Top Automotive Industry News for Week of July 11 - July 17, 2016

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week July 11, 2016 - July 17, 2016.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

A Look At This Week’s Top OEM Headlines (CBT News)

Audi kicks the race for self-driving cars into a higher gear (CNBC)

Automakers Could Face Huge Fines After Feds Boost Fuel Economy Penalties (The Truth About Cars)

Autopilot was not engaged in Model X rollover crash, Tesla says (Mashable)

California rejects VW's plan to fix 3-liter diesel cars (USA Today)

Can Cadillac reinvent itself? (The Verge)

Consumer Reports calls on Tesla to deactivate Autopilot (USA Today)

Could Tesla's Finances Be Tested By Lawsuits Over Autopilot Accidents? (Forbes)

Court: Ignition-switch lawsuits against GM can proceed (USA Today)

Driver in Tesla Autopilot accident would buy another Tesla (CNN Money)

Fiat Chrysler creates 1,000 new jobs with $1B plant plan (USA Today)

Fiat Chrysler will pay you to find bugs in its vehicles (CNBC)

Fist bumps and shock installation, Ford 'co-bots' do it all (Automotive News)

GM gets deal with supplier CCM, says plant shutdown threat averted (Reuters)

Hyundai Working Up 250-Mile EV (The Detroit Bureau)

Mazda Rebooting as a Premium Brand (The Detroit Bureau)

Nissan Launches ProPilot At Awkward Moment (The Detroit Bureau)

NHTSA More Than Doubles CAFE Fines (Gas2)

Tesla cuts price on Model X (Detroit Free Press)

Third Tesla crashes amid report of SEC probe (Detroit Free Press)

US senator asks Tesla to brief committee on Autopilot crash (CNBC)

Volkswagen stocks jump after rejected recall proposal (CNBC)

Volvo to go autonomous only when 'it's not really fun to drive' (autoblog)

-Automotive Retail News-

Auto financing: Wall Street is turning out more car loans (CNBC)

Auto Loans Stretch into Dangerous Territory (The Detroit Bureau)

Car Buyers Want Amazon-Like Dealership Experience (Digital Dealer)

GM puts sales-effectiveness ratings on hold in wake of N.Y. court ruling (Automotive News)

Google shift has dealers friending Facebook (Automotive News)

How Partnerships with dealerships bring added benefits (CBT News)

Infiniti Dealers Ranked Highest By 2016 Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index (Pied Piper PSI)

New forecast: Auto sales may fall short this year (USA Today)

Pokémon Go as A Traffic Driver to Dealerships (Digital Dealer)

Q1 Delinquencies Fall in 7 of 11 Loan Categories, ABA Reports (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Tesla ends car buyback program (Market Watch)

TransUnion: As Terms Stretch, Loan Duration Shrinks (Dealer Monthly)

U.S. auto sales this year to fall short of 2015 record, LMC says (Automotive News)

U.S. government worried about risky car loans (CNN Money)

Yes, Car Buyers Are Judging You…. By Your Website (Driving Sales)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Kontos: Strong Truck Values Drive 3.3% Increase in Wholesale Prices in June (Vehicle Remarketing)

Part I: Safety a top priority at auto auctions (Auto Remarketing)

Part II: Safety a top priority at auto auctions (Auto Remarketing)

Used Vehicles Depreciate 1.7% in June, Black Book Reports (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Wholesale Used-Vehicle Prices Up in June, Manheim Reports (Auto Dealer Monthly)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Aggressive Driving Is All the Rage, AAA Study Shows (

Flying Cars Try to Take Wing (WSJ)

Gas Prices Expected to Keep Falling (The Detroit Bureau)

Lowdown: Takata Airbag Recall Is Massive But Drivers Unaware (AdAge)

Road Seems Dark to You? New Tests Blame Your Headlights (The New York Times)

Survey finds road rage, risky driving is on rise (Detroit Free Press)

The Best And Absolute Worst U.S. Cities For Drivers (Forbes)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Guess which of these 3 celebrity-owned cars has appreciated the most (CNBC)

Here Are 23 of the Rarest Cars in the World — and How Much They Cost (Time)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Ford GT service means dealers will need to invest $30K in equipment (AutoWeek)

Mopar Express Lane Service Hits Milestone (Edmunds)

Nissan Leaf, Sentra recalled for passenger airbags (autoblog)

Recall of dangerous Takata air bags affects 1 in 8 vehicles, report says (LA Times)

-General Business & Executive News-

CFPB Reconfiguration Bill Passes House (DrivingSales)

Death by Pokemon? Public safety fears mount as 'Pokemon GO' craze continues (Fox News)

Ford, others invest $6.6M in mapping startup for self-driving cars (Detroit Free Press)

GM, Lyft expand Express Drive program, tout partnership (Reuters)

Google Announces Changes To PLA Broad Product Queries (DrivingSales)

Record Attendance Highlights 2nd Annual Women in Automotive Conference (Dealer Marketing)

Tesla Death Won't Stop Connected Cars (Forbes)

The future of car ownership that no one is talking about (TechCrunch)

This Automaker Just Joined IBM and Google as a Patron of Open-Source Software (Fortune)

U.S. Data Point to Stronger Economy (WSJ)

Yahoo set to get final bids, report earnings (USA Today)

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