Top Automotive Industry News for Week of June 10 - June 16, 2019

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of June 10, 2019 - June 16, 2019.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Elon Musk suggests Tesla needs acquisition to complete insurance push (MarketWatch)

FCA-Renault deal revival hinges on Nissan backing, French role (Automotive News)

Fiat Chrysler sued over alleged Jeep Wrangler 'death wobble' (The Detroit News)

Fisker Announces a Sub-$40,000 Electric SUV, Coming in Late 2021 (Car and Driver)

Ford Begins Testing Autonomous Vehicles in Detroit (The Detroit Bureau)

Ford expands autonomous vehicle testing with a new self-driving prototype (CNBC)

Ford self-driving cars now rolling around downtown Detroit and Corktown (Detroit Free Press)

GM invests in Flint Assembly to boost heavy-duty pickup production (Detroit Free Press)

Hyundai backs Aurora to develop driverless systems for Kia and Hyundai models (CNBC)

Study Predicts Crossovers Will Suffer Same Fate As Passenger Cars (Forbes)

Tennessee Volkswagen plant rejects unionization (The Detroit News)

Tesla electric car demand is 'absolutely not' struggling, Elon Musk says amid investor concerns (USA Today)

Tesla pickup unveil coming this summer while Semi gets pushed back a year (autoblog)

Trump Criticizes GM Investment in China (The Detroit Bureau)

U.S. auto industry faces 30% drop by 2022, analyst predicts (The Detroit News)

U.S. denies Tesla, GM, Uber 25% Chinese tariff relief (Reuters)

While Wall Street obsesses over Tesla, one other auto stock is staging a quiet breakout (CNBC)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Awake at the wheel: Automakers tap VR to banish boredom in autonomous cars (autoblog)

Don’t Tell Lidar Foe Elon Musk But This Maker Of The Robo-Car Vision Tech Just Raised $170 Million (Forbes)

Florida law lets autonomous vehicles drive without humans (The Detroit News)

Huawei is reportedly working on self-driving cars (CNBC)

Why Having Chargers At Small-Town Walmarts Could Help Spur Electric Car Sales (Forbes)

Your Next Uber X Could Be an XC90 as Volvo Deploys New Self-Driving SUV (Cars)

-Automotive Retail News-

As new-car retailing slows, dealership buy/sell action rises in Q1 (Auto Remarketing)

CarMax to open more stores and make it easier for consumers to buy cars entirely online (Auto Remarketing)

Dealers can now post inventory directly on OfferUp through inventory, DMS & marketing providers (Auto Remarketing)

Edmunds Report Reveals Newer, Lower-Mileage Used Vehicles Inundating Dealer Lots (PR Newswire)

Looking for a Vehicle? The Used Car Lot May be Best Bet (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Lane watch: Auction is ‘simply not as active’ as 2 weeks ago (Auto Remarketing)

Wholesale Depreciation Continues to Rise Post Spring Market (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

These car features could prevent your next crash (USA Today)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Car Stuck in the Shop? The New Waiting Room Has Movies and Manicures (NY Times)

Ford recalls 1.2 million Explorer SUVs, 123,000 F-150 pickups over crash risk (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

Car Wars study forecasts tough times: burgeoning crossovers, dwindling profits (autoblog)

'Peak-car' worries are mounting and used-car sales are a potential 'red flag' (Business Insider)

Top 20 used-car lenders among independent dealers (Auto Remarketing)

Top 100 Used Car Dealers: Independent Edition (Auto Remarketing)

World Car Sales Will Fall More Than 4 Million In 2019; Report (Forbes)

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