Top Automotive Industry News for Week of January 6 - January 12, 2020

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of January 6, 2019 - January 12, 2019.

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-

After initiative on hot car deaths, automakers push for one voice on key issues (Detroit Free Press)

ALG Recognizes the Most Innovative Vehicles of 2020 (Yahoo)

Aston Martin reportedly cancels electric RapidE amid money troubles (autoblog)

Autotrader Names 15 Best Cars of the Past Decade (AutoTrader)

China’s Geely Sniffing Around British Luxury Maker Aston Martin (The Detroit Bureau)

Faraday Future Needs Multiple Products to Survive, CEO Admits (The Detroit Bureau)

General Motors shocks nearly 1,000 temp workers with full-time promotions; Ford promotes 592 (USA Today)

GM and the UAW at odds over temps at key plant; 200+ let go (Detroit Free Press)

GM says Fiat Chrysler not cooperating in racketeering suit (The Detroit News)

GM to revive Hummer name, but not the brand, in a new all-electric pickup (USA Today)

Jaguar Land Rover's sales dip in 2019, but show signs of recovery (Reuters)

Mercedes-Benz poised to clinch premium sales crown for 2019 (Reuters)

Mercedes-Benz’s ‘living’ car, Hyundai’s flying taxi among top auto debuts at CES (CNBC)

Rolls Royce’s $400,000 SUV helps luxury carmaker set new sales record for 2019 (CNBC)

Soaring SUV sales keep carmakers on collision course with climate policy (Reuters)

Starting with Ocean, Fisker Plans to Make 1M EVs by 2027 (The Detroit Bureau)

Tesla's market value eclipses GM and Ford — combined (autoblog)

UAW President Rory Gamble under federal investigation (The Detroit News)

VW shrugs off auto slump by lifting outlook for 2019 deliveries (The Detroit News)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Amazon partners with Lamborghini, Rivian to offer Alexa voice assistant in vehicles (CNBC)

Best, Weirdest and Most Notable Autos and Auto Tech at CES (The Detroit Bureau)

Hackers on the other side of the world can take control of your vehicle (USA Today)

Lidar Pioneer Velodyne Debuts $100 Auto Safety Sensor As Self-Driving Cars’ Pace To Market Slows (Forbes)

Robotaxis will be available as soon as 2022, self-driving tech supplier Mobileye CEO says (CNBC)

Trump administration plans to let autonomous-vehicle industry regulate itself (MarketWatch)

-Automotive Retail News-

BMW TOPS MERCEDES FOR FIRST U.S. LUXURY TITLE SINCE 2015 (AdAge)

Carvana grows New Mexico, Arizona presence (Auto Remarketing)

Current estimate for 2019 used-car sales: 40.4 million (Auto Remarketing)

Ford's F-series remains America's best-selling vehicle, but in 19 states these models were more popular (USA Today)

Here's What U.S. Auto Sales Looked Like in 2019 (Car and Driver)

Manufacturers Look to Evolve Auto Shopping Experience with Enhanced Digital Features (Auto Dealer Today)

NADA Show back in Vegas next month with action-packed lineup (Auto Remarketing)

Robust dealership buy/sell activities forecast healthy course for 2020 (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

A whole lot of wholesale trends to watch (Auto Remarketing)

Manheim Index follows retail lead higher in December (Auto Remarketing)

Wholesale Values Stabilize in First Week of January (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Mitsubishi Motors and Otonomo Partner to Deliver Connected Car Applications and Services to Benefit Drivers and Cities (Globe Newswire)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Takata recall of 10M air bag inflators could be the last (Detroit Free Press)

-General Business & Executive News-

Bullitt Movie Car Sells for $3.4M, Is Most Valuable Ford Mustang Ever (Car and Driver)

DealerSocket Plans to Acquire Auto/Mate (Wards Auto)

DealerTire to Acquire Dent Wizard (The Banks Report)

Ghosn speaks out about his escape from Japan, calls reports on the cost ‘very, very generous’ (CNBC)

Sony Won CES With a Car No One Will Ever Drive (Forbes)

Toyota to build prototype city of the future in Japan (Reuters)

Uber will stop providing upfront pricing on rides in California (autoblog)

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