Top Automotive Industry News for Week of August 10 - August 16, 2015

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of August 10, 2015 - August 16, 2015.

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

-AEA Membership News-

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Apple may be bringing fighter-jet technology to car windshields (Fortune)

Audi’s Plan to Make an Electric SUV With a 300-Mile* Range (WIRED)

Auto production is surging in the US as the car market booms (Business Insider)

Automakers scout the startup world for next-wave technology (Automotive News)

BMW Going Plug-In Hybrid With Next M3 (The Detroit Bureau)

Cadillac turnaround bets heavily on crossovers, SUVs (Detroit Free Press)

Can Tesla Build Its Cars as Efficiently as Detroit and Turn a Profit? (Time)

GM said to be boosting production of big SUVs, pickups (Automotive News)

Hackers Cut a Corvette’s Brakes Via a Common Car Gadget (Wired)

Hyundai shows stunning new concept car (USA Today)

In Former Hummer Plant in Indiana, Mercedes Turns Out S.U.V.s for China (New York Times)

KCP&L Looking to Make Kansas City An Electric Vehicle Hotspot (Forbes)

McLaren’s New Coupe Is Too Fancy for the Word ‘Purple’ (WIRED)

New competition for Tesla: Fisker to open factory in Riverside County (LA Times)

Vehicle Cyber Security Flaws Are Safety Issues, and Need to Be Fixed (Forbes)

Your next BMW may help you time traffic lights (CNBC)

-Automotive Retail News-

48% of credit unions surveyed say auto is top growth segment (Auto Remarketing)

Are There Signs Of Trouble Across The Subprime Auto Lending Market? (DrivingSales)

Big 3 CPO sales up 14%; FCA sets record (Auto Remarketing)

Experian: Auto Loan Balances Grow at Fastest Rate Since 2006 (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Honda’s Pilot Elite Rises Back to Top of Ad Ranking (Ward’s Auto)

How Lexus is looking to improve the car-buying process and boost sales (CBT News)

Millennials beat Gen Xers in taking out auto loans (Automotive News)

Nissan strikes college car-sharing deal with Enterprise (Detroit Free Press)

No More "Used Car Salesman" Jokes? Welcome to the New World of Used Car Sales (Forbes)

The Amount of Auto Debt in the U.S. Has Surged Past $1 Trillion (Bloomberg Business)

Virginia Goes After Tesla Motors Over Bird Dogging Laws (DrivingSales)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Auction volume drops by 6% in July (Auto Remarketing)

Average auction prices dip below $10K in July (Auto Remarketing)

EVs Facing Heavier Depreciation than Gasoline Counterparts (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Drivers Outraged as Gas Prices Soar While Oil Prices Plummet (Time)

Gas Prices Under $2 Per Gallon Will Be Common Again Soon (Time)

Tesla Drivers Will Soon Find More Charging Stations in Manhattan (NY Times)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

A Look at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Monterey Classic Car Week 2015 and Rolex (Forbes)

Ferrari creates cool pop-up paradise for owners (USA Today)

Fiat Chrysler partners with new ‘Star Wars’ movie (The Detroit News)

Most expensive car collection sells for $67 million (CNBC)

The Funky Fiat More Boat Than Car (WIRED)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Discount Tire orders giant recall due to tread separation (USA Today)

GM Recalls Cobalts For Bad Air Bag Wiring (CBS Local)

NHTSA opens investigation into Ford headlights (The Detroit News)

Ohm Is A Smarter, Lighter Car Battery That Works With Your Existing Car (TechCrunch)

Volkswagen Recalls 420,000 Cars Airbag Problem (The Detroit Bureau)

-General Business & Executive News-

Apple's self-driving car racing toward reality, report says (USA Today)

After ripping Ford, Trump says other automakers building in Mexico are next (Automotive News)

BMW Looks at Whether Google’s Alphabet Infringes Trademark Rights (Recode)

CarMax dodges a bullet, thanks to NADA, NIADA and NAAA (Automotive News)

Cars.com ventures into Sell & Trade (Auto Remarketing)

CDK Global Said to Explore Sale to Private Equity Firms (Bloomberg)

CFPB Says Santander Violated Fair Lending Laws (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Data Breach – What Is Being Done To Protect Dealers? (DrivingSales)

Former Cars.com president Golub joins DRIVIN board (Auto Remarketing)

How Old People Became the Future of the U.S. Auto Industry (Boomberg)

Hyundai names Dean Evans new chief marketing officer (Auto Remarketing)

Industry First: Free College for Dealership Employees (Ward’s Auto)

LotLinx Names Denise Chudy as CEO (Yahoo Finance)

Solid U.S. retail sales bolster Fed rate hike expectations (Reuters)

Tesla to raise another $500 million in stock offering (USA Today)

TrueCar says it considers U.S. antitrust probe to be closed (Reuters)

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