Top Automotive Industry News for Week of August 5 - August 11, 2019

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of August 5, 2019 - August 11, 2019.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Feds to Tesla: Cease and desist from claim that Model 3 is 'safest car' (USA Today)

GM Looking for Investors to Pay for Fast-Charging Network Stations (The Detroit Bureau)

GM Trimming Back Production and Other Automakers Expected to Follow (The Detroit Bureau)

Howes: Michigan auto towns get some love — and capital (The Detroit News)

Hyundai launches car with a roof-based solar charging system (CNBC)

More than 10K Detroiters register for FCA expansion jobs (Detroit Free Press)

MyFord Touch users could receive up to a $400 payout after class-action lawsuit (USA Today)

NHTSA’s Top Official Set to Leave Safety Agency (The Detroit Bureau)

Nissan pays out $1.5M after teen girl died in crash of a car that lacked side air bags (USA Today)

Postal Service decision could mean thousands of auto jobs in Flint, Lordstown (Detroit Free Press)

The breakthrough Toyota Prius became a victim of its own success (CNBC)

Trump's Clean Car Rollback Will Cost Up To $400 Billion, Increase Transport Emissions 10% (Forbes)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Automakers warm up to friendly hackers at cybersecurity conference (Reuters)

Will Self-Driving Vehicles Erode America's Love Affair With Cars? (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

Auto Lenders Likely to End Interest Rate Cuts (The Detroit Bureau)

Car dealers struggle to sell 2018 new-car inventory to make room for 2020 cars (CNBC)

Carvana Announces Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results (BusinessWire)

Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Off 81% in July – to Lowest Level Since 2010 (The Detroit Bureau)

Honda, Acura add perks to CPO programs, extend some warranties (Auto Remarketing)

Honda uses E-Sports as a new marketing tactic for attracting first-time car buyers (AdAge)

Tesla Brings Back Free Supercharging in Attempt to Boost Model S and Model X Sales (Car and Drvier)

Used-car sales down slightly in July, but continue strength (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Black Book: Retained Values Flat in July (Vehicle Remarketing)

Manheim July wholesale-price data arrives against challenging year-ago comparison (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Ford recall: 2020 Explorer, Lincoln Aviator could roll because of crucial missing part (Detroit Free Press)

Honda to recall 222,674 Accord vehicles in China (Reuters)

-General Business & Executive News-

After strategic review, Cars.com to remain independent, public company (Auto Remarketing)

AutoWeb Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results (GlobeNewswire)

CarGurus Announces Second Quarter 2019 Results (GlobeNewswire)

Cars.com Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results (Cars.com)

defi SOLUTIONS, Sagent Auto sign merger agreement (Auto Remarketing)

DOJ Settles Nissan Captive Case for $3M (Auto Dealer Today)

Road America Deepens Partnership with RepairPal (Ratchet & Wrench)

TrueCar Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results (Globe Newswire)

Uber lost $5.2 billion in 3 months. Here's where all that money went. (Business Insider)

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