Pace With a Year Ago (Vehicle Remarketing)

Kia posts best-ever Q1 CPO sales (Auto Remarketing)

Maserati CEO Reid Bigland: SUVs & crossovers are here to stay (CBT NEws)

New Vehicle Sales Expected to Slide in April (The Detroit Bureau)

Newscast: Maserati’s Reid Bigland: SUVs & crossovers are here to stay | How to

combat disruptors | The question Mark Fields asks potential employees (CBT News)

Trade-In Quotes Critical Factor in Consumer-Buying Decisions, Study Finds (Auto Dealer Monthly)

U.S. auto sales forecast to slip in April as retail demand slumps (Automotive News)

Used retail momentum continues from Q1 (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Another spring sign: Compact-car performance (Auto Remarketing)

Wholesale Values Remain Healthy (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

'Drugged driving' surpasses drunken driving among drivers killed in crashes, report finds (CNN)

Death Tollways: The Most Dangerous Highways In America (Forbes)

Higher gas octane could boost performance -- and price (USA Today)

House speaker: Cut high auto insurance rates (The Detroit News)

New Gas Tax Hike Not Enough to Fix California’s Crumbling Roads, Group Says (Auto Dealer Monthly)

-Automotive Servicing News-

FCA Makes Push For Service Technician Training (DrivingSales)

Shortage of Auto Mechanics Has Dealerships Taking Action (The New York Times)

Toyota recalls quarter-million Tacoma pickups over oil leaks (USA Today)

Vehicle repair costs rose 2.7% in 2016 — CarMD (Tire Business)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Amazon’s driverless tech team focuses not on building it, but on how to use it (TechCrunch)

An 'ocean of auto big data' is coming, says Barclays (CNBC)

Apple asks California to change its proposed self-driving car testing policies (CNBC)

Autonomy will come 'sooner than you think' says GM CEO Barra (CNBC)

Check Out the Lexus That Apple's Using to Test Self-Driving Car Technology (Bloomberg)

Flying cars to take off? Americans want a parachute (The Detroit News)

Larry Page's flying car will be available to buy before the end of the year (Business Insider)

Uber Really Seriously Promises Flying Cars by 2020 (WIRED)

Walt Disney World plans to deploy driverless shuttles in Florida (LA Times)

Waymo begins first public on-demand self-driving service test in Arizona (TechCrunch)

Why Amazon Is Forging Into Self-Driving Vehicles (Forbes)

-General Business & Executive News-

AAA launches its own app-based car sharing service (Engadget)

After 100 Days, Auto Industry Still Confused About Where Trump Is Heading (NBC News)

Auto site Carvana tumbles 26% in stock market debut (TechCrunch)

Facebook cracks down on fake news and misuse; what it means for your page (DrivingSales)

GDP Growth Hurt By Inventories And Auto Sales (Forbes)

G.D.P Reports Shows Economy Off To A Slow Start in 2017 (NY Times)

Land And Air Travel Aren't Enough For Elon Musk. He's Going Underground (Forbes)

SiriusXM buys Automatic Labs to expand connected-car offerings (CNet)

TrueCar, Galves Market Data to pilot trade-in platform (Auto Remarketing)

Uber's top self-driving car exec steps aside amid lawsuit (CNBC)

Verizon invests in self-driving vehicle startup Renovo Auto (UPI)

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