Top Automotive Industry News for Week of July 7 - July 13, 2014

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of July 7 – July 13, 2014.

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

- Automotive Manufacturing News –

Audi plans aggressive series of plug-in hybrid launches (Automotive News)

Auto-Autonomy: Cars Are Racing Toward Disruption (re/code)

Batteries battle fuel cells, leaving plug-in hybrids to prosper (The Detroit News)

Benz, BMW team up on wireless EV charging (MSN Autos)

BMW has best-ever first half with more than a million sales (The Detroit News)

BMWs Made in America Surge as Biggest Auto Export (Bloomberg)

Cadillac stuck in neutral while luxury autos zoom (CNBC)

Car maker Tesla sued in China for trademark infringement (CNBC)

Fiat May Stumble, But Maserati Has Its Foot To The Floor (Forbes)

GM Recall Blitz May Be Winding Down (The Detroit Bureau)

Hyundai's New Car Could Save You A Speeding Ticket (Business Insider)

Jaguar Land Rover projects driving data directly on the windshield (engadget)

Mercedes Takes Rare Backseat to Audi in Race for U.S. Youth (Bloomberg)

Nissan appears ready to crush the Cube (USA Today)

Split in half: Two Tesla crashes bolster safety claims (USA Today)

Subaru struggles to satisfy customers (Automotive News)

- Automotive Retail News –

2 senators want probe of delays in rail deliveries to dealerships (Automotive News)

Audi joins Mercedes in narrowing BMW's global luxury lead (Automotive News)

BMW brand auto sales up 7.3 percent in June on China, U.S. (Chicago Tribune)

Consumers continue to spend more for new cars (Consumer Affairs)

Core buyers are aging, so Lexus courts youth with new, bolder products (Automotive News)

Dealers Face Rising Compliance Costs & Challenges (Auto Remarketing)

Good Times for Auto Industry Coming to an End (The Detroit Bureau)

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Sales Soften, NADA Reports (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Luxury Rolls-Royce car sales soar worldwide (USA Today)

Nissan offering two years of free EV charging (MSN Autos)

Opportunity for new sales is silver lining in GM recall (The Detroit News)

Riding On China Growth, Jaguar Land Rover Could Reach One Million Annual Sales By 2020 (Forbes)

Sales of the World’s Most Expensive Automobiles Running at Record Pace (The Detroit Bureau)

Small SUVs claiming a larger slice of market (The Detroit News)

- Automotive Wholesale News –

Gas Stability Likely to Push Hybrid Depreciation Higher (Auto Remarketing)

Off-Lease Volume to Get Boost in Second Half (Auto Remarketing)

Retail demand, favorable credit keep wholesale used-vehicle prices high (Automotive News)

Top Factor Driving Q2 Auction Price Spike (Auto Remarketing)

- Automotive Ownership News –

AAA: Gas-Price Relief Likely Short-Lived (KickingTires)

Auto insurance satisfaction at all-time high: report (Insurance Business America)

Consumers Not Just Choosing Vehicles Online, But Paying Online, Too (Auto Remarketing)

Death in Hot Cars: Why Can't the Automakers Prevent the Danger? (NBC News)

- Automotive Enthusiast News –

Customizer Saleen to revamp Tesla's Model S (USA Today)

Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld car shows go head to head for Emmy (Los Angeles Times)

Rare Porsche and Ferrari racers for sale (TopGear)

- Automotive Servicing News –

Chrysler recalls 895,000 SUVs due to potential fire hazard (MSN Autos)

Ford recalls 100,000 vehicles (CNN Money)

GM’s Rusting Brake Lines Don’t Make Cut in Record Recalls (Bloomberg)

Honda expands recall by up to 1 million cars (USA Today)

NHTSA Investigating Potential Flaw in up to 500,000 Ford Vehicles (The Wall Street Journal)

ZF-TRW combination could spark more supplier deals (Automotive News)

- General Business & Executive News –

Amazon to FAA: Let us fly our drones (CNN Money)

Auto Makers Introduce China to the Car Loan (WSJ)

Box Picks Up $150M More As It Waits For Favorable IPO Winds (TechCrunch)

Can Bigger Overhead Bins Ease the Carry-On Bag Blitz? (Businessweek)

Consumer View of U.S. Economy Highest Since Early 2008 (Bloomberg)

Dan Gilbert tells how he and LeBron James mended fences (USA Today)

Dealer United Selects Trilogy SmartLeads as Lead Provider (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Elon Musk's Futuristic Spaceport Is Coming to Texas (Businessweek)

Google Founders Talk About Ending the 40-Hour Work Week (Mashable)

GM Names Infiniti CEO De Nysschen President of Cadillac (Bloomberg)

Lab produces car using 3-D printing (USA Today)

Pilot Orders Pizza for Passengers Stuck on Plane (NBC News)

TSA thinks phones and laptops with dead batteries might be bombs (ConsumerAffairs)

Wall Street Payouts Over Mortgage Crisis Top $100 Billion (TIME)

Wal-Mart Faces Morgan Negligence Suit Over Turnpike Crash (Bloomberg)

Why cars remain so appealing even in cities with decent public transit (The Washington Post)

Why More Brands Are Buying Digital Ads In-House (MediaPost)

Zappos just abolished bosses. Inside tech's latest management craze. (Vox)

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