Top Automotive Industry News for Week of April 31 - May 7, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week April 31, 2017 - May 7, 2017.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

A technology on the fast track: 3-D printed cars (CNBC)

A Tiny New SUV Carries Hyundai's Hopes Of A Big U.S. Rebound (Forbes)

Automakers betting on Trump infrastructure boost, Toyota executive says (Automotive News)

Average fuel economy for vehicles sold in April edges up (Automotive News)

General Motors Wrestling With Greenlight Over Board Seats (The Detroit Bureau)

GM racks up big loss from Venezuela's plant takeover (USA Today)

Longer summer shutdowns loom for factories as sales slow (Automotive News)

Self-driving car supplier Delphi spins off division (USA Today)

Tesla's loss widens but next model on track (USA Today)

The Real Auto Revolution Is Already Happening—Inside the Car (Wired)

Top 10 Global Automakers: Renault-Nissan Alliance Explodes Onto The Scene (Forbes)

VW Q1 profit jumps 40 pct as brand cost cuts materialize (CNBC)

Weak Auto Sales Lead to New Ford Layoffs (The Detroit Bureau)

With Expanded R&D Center In Michigan, Toyota Is Fully Embedded In American Auto Industry (Forbes)

With latest entrant, pickup trucks are going electric (USA Today)

-Automotive Retail News-

April 2017 Auto Sales Totals (CBT News)

April auto sales slip from record highs (The Detroit News)

April sales dip at Ford, GM and FCA amid industry slowdown (Detroit Free Press)

AutoNation’s Jackson: New Tech Could Hurt Used Cars (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Banks Pull Back on Car Loans as Used-Auto Prices Plummet (Fox Business)

Best Bets In Certified Used Cars (Forbes)

Black Book Used Vehicle Index Ticks Up in April (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Certified used vehicle sales continue moderate growth (Auto Remarketing)

Fleet Sales Decline 12% in April (Vehicle Remarketing)

Ford, Nissan, GM, Toyota report April US sales declines (CNBC)

Great deals on cars — and lending-bubble worries (The Detroit News)

Howes: Slowing auto sales reveals Detroit weakness (The Detroit News)

IHS Market Analyst predicts stability in auto sales for 2017 (CBT News)

KBB: New-Car Transaction Prices Climb Nearly 2% in April (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Public dealership groups improve Q1 F&I results (Automotive News)

Seven year auto sales growth cycle nears end (Detroit Free Press)

Sonic: Record F&I Performance Offset by Lower Retail Sales (Auto Dealer Monthly)

U.S. auto sales slump in April as cars suffer (USA Today)

'Velocity' key for Asbury handling more used-car supply (Auto Remarketing)

Wall Street fears end of boom as automakers' April U.S. sales drop (Reuters)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

RMS, Manheim Offer Early Access to Manufacturers' Premium Off-Lease Inventory (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Small Car Depreciation Improves in April (Vehicle Remarketing)

Temporary reprieve in used-car price declines (Auto Remarketing)

Weekly Wholesale Values Remain Healthy (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Five frustrating new-car features (The Detroit News)

Maryland Tops List of Safest States for Teen Drivers (The Detroit Bureau)

Old car, new tricks: Adding safety tech to an older car (USA Today)

Would 181-Year-Old Technology Stop You from Texting and Driving? (TopSpeed)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Automakers draw inspiration from Star Wars (USA Today)

Who Buys the Most Muscle Cars? —> The Top 10 Most Power-Hungry States (iSeeCars)

-Automotive Servicing News-

CFS Announces Top 5 Auto Repairs Service Customers Finance (Dealer Marketing Magazine)

-Automotive Evolutions News-

California almost halfway to 2025 goal for zero-emissions cars (autoblog)

Samsung steps up its driverless car challenge to Google, Uber, Apple (CNBC)

Self-driving cars will disrupt more than the auto industry. Here are the winners and losers (CNBC)

Self-driving electric vehicles to make car ownership vanish (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

Apple 40% Likely To Acquire Netflix, 5% Likely To Acquire Tesla (But We Can Dream) (Forbes)

As Inventor of Subprime Car Loans Exits, Critics Smell a Lemon (Bloomberg) shares to begin trading June 1 on NYSE (Auto Remarketing) Spin-Off Approved by Board of Directors (Vehicle Remarketing)

ClearVin adds NADA Values to vehicle history reports (Auto Remarketing)

Consumer Spending in U.S. Stalls in March (Bloomberg)

GM expands car-sharing program Maven to get a bite of 'gig' economy (Reuters)

Intel sees new opportunities in auto industry (The Detroit News)

Plunging auto sales put industry jobs, broader economy, at risk (CNBC)

Porsche opens digital center in Silicon Valley (Automotive News)

TrueCar Announces Pricing of Public Offering (Globe Newswire)

Uber faces criminal probe over software used to evade authorities (Reuters)

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