Top Automotive Industry News for Week of July 20 - July 26, 2015

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of July 20, 2015 - July 26, 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-

Apple Wanted To Use BMW i3 As Basis For Its Own Electric Car (Green Car Reports)

Big Vehicles Power Surge in GM’s Profit (Nasdaq)

Chrysler facing fine up to $105 million for mishandling recalls (CNN Money)

Ford bets US consumers will snap up high-end pickup trucks (CNBC)

Ford Building on Bright Idea: Moving Headlights (The Detroit Bureau)

FTC probes GM over possible CPO sales without recall fixes (Automotive News)

Get Ready for a Jaguar You Might Actually Afford (Time)

GM opens $14M active-safety test area in Milford (Detroit News)

GM patents tech for taking driver personalization settings from car to car (autoblog)

GM Shaking Off Skeptics With Strong Q2 Performance Around The World (Forbes)

Honda unveils Accord with CarPlay and Android Auto (USA Today)

Hyundai Blames Lower Incentives, Declining Segment for Sonata Drop (Ward’s Auto)

Hyundai Prius-fighting hybrid spied wearing new camo (autoblog)

Italian luxury sportscar maker Ferrari files for US IPO (CNBC)

J.D. Power APEAL study shows growing interest in safety features (Auto Remarketing)

Mitsubishi to stop making cars in U.S., sell plant (USA Today)

New Hyundai Tucson hops into hot compact SUV segment (Detroit News)

Porsche Purists Won’t Be Happy With the New Turbo 911
 (WIRED)

Report: Detroit's Big 3 automakers drive U.S. economy (USA Today)

Self-driving Cars Just Got A Huge Endorsement (Time)

Toyota’s New Trucks Will Come With a GoPro Mount (Time)

Toyota On Mirai Vs. Tesla: Battery Electric Vehicles Have 'Fundamental' Physics Problem (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

5 Things Every Dealer Should Do with Their Websites that Most Aren't Doing Today (Driving Sales)

Ally Renews Exclusive Sponsorship of TIME Dealer of the Year (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Asbury Sees 15% spike in used retail revenue (Auto Remarketing)

AutoNation Builds Up its Own Virtual Showroom (FOX Business)

Buick Has The Right Idea With Blissful 24-Hour Test Drive (Forbes)

Department of Defense Issues Final Military Lending Act Rule (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Ford Road Tests Car Sharing (Time)

Group 1 profit up 20% on record revenue (Automotive News)

How Auto Marketers Can Take Advantage of Relevant Moments (Ad Age)

Is your sales process turning car shoppers into car buyers? (CBT News)

Millennials Prefer Leasing, Edmunds Finds (Auto Dealer Monthly)

More evidence of consumer rebound via subprime loans (Auto Remarketing)

Which consumer segment is most interested in CPO (CBT News)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Car values continue to drop as trucks hold steady (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Americans Could Save Money by Shopping for Auto Insurance (The Detroit Bureau)

Bad roads cost car owners billions: Report (CNBC)

Is your car vulnerable to hackers? (USA Today)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Chris Pratt's Jurassic World motorcycle set for auction (autoblog)

Inside the Fake Town Built Just for Self-Driving Cars (WIRED)

Steve McQueen's last Porsche headed for auction (autoblog)

You Can Snag This One-of-a-Kind Ferrari for Just $14M (WIRED)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4 million vehicles to block hacking (Detroit Free Press)

Ford recalls Explorer, Flex, Taurus for parking brakes (autoblog)

-General Business & Executive News-

Apple car hints: Company hires Chrysler executive, robotic car expert (LA Times)

BMW, Audi, Mercedes near deal to buy Nokia maps unit (Automotive News)

Falling gas prices not doing much for the economy (CNBC)

Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway, With Me in It (Wired)

Johnson Controls to spin off $22 billion auto division (Detroit Free Press)

Senate fails to pass law to hold auto execs accountable for safety defects (autoblog)

Senators introduce auto cyberhacking bill (The Detroit News)

Shares of TrueCar fall 28% after profit warning for second quarter and full year (Market Watch)

Sonic Cautious About CFPB, But Revs Up Hybrid Push (Auto Dealer Monthly)

The Cities Leading A U.S. Manufacturing Revival (Forbes)

Uber, Santander end car-loan partnership (Automotive News)

Vroom raises $54 million to make buying a used car less horrible (CNET)

With Ford Car Sharing Program Consumers Could Earn $500 Per Month (DrivingSales)

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