Top Automotive Industry News for Week of August 17 - August 23, 2015

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of August 17, 2015 - August 23, 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-

Acura delays deliveries of new NSX supercar (USA Today)

Acura earns top safety rating across entire U.S. line (Kelley Blue Book)

Aston Martin's electric sedan to hit market in two years (Reuters)

Audi Electric SUV Announcement Underlines Tesla's Huge Lead (Forbes)

Audi, Mercedes ready challenges to Tesla luxury electric car dominance (LA Times)

Cadillac Has New Boss, New Address and Big Plans (NY Times)

Chinese-made Buicks are about to flood the US (Business Insider)

Detroit Carmakers Consider Imports to Gain Leverage on UAW (Bloomberg Business)

Exclusive: Toyota to buy 13 million air-bag inflators from Takata rival - sources (Reuters)

Ford patents autonomous vehicle with 'reconfigurable seats' (Automotive News)

Google Is Millions Of Miles Ahead Of Apple In Driverless Cars (Forbes)

Honda's factory fix: Robots (Automotive News)

Honda Pilot wins top IIHS safety rating (USA Today)

Spy photos capture next-generation Toyota Prius weeks before debut (LA Times)

Tesla engineer joins Apple's growing team of automated car experts (Reuters)

Tesla raises $738M in stock sale (autoblog)

Tesla's Latest Over-Promise: 'Free' Recharging (Forbes)

Toyota to Unveil New Prius in Hopes of Reversing Slump (CNBC)

UAW chief blasts Trump as ‘enemy’ of middle class (The Detroit News)

Why Consumer Reports Loved Ford’s New Sync 3 (Cheat Sheet)

-Automotive Retail News-

All Right! All Right! All Right! McConaughey to Return in Lincoln Ads (Adage)

AutoNation to acquire 16 stores (Auto Remarketing)

Dealerships Losing 84% of Phone-Ups, IHS Automotive Reports (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Edmunds launches faster way to show buyers if price is right (Automotive News)

Lead-loyalty and cross-selling insights from used car shoppers (CBT News)

Millennials are developing parents' taste for Jaguars, Cadillacs (Automotive News)

Q2 delinquencies drop to lowest level in 2 years (Auto Remarketing)

Tesla Revamps Stores Ahead of Model X SUV Debut (Bloomberg)

Used-Car Prices Hang In There At High Levels (Forbes)

Used car prices hit a record high — but that’s good news for some buyers (MarketWatch)

Used Vehicle Sales Strengthening, Edmunds Says (Vehicle Remarketing)

Why Do Women Visit More Dealerships Than Men? (Driving Sales)

Why the Dream of Buying a Car in an Hour Might Never Be Reality (Time)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Auction volume up more than 7% through June (Auto Remarketing)

Wholesale prices predicted to soften by 3% as fall arrives (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

$2 Gas Should Be Making a Comeback Soon (Time)

Cars Are Safer But Traffic Deaths Are Rising...What? (Forbes)

Some fancy car options might not be worth the money (USA Today)

Tesla to Install Charging Stations at High-End Airbnb Properties (Bloomberg)

The Race to the $1 Million Parking Spot (WSJ)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Francis chooses Jeep Wrangler as U.S. popemobile (Detroit Free Press)

Pebble Beach 2015: Auction totals near record high (LA Times)

Pebble Beach concept car lawn pairs newcomers with old favorites (autoblog)

Shelby will build 50 new Daytona Coupes for 50th anniversary (autoblog)

Up Close With 4 of the Most Stunning, Influential Cars Ever (WIRED)

-Automotive Servicing News-

2 OEMs enhance service foundation (Auto Remarketing)

2 U.S. senators urge recall of all Takata inflators (The Detroit News)

Federal agency opens investigation into 2008 Honda Accord air bags (LA Times)

GM expands headlight recall by 180,000 cars (The Detroit News)

GM recalls Impalas for airbags flaw involving infant seats (Automotive News)

-General Business & Executive News-

3D Printing Will Change Auto Industry, From Manufacturers to Dealers (Wards Auto)

50 Companies That May Be the Next Start-Up Unicorns (NY Times)

Advertising Industry Losing Billions To Ad-Blocking Software (MediaPost)

Automakers hitch their wagons to ride-sharing (The Detroit News)

Daimler CEO mulls JVs with Apple, Google: magazine (Reuters)

DealerSocket To Acquire DealerTrack’s Inventory+ Business (DrivingSales)

High-tech cars bring Detroit, Silicon Valley together (The Detroit News)

Morgan Stanley: Tesla will create driverless car fleets (USA Today)

Report Indicates Facebook’s Status As The Dominant Social Network (DrivingSales)

What Amazon’s workplace controversy says about the future of work (Fortune)

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