Top Automotive Industry News for Week of August 1 - August 7, 2016

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week August 1st, 2016 - August 7, 2016.

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

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

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

BMW Q2 results beat consensus thanks to demand for offroaders (CNBC)

Can Tesla go from sexy car company to clean energy empire? (LA Times)

Carmakers Embrace Mobility As A Service (Forbes)

Chrysler stock jumps nearly 9% on word of Samsung talks (USA Today)

Consumer Reports urges higher Volkswagen U.S. diesel owner compensation (Reuters)

Death triggers new air bag investigations in U.S. and Canada (LA Times)

Ferrari profit up 26% amid plans for special editions (The Detroit News)

How automakers compete at the Olympics (Automotive News)

Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo Gaining on Luxury Leaders (The Detroit Bureau)

Jeep hackers back at Black Hat with new, scarier method (The Detroit News)

Mercedes Is About to Unveil an Entire Fleet of Electric Vehicles (Bloomberg)

NHTSA to release self-driving vehicle guidelines by end of summer (Detroit Free Press)

Poll: 79% support increased mpg rules (Detroit News)

Tesla's Future Hinges On Reinventing Auto Manufacturing. Can It Pull It Off? (Forbes)

Tesla shares slightly higher after company posts wider loss (MarketWatch)

Toyota reports 14.5% drop in profit, sales fall (The Detroit News)

Trucks Carrying the Load for Honda (The Detroit Bureau)

Volkswagen seeks to have U.S. investor class action suit dismissed (Reuters)

What makes a crossover vehicle a crossover (The Detroit News)

Why is Tesla Stuck in 'Production Hell'? (Fox Business)

With Fuel Economy Rules In Play, Tesla Exec Says Automakers Aren't Trying To Sell Electric Vehicles (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

10 Best Back-to-School Cars Named By KBB.com (Yahoo Finance)

67% of Twitter Users Are More Likely to Buy From Brands They Follow (Driving Sales)

Average Transaction Prices Rise in July, KBB Reports (Auto Dealer Monthly)

BMW sets CPO record (Auto Remarketing)

Carfax Introduces Carfax Snapshot (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Carvana Enters Washington, D.C., Market (Auto Dealer Monthly)

CPO sales reach 2nd-highest sum (Auto Remarketing)

Economists mixed on U.S. auto sales hitting peak (The Detroit News)

For tech-frustrated, used cars look better every day (The Detroit News)

Four trends emerge from July's worrisome auto sales (USA Today)

July auto sales tepid, but industry still rides high (Detroit Free Press)

July Sales Numbers (CBT News)

Lithia eyes 1 ingredient to keep used sales moving higher (Auto Remarketing)

Millennials Want to Buy Cars, Study Finds (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Slowdown in the US? This company’s predicting demand for autos to fall in coming months (CNBC)

The auto boom may have finally run out of gas (CNBC)

Truck and Few Car Segments See Growth in 2016, Jumpstart Automotive Reports (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Used Vehicle Values Continue to Rise, Manheim Says (Vehicle Remarketing)

Vroom Debuts Virtual Reality Showroom (DrivingSales News)

Women Driving The Customer Experience In Dealerships (DrivingSales News)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Manheim Index at highest point in 5 years (Auto Remarketing)

Takata stop-sales create 'backlog' in wholesale market (Auto Remarketing)

Used Vehicle Values Continue to Rise, Manheim Says (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Charging pads let electric car owners cut the cord (The Detroit News)

Ignore car recall notices at your own peril (CNBC)

These 10 cars, trucks were the most stolen last year (USA Today)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Dodge Nearly Sold Viper Production to a Bunch of Enthusiasts in 2008 (Road & Track)

From the Clever to the Bizarre: Auto Brands Make the Darndest Things (AdWeek)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Ford recall to fix doors that could swing open (USA Today)

Jaguar Land Rover begins Takata recall notifications (Auto Remarketing)

Study shows estimates are top concern for service appointments (Auto Remarketing)

-General Business & Executive News-

103 Lawmakers Call on CFPB to Eliminate Mandatory Arbitration (Auto Dealer Monthly)

2016 U.S. Automotive Media and Marketing Report—Summer (J.D. Power)

Advertisers Beware: Audiences Are Taking Longer Than Ever to Watch TV Shows (AdWeek)

Apple's Latest High-Profile Automotive Hire Is A Smart Move (Forbes)

Auto industry agonizes after Tesla Autopilot fatality (Detroit Free Press)

Auto industry wary of presidential free-trade rhetoric (Detroit Free Press)

Tesla to buy SolarCity in $2.6 billion stock deal (CNBC)

Disrupting the Disruptors: The Merger of Uber China and Didi Chuxing (Forbes)

Enterprise Does More than Rent Cars -- and Now its Ads Say That (AdAge)

Google loses longtime self-driving car guru (USA Today)

Michigan, Ontario sign deal to spur auto industry growth (Detroit Free Press)

Traverse City Conference Coverage (Automotive News)

Smartphones Bring More Mobility to the Rental Car Business (NY Times)

Spending, Income Gains Offer Hope Amid Weak Economy (U.S. News & World Report)

Where does Uber’s $35 billion deal with Didi leave Lyft? (The Verge)

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