Top Automotive Industry News for Week of February 20 - March 5, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week February 27, 2017 - March 5, 2017.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

BMW Will Not Be Offering Android Auto As An Option (DrivingSales)

Fiat Chrysler says diesel emissions probes are widening (USA Today)

Ford's Driverless Van Could Deliver Packages Right to Your Door (Edmunds)

General Motors' stock rallies as February sales data shows market-share gains (MarketWatch)

GM's Maven now lets you rent cars for up to 28 days (autoblog)

GM CEO 'exploring opportunities' for Opel with Peugeot (CNBC)

GM offering unlimited data plan for 4G mobile hotspots (USA Today)

GM set to announce Opel/Vauxhall sale on Monday (BBC)

Investors, Unconvinced By VW Profits, Want Details As They Worry About Union Influence (Forbes)

Lawsuit claims age discrimination at Fiat Chrysler (USA Today)

Marchionne's 2016 compensation was $11.99 million (Detroit Free Press)

Mercedes-Benz shows off its first pickup (USA Today)

Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi boss Carlos Ghosn: One job had to go (USA Today)

Peugeot poised to buy GM's Opel, creating European car giant (Reuters)

Takata pleads guilty; CFO expresses 'deep regret' (Detroit Free Press)

Technology race drives automotive hiring (The Detroit News)

Tesla, 'stretched to the limit,' sees key talent head for exit (Automotive News)

Toyota Reveals Its Newest Autonomous Research Vehicle (The Detroit Bureau)

Toyota trims executive positions, aims for quicker decision-making (Reuters)

U.S. EPA expected to reopen vehicle emissions decision -source (Reuters)

Volvo goes beyond automatic braking, adds automatic steering (autoblog)

Yes, Volkswagen Is Building A Budget Car. No, It Will Not Kill The Kwid (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

8 OEMs off to strongest CPO starts in 2017 (Auto Remarketing)

Auto Incentives Average 10 Percent Off Sticker In February, Analysts Say (Forbes)

Auto loan amounts, length hit record in 2016, Experian says (MarketWatch)

Auto loan values rise along with the length of terms, leasing (Automotive News)

Auto sales decline but remain near record pace (USA Today)

Auto sales fall 1.1% in Feb. on slow car demand (The Detroit News)

CarMax shares fall after sources say Jim Chanos takes short position (CNBC)

Dealer's first overflow lot in 37 years sign of U.S. inventory pileup (Automotive News)

eBay Motors growing dealer referrer program picks up more partners (Auto Remarketing)

Experian: Total Balances, Amount Financed Reach Record Highs in Q4 2016 (Auto Dealer Marketing)

February CPO sales climb nearly 10% versus previous month (Auto Remarketing)

How has technology changed car buying? (DrivingSales)

Inventory Building Up Across Dealer Lots In The U.S. (DrivingSales)

JD Power: The two most important areas for profit at your dealership (CBT News)

KBB: Average Transaction Price for New Up $757 in February (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Most Makers Post Positive February Sales Results (The Detroit Bureau)

Tesla is missing out on the biggest auto sales boom in US history (Business Insider)

Top Things To Know About February Sales (DrivingSales)

The gap between new and used car loans hits a record high (CNBC)

US truck, SUV sales stay strong in February, but at a price (CNBC)

Waiting rooms can be ... fun? (Automotive News)

What’s Moving: U.S Auto Sales (The Wall Street Journal)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

January Full-Size SUV Prices Decline (Vehicle Remarketing)

Small Crossovers and Cars Have Strong Week, Black Book Says (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

2 Chevys in Consumer Reports' Top 10 list (Detroit Free Press)

More Cars, Less Gas? U.S. Set to Hit Peak of Oil Consumption (The Detroit Bureau)

Why JD Power Reports 44% More Car Owners Are Having Battery Problems (Forbes)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

College Student Makes Honda Civic Self-Driving (DrivingSales)

Inside the secret garage of luxury watchmaker Richard Mille (CNBC)

It's Time To Say Goodbye To The CD Player In New American Cars (Forbes)

Ohio collector to auction 700 antique, classic cars in mid-July (Automotive News)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Ford recalling 36,000 vehicles for air bag defect (Detroit Free Press)

Mercedes recalls 354K vehicles (The Detroit News)

-General Business & Executive News-

A letter from a ten year old inspired Tesla to launch a video contest (The Verge)

Building a Road Map for the Self-Driving Car (The New York Times)

ChargePoint expands EV network into Europe following record fundraise (CNBC)

Lyft looks to raise $500M as Uber stumbles (USA Today)

Reynolds And Reynolds President Steps Down (DrivingSales)

Trump Administration Reviewing Autonomous Car Rules (The Detroit Bureau)

Uber Reverses Course And Plans To Get California Automated Car Test Permit (Forbes)

Uber's unraveling: The stunning, 2 week string of blows that has upended the world's most valuable startup (Business Insider)

What it means for markets that the Fed wants to raise interest rates now (CNBC)

Why SXSW Has Become A Can't-Miss Mobility Event (Forbes)

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