Top Automotive Industry News for Week of July 16 - July 22, 2018

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week July 16, 2018 - July 22, 2018.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

All BMW M Models to Be Electric By 2030 (The Detroit Bureau)

Auto Industry Will Squawk Loud And Long, In Auto Tariff Hearings This Week (Forbes)

Carmakers Hit With Massive Data Breach (The Detroit News)

Colorado Joins California In The Fight For Cleaner Cars (Wired)

EU will reportedly talk with Trump to reduce auto tariffs, GM rises (CNBC)

FCA picks Mike Manley, head of Jeep, Ram, to replace Marchionne (The Detroit News)

Trump Tariffs Could Complicate PSA’s U.S. Market Return (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Alternative To Lidar? Startup Light Raises $121M From SoftBank, Leica To Expand To Self-Driving Cars (Forbes)

Apple And Zoox Show How Stealth And Learning Are In Tension On Self-Driving Cars (Forbes)

As Tesla makes plans in China, this $4-billion competitor is gearing up there (LA Times)

Aston Martin's flying car concept is fit for James Bond (USA Today)

Lawmakers worry about rise in drugged driving (CNBC)

PSA Groupe to Expand Free2Move Service in the United States (The Drive)

Uber Is Target of Federal Sex Discrimination Inquiry (The New York Times)

-Automotive Retail News-

Buyers worry they’ll lose tax credit waiting for Tesla (The Detroit News)

Dealer lots see mobile shopper uptick (Auto Remarketing)

HyreCar and DriveItAway partner to present dealers with mobility as a service option (Auto Remarketing)

Hyundai sets up showroom on Amazon (Reuters)

Key to improving metro Detroit car dealerships? Women (Detroit Free Press)

Lithia hires first chief tech and innovation officer (Auto Remarketing)

Nissan Leaf is Europe's best-selling EV (autoblog)

Over 80% CarMax customers show no brand loyalty; loyal customers want Lexus, SUV models (Auto Remarketing)

Penske to Install Reynolds docuPAD in All Stores (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Smoke: Off-lease peak now likely to happen in 2019 (Auto Remarketing)

Tariffs on car imports could raise prices by nearly $7,000 (CBS News)

Women Feel Misunderstood By Auto Brands (MediaPost)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Dealers continue to face wholesale challenge of finding clean, affordable units (Auto Remarketing)

J.D. Power: Wholesale Prices Decline in June (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Manheim Sees Record-Level Digital Adoption in First Half (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Small Vehicles Keeping Weekly Wholesale Values Stable (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Volkswagen scandal: Time running out for diesel car owners to cash in on $10B deal (USA Today)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

“Click” & “Clack” Join the Auto Hall of Fame (The Detroit Bureau)

James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 from ‘Goldfinger’ may have been found (Digital Trends)

Well, duh: Surveys find Americans love American classic cars (Fox News)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Ford recalls 550K vehicles for roll-away issue (The Detroit News)

Ford to pay $299M to drivers with faulty air bags (The Detroit News)

-General Business & Executive News-

AutoGravity Names New CEO, CTO (Auto Dealer Monthly)

AutoZone, O'Reilly fend off Amazon and Walmart in battle over auto parts market ... for now (CNBC) and The Washington Post Agree to Immediate Conversion of Affiliate Market (PR Newswire)

CDK adds KBB Trusted Advisor to partner program (Auto Remarketing)

CDK Global to Acquire ELEAD1ONE (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Dent Wizard acquires auto reconditioning, wheel repair business (Auto Remarketing)

Detroit Auto Show Officially Moves To June in 2020 (CNET)

Here's How Trump Tariffs Could Boost Auto Repair Costs, Insurance Rates, And Even Car Thefts (Forbes)

Mark Wahlberg To Open Chevrolet Dealership With Michigan Dealer Jay Feldman (PR Newswire)

Strong retail sales report suggests robust economic growth in the second quarter (CNBC)

U.S. tariffs may raise cost of insurance, parts, drive up auto thefts (Reuters)

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