Top Automotive Industry News for Week of January 11 - January 17, 2016

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week January 11, 2016 - January 17, 2016.

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)

Auto execs are divided on what they think of Faraday Future (Business Insider)

Autotrader: Consumers Want Advanced Safety Features on Their Next Vehicle (Auto Dealer Monthly)

California board rejects Volkswagen's diesel fix plan (CNBC)

Carmakers’ Rush to Put Latest Tech in Lower-Priced Models (The New York Times) Names 2016 Best of Awards Winners (CNN Money)

Cheap Gas, Strong Truck Sales Could Force Review of EPA Mileage Mandate (The Detroit Bureau)

Feds, 18 Automakers Agree to Form Broad Consortium to Improve Auto Safety (The Detroit Bureau)

Ford CEO not discouraged by lack of Wall Street love (Detroit Free Press)

GM delays semi-driverless Super Cruise technology (The Detroit News)

GM raises 2016 outlook, adds $4B to stock buyback plan (The Detroit News)

Google gives more detail on safety of its autonomous cars (CNBC)

Google is hunting self-driving partners, Krafcik says (Automotive News)

Honda Civic, Volvo XC90 named 2016 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year (autoblog)

Hybrids, minivans, concepts become show’s highlights (The Detroit News)

Investor says GM 'tone deaf' to give Barra CEO and chairman roles (Reuters)

Mercedes Bringing New Fuel Cell Vehicle to Roads Next Year (The Detroit Bureau)

New auto safety standards are coming, and they might be voluntary (LA Times)

NHTSA chief: Takata airbag recalls to increase 'a lot' (Detroit Free Press)

Nissan CEO says auto industry is consolidating (USA Today)

North American International Auto Show (Automotive News)

North American International Auto Show Coverage (Car & Driver)

Obama administration to craft autonomous driving guidelines (MarketWatch)

Renault says factories probed, no defeat device found so far (Reuters)

Report: 3-D Printing to Top $4 Billion in Automotive by 2025 (Ratchet and Wrench)

Slowing auto market puts GM and Ford to the test (Reuters)

Tesla embraces new market - vegans (CNBC)

Tesla’s Musk: No Secret; Apple is Making Electric Car (Ratchet and Wrench)

The Five Prettiest Cars At The 2016 Detroit Auto Show (Forbes)

The Tesla Model S was the best-selling EV of 2015 (autoblog)

Toyota Partnership Could Give Connected Drivers All the Bandwidth They Can Use (The Detroit Bureau)

U.S. government pushes for self-driving cars (USA Today)

'We didn't lie' misstep summed up VW's bad week in Detroit (autoblog)

Why Ford Is Not Advertising in the Super Bowl (AdAge)

-Automotive Retail News-

2015 New-Vehicle Sales Reaches 17.5 Million Units (Auto Dealer Monthly)

3 million CPO sales on tap for 2017 (Auto Remarketing)

85% of dealers want customer in and out before 2-hour mark (Auto Remarketing)

AutoNation chief warns against hubris (USA Today)

GM to launch online used car sales program (The Detroit News)

GM’s Online Sales Program Isn’t Direct-sale, But It Is Pretty Clever (The Truth About Cars)

New-car prices expected to ‘stall’ in 2016 (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Auction activity slows before busy tax season (Auto Remarketing)

Cars Depreciate 18.2% in 2015, Trucks Stay Hot (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

FordPass Connects Customers With Company, Dealers (Edmunds)

Gas Prices Are Falling at an Incredible Rate—and Why That’s a Problem (Time)

Update: Safest Cars And Crossovers For 2016 (Forbes)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Cool cars from the Detroit Auto Show (CNN)

This purple $800 Corvette, could be worth $1 million (CNN Money)

-Automotive Servicing News-

BMW recalls i8 for stability control problem (autoblog)

-General Business & Executive News-

2016 U.S. Auto Sales Likely To Spurt To Another Record, But Clouds Gather (Forbes)

Consumer Sentiment in U.S. Rose in January to Seven-Month High (Bloomberg)

Dealer Group Sues FCA Alleging Falsified Sales Numbers (DrivingSales)

It hasn't been this bad for the car-insurance industry in 15 years, and it's all the strong economy's fault (Business Insider)

Judge Denies TrueCar’s Motion to Dismiss Dealer Lawsuit (Auto Dealer Monthly)

NADA Used Car Guide Introduces NADA Values Online (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Stocks close down 2% after hitting a near 15-month low on oil rout (CNBC)

The New Strategy in the Auto Industry: Cars Nobody Will Buy (Bloomberg)

Team Penske extends Autotrader partnership (Nascar)

Tesla Skipped Detroit Auto Show Over Michigan's Ban on Direct Car Sales (Road & Track)

Tom Cross Promoted to Executive Vice President and Deputy Group Head, Transportation, Hearst Business Media (Yahoo Finance)

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