Top Automotive Industry News for Week of July 13 - July 19, 2015

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of July 13, 2015 - July 19, 2015.

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 rare peek inside of Google's self-driving pod car (USA Today)

Audi confirms autonomous tech for next-gen A8 (autoblog)

Auto supplier Magna buys transmission maker for $1.9B (USA Today)

FCA tops annual Total Quality Index study (The Detroit News)

Ferrari IPO “Days Away” (The Detroit Bureau)

Fiat Chrysler boss says no plans for another GM offer: New York Times (Reuters)

Fiat Chrysler exploring $3.3 billion sale of auto parts unit Magneti Marelli (Reuters)

Fiat Chrysler wants to end two tiers of union wages (USA Today)

Ford sued by Versata over alleged software trade secret theft (autoblog)

Ford to move production of Focus, C-Max cars from Michigan (Reuters)

Ford's high-tech lighting system makes driving at night safer (Engadget)

GM invests $1.4B to expand Texas SUV plant (Detroit Free Press)

GM: No plan to change small car production in US (CNBC)

Hyundai Counting on Crossovers to Kick-Start Momentum (The Detroit Bureau)

Lincoln Continental to be made at Ford Flat Rock plant (Detroit Free Press)

More automakers test wireless electric car charging (USA Today)

New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Will Play Loud Noise Before Crash to Save Eardrums (The Truth About Cars)

Nissan likely to purchase LG batteries (Reuters)

Sales trouble? Ford offers hefty F-150 pickup discounts (Detroit Free Press)

Tesla’s New ‘Ludicrous Mode’ Makes the Model S a Supercar (Wired)

Volvo Bets Big on Performance with Polestar Acquisition (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Retail News-

A peek into Toyota's plans to sell the Mirai hydrogen car (autoblog)

Auto shows strongly influence car shoppers, new study finds (Automotive News)

Gary Tucker shares the best ways to increase your online reviews (CBT News)

Legislation affecting dealers approved by Senate committee (Auto Remarketing)

Looks like Tesla Model S is the best-selling EV in US (autoblog)

Mazda CX-3 to start at $19,960, joining the new $20,000 club (Automotive News)

Most consumers like Tesla sales model, but there's a catch (Auto Remarketing)

Nearly half of auto-product shoppers using smartphones (Auto Remarketing)

Pickups win big in Autotrader's top 20 CPO list (Auto Remarketing)

Toyota Taking Reservations for Mirais in California Next Week (The Truth About Cars)

Why Americans are buying more SUVs, not family cars (USA Today)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Depreciation Slows in June, NADA Used Car Guide Reports (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Strong truck prices contribute to more ‘stable’ used-car depreciation (Auto Remarketing)

Wholesale Prices Fall 2.5 Percent, Still Up Over 2014 (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Drivers aren't ready to give up control just yet (CNBC)

Gas prices explode in Southern California (USA Today)

Setting the record straight on five common green car misconceptions (LA Times)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Steve McQueen's 1976 Porsche Turbo Carrera Is Up For Auction At Monterey (Forbes)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Chrysler, Kia airbags from supplier ARC being probed by U.S. (Automotive News)

Ford fixing 30,000 Edge crossovers to stop leaks (USA Today)

Takata Will Not Offer Upfront Compensation to Airbag Victims (Ratchet and Wrench)

Toyota recalls 625,000 hybrid cars globally for software glitch (Reuters)

-General Business & Executive News-

Auto Industry ISAC Created To Share Cyber Threat Information (DrivingSales)

Can Facebook Turn Its Users Into Shoppers? (Forbes)

First FAA-Approved Drone Delivery in U.S. is Successful (PC Mag)

GM Involved In Confederate Flag Controversy Via Kid Rock (DrivingSales)

Honda's finance arm paying out for discrimination (CNBC)

Injuries in Google self-driving car accident (CNN Money)

Millennial Marketing Tips From 4 of the World's Biggest Digital Platforms (Ad Week)

NADA Files Request to Make CFPB Memo Public (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Uber tops taxi use for business travelers, new report shows (autoblog)

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