Top Automotive Industry News for Week of July 18 - July 24, 2016

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week July 18, 2016 - July 24, 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)

BMW Delaying Launch of 2017 U.S. Diesels (The Detroit Bureau)

BMW halts delivery of several M cars for rear differential problem (autoblog)

BMW is 'watching the pickup space closely' (autoblog)

Daimler AG, Ferrari selling some new vehicles with faulty air bags: U.S. Senate report (Reuters)

Elon Musk Indicates Changes Coming For Tesla Autopilot (Forbes)

Feds applaud automakers on fuel economy standards (LA Times)

Feds: Tesla crashes won’t slow self-driving push (The Detroit News)

Fire damages Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly plant (The Detroit News)

Ford teams up with Jose Cuervo (USA Today)

General Motors Taking “Step Back” in Push to Autonomous Driving (The Detroit Bureau)

GM likely earned more in Q2, but will outlook change? (Detroit Free Press)

How $600 In Auto Safety Features Could Save Up To $202 Billion In Crash Costs (Forbes)

Mazda faces a huge challenge keeping customers (USA Today)

Safety 'shenanigans' must be addressed, Nader says (Automotive News)

Scandal costs grow but Volkswagen stock jumps (USA Today)

Tesla Plans Autonomous Ride-Sharing, New Models

The Apple car’s ship date target has slipped to 2021, report claims (The Verge)

U.S. Regulators Seem To Soften On Fuel Economy Requirements -- Or Did They? (Forbes)

Volkswagen promises U.S. dealers restitution within a month: WSJ (Reuters)

Volkswagen's Audi plans electric car push to put heat on Tesla (Reuters)

Volvo Cars Plans a Self-Driving Auto by 2021 (Bloomberg)

VW boss Matthias Müller told of diesel emissions issue in 2006, says lawsuit (CNBC)

VW reports H1 operating profit of 7.5 billlion euros (CNBC)

VW will slowly back away from diesels (Autoweek)

Why GM's record earnings will be tough to repeat (Detroit Free Press)

-Automotive Retail News-

Charcoal or gas? Buy or lease? Topic of CPO leasing heating up (Auto Remarketing)

Feds Investigating FCA for Inflating Sales, Automaker Confirms (Auto Dealer Monthly)

J.D. Power: Shopping Tools on OEM Websites Improves Customer Satisfaction (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Jumpstart Automotive Partners With Autolist.com (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Lexus No-Haggle Pricing Sends Some Buyers Fleeing, But Most Stay (Bloomberg)

Lincoln opens brand experience center in California (The Detroit News)

Modern Communication: What Your Customers Want (Digital Dealer)

Self-Driving Cars Won't Kill Demand For New Automobiles (Forbes)

Used Car Buyers Charged Up about EVs and Hybrids (The Detroit Bureau)

Why is Wall Street turning out more car loans? (CBT News)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Car and Truck Depreciation Remains Stagnant (Vehicle Remarketing)

How 3 wholesale trends could shape year’s second half (Auto Remarketing)

Prices move at ‘normal rate’; dealer attendance sags (Auto Remarketing)

Vehicle volume still pumps through auction lanes (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Auto Insurance Rates Rising (FOX Business)

This is the most dangerous time for drivers, expert says (CNBC)

Traffic Deaths Highest in Lenient States (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Italian billionaire loves American classic cars (USA Today)

The Six Least Popular Video Game-Themed Cars From Past Comic-Cons (Jalopnik)

-Automotive Servicing News-

FCA recalling 410,000 vehicles for software, wiring issues (Automotive News)

GM recalls about 308K Impalas for air bags (Detroit Free Press)

Honda audit finds Takata manipulated air-bag test data (The Detroit News)

Vehicle advancements can trigger more calls for roadside help, AAA says (Automotive News)

-General Business & Executive News-

Automakers Can’t Sacrifice Safety in Rush to Autonomous Driving, Warns Transportation (The Detroit Bureau)

Beepi Study Finds The Majority Of Americans Dislike Traditional Car Buying Experience (DrivingSales)

Developers of Michigan self-driving car project to buy more than 300 acres (Automotive News)

Elon Musk reveals Tesla’s master plan (TechCrunch)

Future Car Tech Poses Significant Threat to Auto Insurers (Fortune)

SoftBank Is Designing An Emotional Car To Make Your Drives Home Less Lonely (Fortune)

The Transformation Of The Automobile 2016 (Business Insider)

Three U.S. states plan lawsuits over Volkswagen diesel pollution (CNBC)

Why Private Equity Likes Automotive Retail (The Banks Report)

Why Verizon wants to buy an ailing Yahoo (The Washington Post)

Why Virtual Reality is Auto Marketing's 'Sleeping Giant' (AdAge)

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