Top Automotive Industry News for Week of July 29 - August 4, 2019

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of July 29, 2019 - August 4, 2019.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

BMW Trimming Lineup To Meet Demands Of EV And Autonomous Cars (Forbes)

By cutting deals with California and Colorado, automakers sidestep Trump administration (CNBC)

Colorado Next State to Bypass Trump and Make Deal with Automakers (The Detroit Bureau)

Cornered Fed Announces First Rate Cut Since 2008 (Auto Dealer Today)

Ford's Robotics Acquisition Could Be Significant Piece Of The Mobility Puzzle (Forbes)

Former Audi boss charged in the VW diesel scandal that won’t die (CNBC)

General Motors Shuttering Another Plant (The Detroit Bureau)

GM Blows Through Forecasts With Q2 Earnings (The Detroit Bureau)

GM open to working with other automakers on development of EVs: CEO (Reuters)

GM profit up 1.6% for quarter, driven by truck sales in North America (Detroit Free Press)

Minivan sales keep falling, but experts say they’ll live on (The Detroit News)

Volkswagen nixes 6-year warranty: What it means for shoppers (USA Today)

-Automotive Evolution News-

A game changer is coming for electric car owners (CNN)

China’s Didi partners up with BP to build an electric vehicle-charging network (CNBC)

Consumer Confidence In Self-Driving And Electric Vehicles Needs Some Work (Forbes)

Cruise's Modified Strategy Marks A Mega Phase Shift In Self-Driving Car Industry (Forbes)

Halo Cars Expands To New York, Making Ride-Sharing More Profitable For Drivers, Safer For Passengers (Forbes)

Relax, experts say it’s at least a decade before you can buy a self-driving vehicle (CNBC)

Stalled self-driving car bill revived by U.S. Congress (autoblog)

-Automotive Retail News-

Auto Remains at Top of Consumer Complaints List (Auto Dealer Today)

Auto Scams Again Top The List Of Consumer Complaints – Here's The Worst Of Them (Forbes)

Foreign auto brands show hope for first 2019 sales gain (The Detroit News)

Honda, Acura add perks to CPO programs, extend some warranties (Auto Remarketing)

There Are Still Way Too Many 2018 Model Year Cars Stuck On Dealer Lots (Jalopnik)

These companies are buying thousands of American cars made by Ford, GM, Fiat Chrysler (USA Today)

U.S. Auto Sales Hold Steady in July (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Black Book notices trend not seen in 14 years (Auto Remarketing)

Wholesale Vehicle Market Remains Stable (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Auto theft rises in the summer. Here's how to prevent your car from getting stolen (USA Today)

Most-stolen cars in America (autoblog)

-Automotive Servicing News-

About 200K Nissan Altima cars need suspensions fixed as NHTSA continues investigation (USA Today)

Ford Focus, Fiesta owners deal with transmission repair nightmare (Detroit Free Press)

-General Business & Executive News-

Auto Industry Analysts React To The Fed Rate Cut: Meh (Forbes)

Blinker lands $10M investment (Auto Finance News)

Citing Bloat, Uber Lays Off 1/3 Of Marketing Staff (MediaPost)

Getting under the hood of Amazon’s auto ambitions (Reuters)

Thoma Bravo to Acquire J.D. Power (PR Newswire)

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