Top Automotive Industry News for Week of January 16 - January 22, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week January 16, 2017 - January 22, 2017.

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

-AEA Membership News-

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

A moral dilemma for driverless cars: Who lives or dies? (The Detroit News)

Automakers' Dilemma: How To Pander To Trump Without Ruining Their Business (Forbes)

Auto supplier investing $8.45M for HQ, tech lab in Novi (The Detroit News)

By Announcing New Jobs, Corporations Help Themselves Too (The New York Times)

Companies pile on job announcements to avoid Trump's wrath (USA Today)

Daimler, Toyota, BMW to lead $10-billion hydrogen investment (autoblog)

Ex-VW CEO: 'I would have stopped' the cheating but 'I wasn't informed' (USA Today)

Faraday Future FF91 could be very, very expensive (autoblog)

Ford to record $3 billion loss for remeasurement of pension, OPEB plans (MarketWatch)

Fuel-Cell Vehicles Need More Time, Says Toyota Chairman (The Detroit Bureau)

GM to Invest $1 Billion in U.S. Manufacturing Operations (Bloomberg)

How Toyota used artificial intelligence for RAV4 campaign (Automotive News)

Hyundai plans $3.1B investment in U.S. plants, research (USA Today)

Jaguar Was America’s Fastest-growing Auto Brand in 2016, and Not Just Because of an SUV (The Truth About Cars)

Oil majors, car makers to push hydrogen technology to help cut emissions (Reuters)

Tesla has a new $350 million plan for the Gigafactory (CNBC)

Trump and the auto industry: An inaugural reality check (The Detroit Free Press)

Trumpchi SUVs Coming Soon To U.S. -- But Maybe Not Under That Name (Forbes)

US closing Tesla autopilot death investigation without demanding recall: Source (CNBC)

Willow Run self-drive facility picked as U.S. test site (The Detroit News)

With Obama in the Driver’s Seat, Automakers Set Records – But Still Faced Challenges (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Retail News-

6 reasons why increasing CPO sales should be your 2017 resolution (Auto Remarketing)

Are Trump’s tweets good for the sales of American made cars? (CBT News)

Car buyers will find good deals this year (USA Today)

Maryland dealership retools its approach to pricing (Automotive News)

The Top 3 reasons most consumers don’t buy online (CBT News)

What is driving growth in standalone pre-owned stores? (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Auction volume likely to hit record 10.1M units this year (Auto Remarketing)

Compact-car values make ‘interesting’ move (Auto Remarketing)

December Wholesale Prices Fall, Up 3.9% YOY (Vehicle Remarketing)

J.D. Power to Offer Residual Value Benchmarking Product (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

5 ways to upgrade your old car with new-car tech (USA Today)

Autonomous Vehicles Could Save US Drivers Billions Annually (The Detroit Bureau)

Gasoline Price Climb With Start of the New Year (The Detroit Bureau)

Lyft co-founders have an idea for how to end traffic once and for all (CNBC)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

2017 Detroit auto show draws big numbers first weekend (Detroit Free Press)

Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee heads to Netflix (autoblog)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Over 652K vehicles involved in latest Takata air bag recall (CNBC)

U.S. auto-safety regulators: No defect found in Tesla Autopilot (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

Amazon patented a highway network that controls self-driving cars and trucks (CNBC)

Hyundai Will Shoot Its Super Bowl Ad During the Game (AdAge)

Icahn to gain full control of Federal-Mogul with $300 million deal (Automotive News)

Importance of auto shows fading (The Detroit News)

Lawsuit Demands Apple Lock iPhones To Stop Texting While Driving (Top Tech)

Panasonic aims to move Tesla auto partnership beyond batteries: CEO (CNBC)

Republicans find more potential problems with CFPB’s auto finance regulations (Auto Remarketing)

Uber agrees to pay FTC $20 million over driver earnings claims (MarketWatch)

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