Top Automotive Industry News for Week of August 15 - August 21, 2016

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week August 15, 2016 - August 21, 2016.

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

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Analysis: CEO denies Ford is lagging on self-driving cars (USA Today)

Audi pioneers cars that will 'talk' to traffic signals (USA Today)

Automakers, suppliers struggle to find and keep talent (Automotive News)

Cadillac Shifts Design Direction with Escala Concept (The Detroit Bureau)

Detroit competition for talent ramps up in Silicon Valley (Automotive News)

Dodge resurrects famous Charger, Challenger versions (USA Today)

Electric cars good enough for 90 percent of trips (CNBC)

Ford to double Silicon Valley presence; invests $75M (Detroit Free Press)

Ford promises driverless cars by 2021 (USA Today)

Ford's supercar gets extension (CNBC)

Ford’s driverless-car path will run through Washington (The Detroit News)

Hyundai's Genesis owners can tell Alexa to start their car (CNBC)

Meet The Four Startups Helping Ford Develop A Robo-Taxi By 2021 (Forbes)

Mercedes unveils huge, tech-filled Maybach coupe concept (USA Today)

New Rules Require Heavy-Duty Trucks to Reduce Emissions by 25% Over the Next Decade (The New York Times)

Nissan revolution: could new petrol engine make diesel obsolete (Reuters)

Nissan to dangle 5-year, 100,000-mile warranty on 2017 Titan lineup (Automotive News)

Safety rules are still being formed as self-driving technology marches ahead (LA Times)

Self-driving Uber cars to carry passengers soon in Pittsburgh (CNBC)

Tesla removes 'self-driving' from China website after Beijing crash (Reuters)

Texas judge tosses GM ignition-switch lawsuit (Reuters)

The $450,000 GT supercar is so popular, Ford's doubling production (Mashable)

This Weeks OEM Headlines (CBT News)

Uber And Volvo To Collaborate On Development And Production Of Autonomous Cars (Forbes)

Volkswagen plans to reveal an EV in September that could trounce Tesla (Mashable)

Volkswagen Supplier Played Key Role in Cheating, Court Papers Say (The New York Times)

-Automotive Retail News-

10 Best-Selling Cars Among Affluent Buyers (Forbes)

4 questions with Carfax's Bill Eager (Auto Remarketing)

Amazon, Hyundai team up for on-demand test drives (Automotive News)

Affluent Car Buyers Are Surprisingly More Practical Than Indulgent (Forbes)

Asbury: 'Choppy' Retail Environment Drives Down Q2 F&I Gross Profit (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Automakers Decline Comment On Untrustworthy Dealers (MediaPost)

Consumer group warns against buying used cars from CarMax (egmcartech)

CPO share of franchised used remains north of 22% (Auto Remarketing)

Dealers aren’t taking charge of demand for EVs (Auto Remarketing)

Louisiana floods close or disrupt 60-80 dealerships (Automotive News)

Mercedes-Benz Financial repeats atop Power's dealer financing satisfaction study (Automotive News)

Study: Consumers Want to Buy Big-Ticket Items From Their Smartphones (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Tesla will bring fight against dealerships to Utah this fall (autoblog)

Tesla will completely redesign showrooms for Model 3 launch (autoblog)

Trucks Capture Hearts, Wallets of Working Man, Wealthy Man Alike (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

July's 2.3% Drop in Wholesale Prices Ties June Record, NADAUCG Reports (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Luxury Vehicles Have Faced Heaviest Pre-Fall Depreciation (Vehicle Remarketing)

With latest disaster near Gulf Coast, industry ready to spot flood-damage units (Autoremarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Gas Prices to Remain Low Through Labor Day (The Detroit Bureau)

The Next Big Mobile Ad Platform -- Your Car (AdAge)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

$370 million in collectible cars slated for Pebble Beach auction (CNBC)

Aging gracefully: The case for unrestored classic cars (Detroit Free Press)

New Ford virtual reality app puts viewers at Le Mans (The Detroit News)

This Is the 'Most Exceptional Classic Car' in the World (Bloomberg)

-Automotive Servicing News-

BMW recalls M5 and M6 for driveshaft failures (autoblog)

-General Business & Executive News-

Auto Advertisers Dominate NBC's Olympic TV Spending (MediaPost)

Auto Lending: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Bosch had key role in VW emissions fraud, lawyers claim (Automotive News)

Bringing tech, auto players together over smart cars could raise risk of patent litigation (Crain’s Detroit Business)

Documentary Takes A Fresh Look At Winners And Losers In Auto Industry Bailout (Forbes)

Does The Volvo-Uber Deal Signal The Start Of A Bigger Merger? (Forbes)

Hyundai Motor Says It’s Discussing Partnerships With Google (Forbes)

Lyft Seeking $9 Billion Buyout, But Uber Says It Wouldn't Pay More Than $2 Billion (TechTimes)

Meet WM Motor, the Latest Chinese Electric Car Startup (Fortune)

Protective to Acquire United States Warranty Corp. (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Russell Westbrook Opens Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dealership (DrivingSales News)

The new, scary face of auto insurance (TechCrunch)

White House sets new fuel-efficiency standards for heavy-duty trucks, vans and buses (The Washington Post)

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