Top Automotive Industry News for Week of February 11 - February 17, 2019

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of February 11, 2019 - February 17, 2019.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Exclusive: Tesla's delivery team gutted in recent job cuts - sources (Reuters)

Ford And VW Firming Up Autonomous Driving Alliance Valued At $4 Billion (Forbes)

Ford CFO Bob Shanks expected to retire by end of year, sources say (CNBC)

Ford executive raises doubts about VW deal for electric vehicles (CNBC)

Ghosn Affair Hits Nissan’s Bottom Line, Along with Weak Sales (The Detroit Bureau)

Lexus, Toyota, Porsche top list of most reliable cars in America, J.D. Power says (USA Today)

Mercedes A220 asks 'Who wants a $48K compact sedan?' (Detroit Free Press)

Millions More Vehicles with Takata Airbags Yet to Face Recall (The Detroit Bureau)

Trump’s new decision: Impose tariffs on imported cars? (The Detroit News)

UAW chief: GM cuts show labor contracts are more essential than ever (Detroit Free Press)

-Automotive Evolution News-

GM Cruise improves self-drive miles between human intervention (The Detroit News)

In The Race For Self-Driving People Movers, May Mobility Could Beat Waymo (Forbes)

Robot mail delivery trucks developed in Detroit ready for China, US (Detroit Free Press)

-Automotive Retail News-

An explosion in auto debt threatens consumer finances, advocacy group warns (CNBC)

Car prices could jump $1,800 or more if Trump imposes 25 percent auto tariffs (USA Today)

Break Down the Old Dealership Mentality (Auto Dealer Today)

February 2019: The month to remember for certified pre-owned deals (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Manheim Auctions See Used Values Grow in January (Vehicle Remarketing)

These 3 Trucks and SUVs Saw the Heaviest Depreciation After a Year (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Car Insurance Companies Charge Women Higher Rates Than Men Because They Can (Huff Post)

Traffic jams cost US $87 billion in lost productivity in 2018, and Boston and DC have the nation's worst (CNBC)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Ford recalls 1.5 million F-150 pickups due to crash concern (USA Today)

Honda recalling 437K vehicles for fuel-pump issue (The Detroit News)

RepairPal Study Finds the Best and Worst U.S. Cities for Car Repairs (PR Newswire)

-General Business & Executive News-

A record 7 million Americans have stopped paying their car loans, and even economists are surprised (Business Insider)

Amazon leads $700 million investment into electric pickup truck startup Rivian (VentureBeat)

CarGurus Appoints Sam Zales as President and COO, and Kyle Lomeli as CTO (Street Insider)

Cars are driving us into recession (Business Insider)

General Motors’ New eBikes Have ARIVed (The Detroit Bureau)

Self-driving tractor-trailer start-up TuSimple achieves unicorn status in funding round that values it at $1 billion (CNBC)

TrueCar Acquires Stake in Accu-Trade (PR Newswire)

TrueCar Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Financial Results (Newswire)

Trump hails auto revival that’s not happened (The Detroit News)

U.S. National Debt Hits Record $22 Trillion (NPR)

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