Top Automotive Industry News for Week of April 4 - April 10, 2016

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week April 4, 2016 - April 10, 2016.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

A Look At This Week’s Top OEM Headlines (CBT News)

Another Downside Of Driving Automation: What If The Manufacturer Decides To Shut Your Car Down? (Forbes)

Automakers, safety advocates warn U.S. over rush to deploy autonomous cars (Automotive News)

Chrysler Leverages Wholesome-Dad Comic Jim Gaffigan For Pacifica Minivan Launch Campaign (Forbes)

Delphi system squeezes MPGs from gas guzzlers (The Detroit News)

Exploding Takata air bag kills teen girl in Texas, Honda confirms 10th US faulty inflator death (CNBC)

Fiat Chrysler cuts shift, 1,300 workers at Michigan car plant (CNBC)

Fiat Chrysler to invest $500 million to revamp Argentina plant (Reuters)

Ford Mustang Top Seller in Germany (The Detroit Bureau)

Ford to invest $1.6 billion for new plant in Mexico (Detroit Free Press)

General Motors design pioneer Ed Welburn retires (USA Today)

GM settlement cancels trial over death of father of 5 (The Detroit News)

Government subsidies may be gone before most buyers can get a Tesla Model 3 (LA Times)

Hyundai Blitzing Market with 26 Green Machines (The Detroit Bureau)

Mercedes diesel owners file new lawsuit in United States (CNBC)

Model 3 demand raises key question for Tesla (CNBC)

Nissan Wants More EVs, Might Produce an Electric Sports Car (The Truth About Cars)

Peugeot Wants to Be the Next Uber (Time)

See the Spots Under Scrutiny in VW Deceptive Ad Case (AdAge)

Start-Stop Technology Is Spreading (Like It or Not) (The New York Times)

Takata airbag blamed for a Texas driver's death (CNN)

Tesla says Model 3 reservations hit 325,000 (USA Today)

The car industry has never witnessed what Tesla is about to go through (Washington Post)

Toyota teams with Microsoft on connected cars (Detroit Free Press)

Toyota to launch Ann Arbor autonomous car research base (The Detroit News)

Toyota: 'Guardian Angel' Cars Will Beat Self-Driving Cars (Forbes)

U.S. dealerships owner sues Volkswagen over diesel emissions scandal (Reuters)

Volkswagen Pledges To ‘Redefine’ Its Brand Identity (DrivingSales)

-Automotive Retail News-

9 programs post record CPO car sales (Auto Remarketing)

CarMax retail sales jump 6.5% to close 2016 fiscal year (Auto Remarketing)

Forget Stereotypes; Millennials in a Car-Buying Frenzy (The Detroit Bureau)

GM opens military discount to 21M veterans and their spouses (autoblog)

One impact of low oil: The sedan recession (CNBC)

Shoppers Satisfied With Dealership Experience, Study Shows (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Tesla still waiting for Michigan dealer license (Detroit Free Press)

Used-Vehicle Pricing Continues to Ease (Auto Dealer Monthly)

With gas cheap, more car shoppers shun hybrids, plug-ins (USA Today)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Certain truck segments 'facing the inevitable' (Auto Remarketing)

Manheim Index finishes Q1 with 3 straight declines (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Drop in Fuel Prices Pushes 'Cost to Own a Vehicle' to Six-Year Low (Auto Dealer Monthly)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Watch a Tesla drag race a 737 (CNBC)

You can now rent an Aston Martin DB9 from Enterprise (Mashable)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Hyundai recalls 173,000 Sonatas over power-steering problem (LA Times)

Xtime Launches Customer Retention Platform (Auto Dealer Monthly)

-General Business & Executive News-

After GM-Cruise, race is on to snag next big self-driving deal (Automotive News)

Android Auto comes to 18 new countries including Brazil, India, and Russia (The Verge)

BMW launches car-sharing in Seattle in U.S. push (Reuters)

Boyd joins LotLinx as vice chairman & chief revenue officer (Auto Remarketing)

DataXu Releases Report On Ad Fraud: Auto, CPG And Telecom Sectors Most Affected (MediaPost)

Google Expands Autonomous Car Testing to Phoenix (Ratchet and Wrench)

How Did eBay Compare With Amazon On Same-Store-Sales Growth In March? (Forbes)

Chase bank drives off with Maserati (CNBC)

NADA 2016 Video Highlights (NADA YouTube Channel)

Several auto industry experts weigh in on the outlook of the auto industry. (CBT News)

TrueCar Sees Progress Rebuilding Tattered Links to Dealers (Bloomberg)

Uber will pay $10 million to settle lawsuit over driver background checks (The Verge)

Will U.S. economy shake off its latest deep freeze? (CBS News)

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