Top Automotive Industry News for Week of August 24 - August 30, 2015

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of August 24, 2015 - August 30, 2015.

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

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Could Ford bring back a Michigan-built Ranger pickup? (Detroit Free Press)

Deluge of recalls dings auto customer satisfaction as Lexus earns ACSI's top spot (USA Today)

Elon Musk Can’t Be That Afraid Of Robots, Check Out This Tesla Production Line (TechCrunch)

IIHS Releases New Crop of Front Crash Prevention Scores (

Here’s Where Driverless Cars Are Learning the Rules of the Road (Time)

Marchionne Tells Dealers Fiat Chrysler Can Stand On Its Own After All (Forbes Business)

More new vehicles get effective forward-crash prevention systems (LA Times)

New car crash avoidance systems earn high marks (CNBC)

New Tesla Breaks Consumer Reports' Ratings Scale, Bolsters Company's Stock (NPR)

Samsung Leads Patent War Chest Among Tech Giants For Cars Of The Future (Forbes Tech)

Several Automakers Sued After 13 Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Deaths (DrivingSales)

Suzuki Motor says it will buy back VW stake as court settles feud (Reuters)

Tesla secures lithium supply for 'gigafactory' (Market Watch)

This BMW SUV Is Faster Than a Porsche (Time)

US Army selects Oshkosh to build Humvee successor (autoblog)

-Automotive Retail News-

California puts income limit on households that can get EV rebates (autoblog)

Connected car fail? Consumers are ignoring much auto technology (LA Times)

Could New Labor Regulations Mean That Unions Are Headed For Retail Automotive? (DrivingSales)

Cox working way toward broader role in auto retail (Automotive News)

Deluge of recalls dings auto customer satisfaction as Lexus earns ACSI's top spot (USA Today)

Despite growth, some dealers grumble (Automotive News)

Drivers stretching the terms of their auto leases (CNBC)

Enterprise, Chase to Launch Enterprise Auto Finance (Auto Dealer Monthly)

How one dealership’s no-haggle pricing got the attention of Lexus (CBT News)

How Toyota and Scion are simplifying the car buying process (CBT News)

Just 37% of buyers completely satisfied with time spent in F&I (Auto Remarketing)

Market slump casts shadow over how U.S. sales will finish August (Automotive News)

Musk takes page from PayPal with Tesla Model S referral offer (Automotive News)

Payment Gap Between New and Used Hits All-Time High in Q2, Experian Reports (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Sales may dip for first time in 19 months (Automotive News)

Start-ups offer alternative to selling used cars, to mixed results (USA Today)

Toyota to Ban Advertising Vehicles Below Invoice (Motor Trend)

Used sales expected to spike 3.8% amid slowing new market (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Depreciation Expected to Accelerate, Black Book/Fitch Report (Auto Dealer Monthly)

2015 IARA Summer Roundtable Roundup (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Car Owners Rejecting Entertainment, Connectivity Features, Report Finds (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Grrridlock: Yes, you are stuck in traffic more often (CNBC)

Verizon’s ‘Hum’ Turns Any Clunker Into a Connected Car (WIRED)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Programmer Drives His Tesla Model S A Record-Breaking 452.8 Miles On A Single Charge (TechCrunch)

Want To Buy A $400,000 Limited Production Ford GT? Apply Here (Forbes)

-Automotive Servicing News-

GM Fund Denies 91 Percent of Ignition Recall Claims (The Detroit Bureau)

Subaru recalls 3k Legacy and Outback models for fluid leak (autoblog)

-General Business & Executive News-

Autos Boost Digital Spend, Grow Site Buys (MediaPost)

Bosch acquires U.S. electric car battery developer Seeo (Automotive News)

Business Travelers Warming Up to Car-Sharing (NY Times)

Google Plunges Into Home Services Market (WSJ)

In-Flight Wi-Fi Prices Jump as Demand Surges (NY Times)

Falcons officially announce Mercedes-Benz as naming rights partner (AJC)

Ferrari considering Marchionne to replace retiring CEO (Detroit News)

One out of every 7 people on earth used Facebook on Monday (Business Insider)

Part 1: Buying Opportunity – The Changing Landscape Of Third Party Sites (DrivingSales)

Seven reasons why the market has gone totally nuts (CNBC)

U.S. automakers take hit in stock slide (USA Today)

U.S. Consumer Spending Rose 0.3% in July (Fox Business)

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