Top Automotive Industry News for Week of August 13 - August 19, 2018

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week August 13, 2018 - August 19, 2018.

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

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Ford lineup to grow by 2023 despite axing sedans (The Detroit News)

Ford Spending $740 M to Revamp Dilapidated Train Station, Campus (The Detroit Bureau)

How Ford’s high-risk, high-return strategy could work (Detroit Free Press)

Musk's dream of taking Tesla private with current shareholders is going to be very hard, say experts (CNBC)

NIO seeks to raise $1.8 billion in biggest U.S. listing by China automaker (Reuters)

Pebble Beach preview: Automakers focus on car concepts -- fast and electric -- for Monterey (USA Today)

SEC has reportedly served Tesla with a subpoena after Elon Musk's take-private tweet (CNBC)

Tesla forming committee to assess plan to go private (The Detroit News)

Tesla is on track for ‘steady’ Model 3 production, analyst says (MarketWatch)

Tesla whistleblower claims rampant theft, drug dealing at Nevada Gigafactory (USA Today)

The Toyota Sienna Bombed the Toughest Part of the IIHS's Toughest Crash Test (Jalopnik)

White House Knew Key Justification for Cutting Mileage Rules Was False (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Autonomous Vehicles Face Consumer Attitude Problem: Cox Automotive (Forbes)

Autonomous Vehicles Fall Into The Trough Of Disillusionment ... But That's Good (Forbes)

Consumers Say 'Not In My Backyard' For Real-World Autonomous Car Testing (Forbes)

Ford Publishes Its Automated Driving Safety Report (Forbes)

Kroger begins tests of driverless grocery delivery in Arizona (autoblog)

PlayStation creator backs start-up that uses 'theoretical neuroscience' for self-driving cars (CNBC)

To prep for robot driving, reprogram pedestrians (The Detroit News)

Uber’s Vision of Self-Driving Cars Begins to Blur (NY Times)

-Automotive Retail News-

Alternative sourcing redefining inventory planning for car dealers (Auto Remarketing)

AutoNation’s net income rises, aided by sales of off-lease vehicles (Auto Remarketing)

Autotrader announces top CPO deals for August (Auto Remarketing)

Carfax product head to host webinar on attracting buyer interest in online used-carinventory (Auto Remarketing)

Lyft hitches a ride on CDK network (Automotive News)

Upstream Remarketing Keeping Used-Vehicle Values Strong (Auto Dealer Monthly)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

How dealers are handling wholesale prices on continued climb (Auto Remarketing)

Subcompact Car Values Begin to Fall (Vehicle Remarketing)

Used car prices are weirdly spiking at world's largest auto auction, and Trump's trade war may be to blame (CNBC)

-Automotive Ownership News-

GM Partners With Shell to Offer In-Car Payment for Gas (The Detroit Bureau)

What Your Car Knows About You (WSJ)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

GM designers’ personal collector cars hint at future classics (Detroit Free Press)

The first Ford Mustang owner kept the car. It's now worth $350,000 (Detroit Free Press)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Car Dealership’s Customers Meet Auto Technicians Via Videos (Ward’s)

Subaru Ascent Owners Will Get New Cars in Recall (Car and Driver)

Trump’s Tariffs Will Make Fixing Your Car More Expensive (Bloomberg)

-General Business & Executive News-

Cox Establishes Mobility Solutions Group (Auto Dealer Monthly)

eBay Motors Launches New Tools to Simplify Online Auto Parts Shopping (PR Newswire)

Elon Musk Details ‘Excruciating’ Personal Toll of Tesla Turmoil (The New York Times)

J.D. Power: Lender Availability, Responsiveness Drive Satisfaction (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Nielsen links up with J.D. Power to create a new Auto Cloud (MarTech)

‘Peak Car’ and the End of an Industry (Bloomberg)

Uber’s Losses Continue in Its March Toward an I.P.O. (The New York Times)

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