Top Automotive Industry News for Week of December 7 - December 13, 2015

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of December 7, 2015 - December 13, 2015.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

A look at this week’s top OEM headlines (CBT News)

Automakers May Not Be Able to Charge Extra for These Safety Features After 2019 (Time)

Baidu’s Self-Driving Car Has Hit the Road (WIRED)

Delphi to debut 3D for car dashboards at show (Detroit Free Press)

Detroit's Big 3 lag in car crash test survey (USA Today)

EPA Gives 2016 BMW X5d Clean Bill of Emissions, Kind Of (The Truth About Cars)

Ford CEO: Electrification will play important role in our future (CNBC)

Ford offering natural gas option on F-150 again (USA Today)

Ford to Invest $4.5 Billion in Electrified Vehicles by 2020 (Bloomberg)

Ford Wants to Be the Next Uber (Time)

GM buys wind power from EDP to build its biggest SUVs (Reuters)

GM fund approves $594.5 million in ignition claims (Automotive News)

Help wanted: Tesla has 1,656 job openings (The Detroit News)

Hyundai Builds A Better Car Manual Using Augmented Reality (Forbes)

IIHS Announces 2016 Top Safety Pick Plus List (Cars.com)

Late To The Party, But Germans Gearing Up To Challenge Tesla (Forbes)

National Labor Relations Board Files Charges Against Nissan (The Detroit Bureau)

New Toyota Prius Is Better Than Ever, but Sales Will Fall Anyway (Time)

"Revolutionized" Crash-Testing And Safety Ratings For New Vehicles Announced (Forbes)

Samsung is Latest High-Tech Firm to Enter Autonomous Vehicle Race (The Detroit Bureau)

Six finalists named for car, truck of the year (USA Today)

Tesla Rival Faraday Future And Nevada Reach Deal For $1 Billion Factory In Nevada (Forbes)

The Hottest 2016 New-Car Features (Forbes)

These are the safest cars for 2016 (autoblog)

Uber and The Luxury OEM: Strange Bedfellows (Driving Sales)

Volkswagen Terms One Emissions Problem Smaller Than Expected (The New York Times)

VW admits to 'chain of mistakes' in emissions scandal: What you need to know (LA Times)

VW says false CO2 emissions affect only 36,000 cars (Reuters)

VW says only small group to blame for emissions scandal (Reuters)

-Automotive Retail News-

'New-adjacent' cars gain steam in used market (Auto Remarketing)

Auto industry predictions for the upcoming year (CBT News)

Captives see share of new loans rise on subvented financing (Automotive News)

Dealers bid for business on vehicle broker site (Auto Remarketing)

Industry Posts 18.19 Million SAAR in November, Autodata Reports (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Is TrueCar, Inc. Behind AutoNation's November Sales Decline? (The Motley Fool)

Nov.'s average new-vehicle loan payment tops $500 a month (Automotive News)

Season of luxury autos, numbers don't lie (CNBC)

Survey: More buyers lured to 'certified used' cars (USA Today)

Truck Sales Driving Down Fuel Efficiency Numbers (The Detroit Bureau)

Used transaction prices hit Q3 record (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

‘Strong retail demand’ keeps auction prices high (Auto Remarketing)

Heavier Depreciation Pushes Values Lower in November (Vehicle Remarketing)

Trucks continue to see higher depreciation at auction (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

More people are surfing the Web behind the wheel (CNBC)

This Is the Week Average U.S. Gas Prices Will Drop Below $2 Per Gallon (Time)

This new transportation bill affects every driver on the road (autoblog)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Just Cool Cars: '49 art-deco bus becomes classy RV (USA Today)

LeBron James swears he really drives a Kia (The Verge)

Vintage Ferrari could sell for $32 million at auction (CNBC)

-Automotive Servicing News-

GM offers $595M to settle ignition switch claims (USA Today)

Two-Thirds of Earliest Tesla Drivetrains To Need Replacement In 60,000 Miles, Owner Data Suggests (Green Car Reports)

-General Business & Executive News-

Acura Coming Back to the Super Bowl After Four Years (AdAge)

CDK Announces Management Transition (The Banks Report)

Dow-DuPont merger could have high impact on Michigan economy (Crain’s Detroit)

Elon Musk and Other Tech Titans Create Company to Develop Artificial Intelligence (Bloomberg)

Facebook Unveils Tools to Help Businesses Keep Up With Customers' Comments (AdWeek)

Fed worries auto industry may feel most heat from rate hike (CNBC)

Fiat Chrysler hit with $70 million safety fine (USA Today)

Hyundai Agrees to Pay to End Paice Case Over Hybrid Engines (Bloomberg)

Manheim to Launch New Market Structure in 2016 (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Patent awarded to CarStory for ‘similarities engine’ (Auto Remarketing)

Pep Boys says Icahn's bid is superior to Bridgestone's (Market Watch)

Prazo Announces App-Based Car Leasing (DrivingSales)

Rise and Fall of Car-Dealer Internet Leads (Ward’s Auto)

Stocks Tumble in Worst Week Since August as Fed Anxiety Spreads (Bloomberg)

TrueCar and NAFCU Services partner to offer credit unions innovative car buying solutions (CUInsight)

U.S. consumers loosen purse strings as holidays start (Reuters)

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