Top Automotive Industry News for Week of January 15 - January 21, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week January 15, 2018 - January 21, 2018.

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

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Automakers considering creating cars that cater to Uber, Lyft drivers (USA Today)

Automakers put on a show in Detroit as policy storms loom in D.C. (Automotive News)

Caddy Chief “Highly Optimistic,” Despite Struggles in U.S. (The Detroit Bureau)

Cadillac's CEO on Apple CarPlay: ’extremely clunky’ (autoblog)

Cars.com Names 2018 Best of Awards Winners (PR Newswire)

Detroit auto show highlights industry’s balancing act (The Detroit News)

Early reviews heap praise on Tesla's Model 3, with a few caveats (CNBC)

FCA Shares Remain Strong Despite Marchionne's Jeep Embrace (Forbes)

Ferrari is planning an all-electric supercar and an SUV (autoblog)

Ford expects autonomy, mobility to take $300M bite out of 2017 earnings (Automotive News)

Ford plans more SUVs, fewer cars, aims to pay billions to shareholders (USA Today)

Ford shares drop after 2017 profit falls short, issues disappointing 2018 earnings forecast (CNBC)

Ford shares sink to lowest level in nearly four months (MarketWatch)

GM avoids $1B stock payment over secret settlement (The Detroit News)

GM expects 2018 profit in line with 2017; AV investment increased (Automotive News)

Honda, Volvo, Lincoln win 2018 North American Car and Truck of the Year (CNET)

How Car Companies Decide You’ll Ride a Mustang or Catch a Tiguan (The New York Times)

Hyundai Motor Group pledges 45,000 hires, $22 billion investment over 5 years (Reuters)

Judge rejects GM ignition switch deal for car owners (USA Today)

Jumpstart: Mustang Most-Viewed Vehicle of 2017 (Auto Dealer Monthly)

McLaren Confirms SUVs Aren’t for Supercar Manufacturers (The Truth About Cars)

Mercedes-Benz Doesn’t Believe US is Good Market for Diesel (The Detroit Bureau)

Nissan CEO: Infiniti luxury brand to switch to electric cars, hybrids (USA Today)

Peugeot is aiming to have all vehicles electrified by 2025, CEO says (CNBC)

PSA targets Atlanta for North American headquarters (Automotive News)

Tesla bringing Model 3 to three East Coast showrooms (CNBC)

Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk's mass-market car is a magic carpet ride (LA Times)

The Horsey Electric: Ferrari to Build Electric Supercar (Car and Driver)

There is a limit to what can be manufactured in the US, says Fiat Chrysler CEO (CNBC)

Trump Expected To Lower MPG Rules, But Automakers Still Race To Build More EVs And Hybrids (Forbes)

Volkswagen sells record 10.74 million vehicles in 2017 (The Detroit News)

-Automotive Evolution News-

BMW, Mercedes to test vehicle subscription services in the US (CNET)

GM’s self-driving fleet car makes public debut (The Detroit News)

Howes: Race for self-driving car supremacy is no sprint (The Detroit News)

Google nipping at Big Auto’s heels in the race to build self-driving cars (The Verge)

Nissan Says Its Brain-to-Vehicle Tech Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think (Car and Driver)

One year old Pony.ai raises $112 million Series A to build autonomous car future (TechCrunch)

Robotic car test center aims to create toughest trials (The Detroit News)

The risks – and rewards – of smart cars (The Detroit News)

Waymo chief pops up at Detroit show with Chrysler Pacifica tester (Automotive News)

-Automotive Retail News-

AutoNation touts millions of savings thanks to federal tax reform (Auto Remarketing)

Autotrader names January's top CPO deals (Auto Remarketing)

Cox Automotive: Car Buyers Still Need Dealers (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Cox sees strong 2018 auto sales, but with potholes (Automotive News)

Drive Motors: Digital Retailing Delivers Holidays Sales Gains (Auto Dealer Monthly)

How AutoNation, America's Biggest Car Dealer, Is Future-Proofing Its Business (Forbes)

KBB Names Winners of Best Resale Value Awards (Vehicle Remarketing)

Retail used-car trends to watch this year (Auto Remarketing)

Trucks And SUVs Bring The Best Resale Values Among All Vehicles For 2018 (Forbes)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

12-Month Depreciation Drops in 2017 (Vehicle Remarketing)

Subcompact crossover values tumble (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

5 things non-car people need to know about the car scene (USA Today)

Government Panel Wants Lower Drunk Driving Threshold (The Detroit Bureau)

High-tech features on new cars drive up auto insurance rates (Detroit Free Press)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

2018 Detroit Auto Show (Car and Driver)

Hagerty Launches 'Insider' App In Time For Arizona Auctions (The Auto Channel)

Rare-car collectors should buy a Tesla Model S 'while they're still available,' Bob Lutz says (LA Times)

-Automotive Servicing News-

14 automakers list more models in Takata air bag recall (USA Today)

Takata air bag killed Florida driver who should have survived crash, report says (LA Times)

-General Business & Executive News-

As Cars Go Robo, Their Makers Find new Partners (Wired)

China's GAC to enter U.S. market in 2019 (Fox News)

European car sales at highest level in 10 years (USA Today)

Supreme Court Hears Service Advisor Case (DrivingSales)

Toyota Makes Big Super Bowl Buy, Lexus Returns With 'Black Panther' Ad (AdAge)

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