Top Automotive Industry News for Week of April 8 - April 14, 2019

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of April 8, 2019 - April 14, 2019.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

As Automakers' Problems Mount, Will Mergers Come To The Rescue? (Forbes)

Ferrari CEO confident on plan's targets despite uncertain backdrop (Reuters)

Fiat Chrysler ready for bold action to build solid future, Elkann says (Automotive News)

Ford CEO Jim Hackett says company 'overestimated' autonomous vehicles (autoblog)

Ford realigns top executives, setting up possible CEO succession (The Detroit News)

It’s Official! Really! GM to Reveal Mid-Engine C8 Corvette in July (The Detroit Bureau)

Nissan’s Ghosn says in a video that he’s innocent and a victim of a conspiracy (CNBC)

Tesla disputes report saying carmaker is freezing spending on $4.5 billion Gigafactory (CNBC)

Toyota Will Rely on Single Platform for All Future Pickups (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Alphabet’s investment in Uber has multiplied by 20-fold since 2013 (CNBC)

California proposes steps to allow small self-driving delivery trucks on roads (Reuters)

Cambridge Startup Teaches Driverless Cars To Behave Around Cyclists, Can Deploy On Any Road Now (Forbes)

First Reports On Giving Up Car Ownership For Waymo Robotaxi (Forbes)

New York Auto Show 2019: These 6 new technologies will transform vehicles (USA Today)

Startup Says End-To-End Machine Learning Is "Only Scalable Solution" For Self-Driving Cars (Forbes)

Tesla releases new Autopilot safety report: more crashes but still fewer than when humans drive (Elektrek)

VW, Audi face proposed class-action lawsuit involving CPO (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Retail News-

'Opportunity' abundant in CPO, but there's a 'learning curve' for consumers (Auto Remarketing)

Autotrader Names Best New Cars for 2019 (Auto Dealer Today)

Carvana debuts Chicago vending machine; launches in additional markets (Auto Remarketing)

So Much For Tesla’s $35,000 Model 3; Entry-Level Car Pulled From Website Amid PriceTweaks (Forbes)

Tax season, and strong pre-owned offers, in full swing (Auto Remarketing)

Trump wants to end $7,500 electric car tax credits, members of Congress move to stop him (Detroit Free Press)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

2019 Depreciation Rate Up Sharply to 15% (Vehicle Remarketing)

AFG partners with CarLotz to enhance client remarketing (Auto Remarketing)

Top 10 cars that are resold in the first year (autoblog)

Wholesale vehicle volumes to reach apex in 2019 (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Phone-Addicted People Drive More But Only Watch The Road 72% Of The Time (Forbes)

Why pump prices are going up and where gasoline is the most expensive (USA Today)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Ford recalls 327,000 pickups again to fix engine heater cables (Detroit Free Press)

Mazda recalls nearly 190,000 cars due to failing wipers (MarketWatch)

U.S. probes 675,000 Nissan SUVs over unexpected braking (Reuters)

Used car dealers didn’t want to fix deadly defects, so they wrote a law to avoid it (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

America Is Losing the World's Biggest Manufacturing and Climate Race: Electric Vehicles (Forbes)

CARCHEX Named as a Vehicle Protection Plan Provider for Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader (Accesswire)

Kelley Blue Book launches in Canada; partners with CarGurus (Auto Remarketing)

Now Craigslist Is Charging a Fee to List Your Car for Sale—but It Also Has a New Competitor (Car and Driver)

Uber files for most anticipated Silicon Valley IPO since Facebook (MarketWatch)

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