Top Automotive Industry News for Week of February 6 - February 12, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week February 6, 2017 - February 12, 2017.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Auto CEOs want Trump to order review of 2025 fuel rules (Reuters)

Auto Market Profitability Could Drop In 2017 (Forbes)

Elon Musk, UAW spar over Tesla plant conditions (USA Today)

Elon Musk vehemently rejects employee claims of poor working conditions at Tesla (CNBC)

GM CFO: 'Couldn't be more pleased' with record-breaking earnings results (CNBC)

GM Exploring Options for Additional Battery-Electric Vehicles (The Detroit Bureau)

GM hourly workers will get bonus checks of up to $12,000 (USA Today)

Honda and Hitachi plan to start an electric motor company (autoblog)

Italy says new tests find no defeat devices on Fiat Chrysler cars (Reuters)

Nissan's Midnight Edition Package Is Plain Silly And Shows Why Marketing Sucks (TopSpeed)

Nissan posts weaker-than-expected operating profit in third quarter (CNBC)

Subaru Tops KBB's 5-Year Cost to Own List (Vehicle Remarketing)

Survey: The Technology That Consumers Want In Today’s Cars (DrivingSales)

Tesla factory getting upgrades as Model 3 electric car approaches (USA Today)

Tesla plant unionizing effort gains momentum in Calif. (Automotive News)

Toyota, Suzuki to ally as vehicle tech push accelerates (The Detroit News)

Volkswagen attacks ex-chairman for scandal accusations against ex-CEO (USA Today)

VW to spend $2 billion on zero emissions efforts (Detroit Free Press)

-Automotive Retail News-

Annual used-car sales: Group 1 up 4%; AutoNation off slightly (Auto Remarketing)

Asbury Q4 income rises on a 2% revenue gain (Automotive News)

Austin receives Carvana's 3rd car vending machine (Auto Remarketing)

Auto Lending Fraud Set to Double in 2017, Report Finds (Auto Finance News)

Autotrader names best CPO deals for February (Auto Remarketing)

Ford Credit Steps Back From The Auto Lease Craze (Forbes)

Hyundai Ioniq hybrid and EV sales begin this month (autoblog)

Kelley Blue Book 2017 5-Year Cost To Own Award Winners (PR Newswire)

Mexican tariff could hit lower-income car buyers (USA Today)

Online car sales could soon be on fast track (Automotive News)

Penske: Used-car standalones a big 'opportunity' (Auto Remarketing)

Penske Automotive Q4 net jumps 16%, as revenue slips (Automotive News)

The Ford Focus Electric is Now the Cheapest Car in America (The Truth About Cars)

Top 10 Buick-GMC stores share CPO customer experience tips (Auto Remarketing)

U.S. News Announces the 2017 Best Cars for the Money (U.S. News)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Black Book sees value retention at best rate in 9 months (Automotive Remarketing)

Manheim: Wholesale Prices Slipped in January (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Used Pickups, Vans Start 2017 Strong (Vehicle Remarketing)

Used Vehicle Volume Grew 6% in '16 (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Are poor driving safety laws responsible for surge in traffic deaths? (CBS News)

You’re Not Your Car’s Boss Anymore (Slate)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Chicago Auto Show: See all the latest looks (USA Today)

Live From Chicago! (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Servicing News-

GM recalls older sports cars to fix air bag sensors (The Detroit News)

Maserati Recalls 50,000 Luxury Vehicles (Auto World News)

Why Recalls Won’t Ever Go Away: Part 2 (Digital Dealer)

-General Business & Executive News-

3 Trends That Will Drive the Automotive Industry in 2017 and Beyond (Industry Week)

Daimler to operate self-driving cars on Uber’s network (TechCrunch)

Do Online Retailers Pose A Threat to Traditional Auto Parts Companies? (DrivingSales)

Ford bets $1B on self-driving car startup (USA Today)

Federal Trade Commission sued for 'certified pre-owned' car sales (NY Daily News)

Gary Tucker to lead connected-car company Zubie (Auto Remarketing)

Google's Waze App Is Morphing Into A Low-Cost Congestion Fighter Via Carpool (Forbes)

MVSC Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against CDK And Reynolds (DrivingSales)

Post-Holiday US Consumer Spending Shows Typical Decline (Gallup)

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Trump Wants More American Cars in Japan. Japan’s Drivers Don’t. (The New York Times)

Uber eyes flying cars, hires NASA veteran (The Detroit News)

Uber, Zipcar sign car-sharing deal (USA Today)

U.S. Oil and Gas Prices May Tumble On Trump's ‘Energy Revolution’ (Bloomberg)

Waymo Is Crushing The Field In Driverless Cars (Forbes)

Zipcar shutters Detroit office (Automotive News)

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