Top Automotive Industry News for Week of January 21 - January 27, 2019

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of January 21, 2019 - January 27, 2019.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Don't buy GM cars made in Mexico, Canadian autoworker union says (Detroit Free Press)

Ford, GM face another restructuring, but this time they are profitable (Detroit Free Press)

Ford's 5 big fixes for its troubled international business (CNBC)

Ford hourly workers will get $7,600 profit-sharing checks (USA Today)

Ford misses profit estimates as pension and layoff costs erode earnings — despite strong North American sales (CNBC)

Ford Plans To See How Small A Pickup Americans Really Want (Forbes)

Ford profits down more than 50 percent in 2018 (The Detroit News)

General Motors is investing $22 million in a Tennessee plant to build fuel efficient V-8 engines (CNBC)

General Motors is looking at building an all-electric line of GMC SUVs, Sierra pickup trucks (CNBC)

Government Shutdown May Hurt Automakers Soon (The Detroit Bureau)

Honda Confirms Plans to Debut Urban EV Concept in Geneva (The Detroit Bureau)

Hyundai cleans up at the 'Oscars of the automotive industry' with big wins at Detroit show (CNBC)

Hyundai introduces groundbreaking airbag for multiple collisions (USA Today)

Nissan CEO Saikawa to Resign to Improve Alliance (The Detroit Bureau)

Opinion: Trump’s tariffs didn’t bring back all those factory jobs he promised (MarketWatch)

Renault replaces Ghosn at the helm (The Detroit News)

Subaru suddenly can't make Forester, Crosstrek until a possible steering defect is fixed (USA Today)

Tesla Gets Go-Ahead to Sell Model 3 in Europe (The Detroit Bureau)

With Better-Than-Expected Demand, Porsche Plans To Double Taycan Supply (Forbes)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Apple's dismissal of 200 self-driving car employees points to a shift in its AI strategy (CNBC)

Are Electric Cars Only for the Rich? Sacramento Is Challenging That Notion (The New York Times)

Boeing 'flying car' is for real, makes its first takeoff and landing (autoblog)

EVs Expected to Cost Same as Gas-Powered Cars by 2022 (The Detroit Bureau)

The head of Android Auto on how Google will power the car of the near future (The Verge)

Waymo announces major expansion in Michigan, the cradle of the US auto industry (The Verge)

-Automotive Retail News-

60% of Consumers Initiate Car Buying Online, TransUnion Says (Auto Finance News)

Analysts Forecasting Strong Auto Sales in January (The Detroit Bureau)

Ford, Mercedes-Benz Top Cox Factory Rankings (Auto Dealer Today)

Government shutdown hits D.C.-area car dealers especially hard (The Detroit News)

KBB Announces Best Resale Value Award Winners (Vehicle Remarketing)

Study: 28% of Dealership Callers Will Buy a Vehicle (Auto Dealer Today)

Study: Blend of tech, salesperson's presence important to car shoppers (Auto Remarketing)

Study: Salespeople Abandon Customers Every 20 Minutes (Auto Dealer Today)

TrueCar's ALG introduces the Retail Health Index (RHI) to measure automaker brand health; Forecasts January auto sales to start 2019 strong (PR Newswire)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Car Values Continue to Decline at Auction (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

5G will turn your car into a talking, thinking supercomputer. And it’s coming soon (Digital Trends)

Now There's Insurance For Things You Forgot Or Dropped In Your Uber (Forbes)

Risky phone use while driving is soaring, and it's killing Americans, IIHS study finds (USA Today)

Study: Detroiters drive Honda Odyssey longer than any other vehicle (Detroit Free Press)

The Spy Inside Your Car (Fortune)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

The ultimate gearhead bucket-list car show and event guide for 2019 (CNet)

This Lego 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Looks Just Like the Real Thing (Car and Driver)

-Automotive Servicing News-

180K Ram pickups recalled; power steering can fail (The Detroit News)

The most popular gas station brand in all 50 states (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

2019 NADA – Coverage (Automotive News)

Amazon has made its own autonomous six-wheeled delivery robot (The Verge)

Clearcover Raises $43M To Challenge Auto Insurance Giants (Crunchbase)

Furloughed federal workers are now working as Uber drivers, CEO Khosrowshahi says (CNBC)

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