Top Automotive Industry News for Week of April 3 - April 9, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week April 3, 2017 - April 9, 2017.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Audi, Porsche join forces on vehicle development as VW strives to save (Automotive News)

Best new car features are fresh takes on old ideas (The Detroit News)

Despite 'challenging' environment, GM CFO expects strong 2017 (Reuters)

Detroit Is Stomping Silicon Valley in the Self-Driving Car Race (WIRED)

Ex-DOT chief calls Trump's review of MPG rules a 'setback' (USA Today)

Ford Confirms Two Electrified Vehicles For Chinese Market (Motortrend)

GM approaching driverless cars 'like a Silicon Valley startup' (Detroit Free Press)

GM hooking up robots to Internet to keep factories humming (Automotive News)

It may sound crazy, but lowering emission standards could actually hurt the auto industry (CNBC)

Opel will continue to build Buicks for U.S. (Automotive News)

PSA Makes Tenuous Return to U.S. After 26-Year Absence (The Detroit Bureau)

Shares of US auto companies fall as car sales decline (CNBC)

Study: Ford leads self-driving tech pack, outpacing Waymo, Tesla, Uber (Detroit Free Press)

Tesla is worth more than Ford -- and GM is in sight (CNN)

Trump claims credit for Ford investment plans that predated his election (CNBC)

Trump would virtually eliminate budget for EPA vehicle testing (autoblog)

Wall Street hands automakers another problem, in the loan market (Automotive News)

-Automotive Retail News-

4 brands set CPO sales record to keep pace with off-lease volume (Auto Remarketing)

5 Vehicle Segments Retain or Increase Values in March, Black Book Reports (Auto Dealer Monthly)

A tool for scoring site visits (Automotive News)

Auto industry sales slip 1.6%, third drop this year (The Detroit News)

Auto retailers top other industries in lead responses, study finds (Automotive News)

Auto sales fall in March as discounts rise on unsold cars (USA Today)

Autotrader Looks for Serious Shoppers' Buying Triggers (Ward’s)

CarGurus debuts 1st TV ad campaign in 3 markets (Auto Remarketing)

CarMax net rose 8.2% in latest quarter on higher unit sales (Automotive News)

Group 1 modifies team at top of dealership operations (Auto Remarketing)

KBB: New-Car Prices Up 2% in March (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Luxury car maker Infiniti reports Q1 sales surge 18 percent (CNBC)

March CPO sales just 0.3% away from all-time high (Auto Remarketing)

NADA sticks to 2017 U.S. sales forecast of 17.1 million (Automotive News)

One reason for fading sedan sales: low wage growth (LA Times)

Rising Interest Rates Pose Little Short-Term Risk (Vehicle Remarketing)

Tesla delivers quarterly record of 25,000 vehicles in first quarter (Reuters)

This is the next subprime fear worrying investors (CNBC)

U.S. auto sales fall 1.6% in March as industry cools (Detroit Free Press)

U.S. March auto sales indicate long boom cycle may be waning (Reuters)

US March auto sales indicate long boom cycle may be waning (CNBC)

What's Moving: U.S. Auto Sales (The Wall Street Journal)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Copart Reaches 200 Auction Locations (Vehicle Remarketing)

Online bidding picks up as car prices stay strong (Auto Remarketing)

Weekly Wholesale Car and Truck Values Strengthen (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Death Toll Rises as U.S. Drivers Keep Engaging in Distracted Driving (The Detroit Bureau)

Gas prices may jump at the pump after Syria airstrike (CBS News)

Soon, Your Car May Be Able to Read Your Expressions (The New York Times)

Urban Drivers Pay More for Auto Insurance Than Suburban Counterparts: Discrimination? (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Time Inc.’s TheDrive.Com Gears up with New ‘Shop’ Platform to Serve Digital-First Car Enthusiasts (Yahoo)

Twelve Future Car Technologies Worth Talking About (Motortrend)

-Automotive Servicing News-

AAA: One-In-Three U.S. Drivers Can’t Afford Unexpected Repair (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Honda recalls Accords in the US to check replaced air bags (CNBC)

Hyundai, Kia recall 1.4M vehicles for possible engine failure (Detroit Free Press)

NHTSA reviews Ford recall of cars prone to overheating, fires (Detroit Free Press)

-General Business & Executive News-

After weak March sales, concerns rise over U.S. auto market outlook (Reuters)

Ally Introduces Online Auto Finance Marketplace, Clearlane (Yahoo)

America’s Retailers Are Closing Stores Faster Than Ever (Bloomberg)

Auto show: It's goodbye small and hello big in New York (USA Today)

Did Uber Steal Self-Driving Trade Secrets From Waymo? (DrivingSales)

Hyperloop: Transportation nirvana, or a pipedream? (CNN)

Lyft Gets $500 Million in New Funding As Its Rival Uber Wobbles (NY Times)

Mary Barra is the world's top-paid auto CEO (CNN)

MediaPost Names Marketing:Automotive Award Winners (MediaPost)

Mercedes joins forces with Bosch to develop self-driving taxis (CNBC)

Otonomo raises $25M to help automakers make money from connected cars (TechCrunch)

Peugeot's U.S. return to be led by former Nissan exec Dominique (Automotive News)

U.S. economic growth revised higher, boosted by consumer spending (Reuters)

Used-car app Blinker takes aim at market dominated by Craigslist, eBay (The Denver Post)

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