Top Automotive Industry News for Week of July 6 - July 12, 2015

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of July 6, 2015 - July 12, 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-

BMW says no more manuals, M cars capped at 600 hp (autoblog)

BMWs That Can Buy Morning Coffee Tempt Apple, Google to Road (AdAge)

Car dashboards that act like smart phones raise safety issues (Reuters)

Carmakers tell tech partners to keep hands off our data (Automotive News)

Chevy Trash-Talks Ford's Aluminum Trucks in New Effort (AdAge)

Detroit's cars rule the heartland, but not the coasts (Detroit Free Press)

Ferrari worth over $11 billion, says Marchionne ahead of IPO (autoblog)

Ford moving two key models from Michigan to Mexico (USA Today)

GM shares sink below IPO price (CNBC)

Google expands self-driving testing to Texas (Detroit News)

Hyundai’s Apple Watch App Lets Drivers Control Features Hands-Free (Ratchet and Wrench)

Local Motors Set to Launch World’s First 3D Printed Car (The Detroit Bureau)

New VW Brand Chief Vows to Counter Car Industry’s Digital Rivals (Bloomberg)

Race between Google, automakers could determine how you experience driverless cars (FOX Business)

Remember the Hummer? GM is recalling it (USA Today)

Subaru’s 2015 Sales Already Surpass All of 2011 (The Truth About Cars)

Tesla declines for 2nd day after stock downgrade (Detroit News)

The Ford F-150 Is Getting Clobbered This Year (Time)

The Road Ahead: Toyota Tops Tesla, Boasting 312-Mile Range For Mirai (Forbes)

Union Talks With Auto Makers to Focus on Tiered Pay (WSJ)

Volvo Kills the Passenger Seat to Make Room for Baby (WIRED)

Who Will Fiat Chrysler Merge With? (Bloomberg)

Why Tesla’s Model 3 May Fail (Time)

-Automotive Retail News-

AutoNation Drops TrueCar Over Customer Data Dispute (DrivingSales)

Car Buyers Going Longer And Deeper In Debt (Forbes)

Compact SUVs Bolster June Depreciation, Small Cars Slump (Vehicle Remarketing)

Detroit's cars rule the heartland, but not the coasts (Detroit Free Press)

Edmunds Opens Registration for Used+ Program (Auto Dealer Monthly)

How to differentiate your dealership from the rest (CBT News)

June CPO sales top 212K, set new quarterly record (Auto Remarketing)

Key factors to consider when implementing new technology (CBT News)

Men Opting for Bright, Bold Paint Color, Women Prefer Safe Neutrals (The Detroit Bureau)

Mini, Lexus, BMW stores most-improved in responding to potential buyers (Automotive News)

Poor People Can Get Cars for Free in California Pilot Program (Time)

The Magic in Getting Online Reviews (DrivingSales)

This Auto Dealership Built A Pro-Millennial Customer Experience By Consulting 5 Key Service

Trends (Forbes)

Used car prices rise after four-month decline (USA Today)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Manheim Research Indicates Used Car Market Remains Solid (PRNewswire)

Refuting thoughts of possible 5% wholesale price drop (Auto Remarketing)

Smaller Cars, Domestics Depreciated Most in June, Black Book Reports (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Trucks see higher depreciation than cars for 1st time in months (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Ally to Offer APR, FICO Score and Secure Email for Auto Consumers (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Nearly half of kid's car seats installed incorrectly (USA Today)

Nissan expands free charging for Leaf electric cars (USA Today)

Oil plunges again, and gas prices will likely follow (CBSNews)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Red Bull and Aston Martin are working together on a supercar (autoblog)

The 10 greatest Ferraris of all time (Business Insider)

-Automotive Servicing News-

GM Issues Recall for Nearly 800,000 SUVs (Time)

Honda Recalls 4.5 Million More Vehicles Over Takata Airbags (NY Times)

Hyundai recalls 140,000 vehicles in North America over seat belt concerns (Reuters)

Land Rover recalls 65K SUVs for door latch problem (Detroit News)

Takata rejects U.S. senator's call for airbag victim fund (Automotive News)

Volvo Offers Lifetime Warranty on Replacement Parts (The Truth About Cars)

-General Business & Executive News-

65% of Millennials Don't Purchase by Mobile (MediaPost)

Automakers Wrestling with Qualcomm for Wireless Space (The Detroit Bureau)

Consulting Firm Estimates Car Connectivity Revenue Will Reach $200 Billion By 2020 (DrivingSales)

Cox to Resubmit Federal Filing for Proposed Dealertrack Acquisition (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Uber CEO Wants To Buy 500,000 Tesla Vehicles (DrivingSales)

Volkswagen to Sell Foldable Segway-Type Thing (Car and Driver)

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