Top Automotive Industry News for Week of January 22 - January 28, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week January 22, 2018 - January 28, 2018.

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-

Buick, Porsche Win J.D. Power’s New Vehicle Ownership Awards (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Can A Reboot Of Ford's Future Mobility Efforts Unlock Real Revenue? (Forbes)

Feds investigate Ford Explorer SUV after owners say it's making them sick (USA Today)

Feds to investigate Tesla crash driver blamed on Autopilot (CNBC)

Fiat Chrysler's former labor chief pleads guilty in payoffs for UAW bosses (Detroit Free Press)

Fiat Chrysler hourly workers to get $5,500 bonus checks after 2017 profit (USA Today)

Fiat Chrysler Shares Resume Advance As Investors Expect Progress (Forbes)

Ford acquires two technology companies, reorganizes mobility team (Automotive News)

Ford complains rising metals costs hurt profits, rivals unfazed (Reuters)

Ford has not done enough to be 'fit' says CEO Jim Hackett (CNBC)

Ford says it’s a new era. Wall Street isn’t buying it. (CNBC)

Ford UAW workers will get $7,500 profit-sharing checks (Detroit Free Press)

GM, Enterprise Rent-A-Car targets of unintended acceleration lawsuit (CNBC)

Honda: Humans still build the best cars (The Detroit News)

Hyundai Posts Disappointing Earnings Results (The Detroit Bureau)

Jaguar Land Rover to cut output due to Brexit, diesel uncertainty to hit sales (Reuters)

Jaguar To Electrify The XJ As A Tesla-Fighting Flagship (Forbes)

Senate Fumbles With Self-driving Legislation (The Truth About Cars)

Tesla denies further Model 3 production issues (Reuters)

Tesla employees say to expect more Model 3 delays, citing inexperienced workers (USA Today)

Tesla Semi prototype captured driving in video clip (autoblog)

Tiny SUVs are selling like crazy, and struggling Ford wants in (CNBC)

-Automotive Evolution News-

AAA: Drivers becoming less fearful of self-driving car technology (USA Today)

Bank of America Enters Car Subscription Space With Volvo (Auto Finance News)

Ford Paves a Path From Big Automaker to Big Operating System (Wired)

Glasses could prevent motion sickness in self-driving cars (autoblog)

GM sued over self-driving car crash with motorcyclist (CNET)

New electric cars in 2018 spark need for more charging stations (USA Today)

Plug wars: the battle for electric car supremacy (Reuters)

Uber CEO: Flying cars across U.S. skies within 10 years (The Detroit News)

Waymo taps Atlanta as next test city (Automotive News)

-Automotive Retail News-

Can Vehicle Leasing Stay On Track As Subscription Models Hit The Fast Lane? (Forbes)

Edmunds Forecasts New-Vehicle Sales Decline in January (Vehicle Remarketing)

Is the auto industry setting itself up for another big truck bust? (Detroit Free Press)

Lending Tree: Used-Car Buyers Stretch for Some Brands (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Market shift could lead many from new cars to used (Auto Remarketing)

Worthless Auto Trade-Ins Signal Riskier Loans (Bloomberg)

Yet More Evidence That America’s Car Addiction Is Not About To Die (The Truth About Cars)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Weekly Vehicle Depreciation Continues to Accelerate (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Auto Ownership May Have Passed Peak (The Detroit Bureau)

Concerned about self-driving cars? You're not alone (Detroit Free Press)

Expect Gas Prices To Rise This Year; The Question Is By How Much (Forbes)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Cars, city share spotlight as auto show opens to public (The Detroit News)

Chicago Auto Show Announces As Newest Premier Partner (PR Newswire)

New world sales record set at motorcycle auction (LA Times)

Sports Cars: A Brand Of Auto Racing That Isn't Spinning Its Wheels (Forbes)

The 10 most expensive cars that just sold at auction (CNBC)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Aston Martin recalling all DB11s over Daimler steering column (autoblog)

CDK Global: Fixed Ops Profitability Is Within Reach (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Ford urged to recall 1.3M Explorers over fume fears (The Detroit News)

Hyundai recalls nearly 88K older cars due to fire risk (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

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Ally Enters Retail Financing Agreement With DriveTime (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Innovate Auto Finance to Service Subprime Portfolio Worth $50 Million (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Ford acquires Autonomic and TransLoc as it evolves its mobility business (TechCrunch)

JD Power Enters F&I Space (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Robust imports slow U.S. economic growth in fourth quarter (Reuters)

Tesla’s Pay Deal to Keep Elon Musk: All or Nothing (CNBC)

The auto industry is head over heels for VR (Engadget)

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