Top Automotive Industry News for Week of June 12 - June 18, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week June 12, 2017 - June 18, 2017.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Audi Plans Full Range of Distinct EV Models (Car & Driver)

Chinese Tesla rival is planning to launch a $7,800 ‘ultra-compact’ electric car in 2018 with changeable batteries (CNBC)

Electric bus maker lands investment from BMW (USA Today)

Fiat Chrysler CEO says 2018 targets unaffected by diesel woes (Reuters)

Ford's new CEO plans action blitz in first 100 days (USA Today)

GM extending summer factory shutdown as car sales slow (CNBC)

GM extends downtime at 2 car plants to trim inventory (The Detroit News)

GM says it's ready to mass produce self-driving cars (USA Today)

Renault-Nissan's Ghosn Asserts Leadership In EVs, And The Auto Industry (Forbes)

Tesla's Model X electric SUV earns top safety marks (USA Today)

Tesla's stock is up 75% this year. That's not a typo (CNN Money)

Tests find that most midsize SUVs' headlights are unsafe (CNBC)

The Road From High-Octane To High-Tech Is Dangerous. Father Of 'Tesla-Beater' Jaguar Says Why (Forbes)

Top NY financial regulator subpoenas Fiat Chrysler, Santander for docs related to 'defeat devices' (CNBC)

VW brand CEO sees new models driving profit and sales (Reuters)

VW told by California legislators to build EV charging stations in poor areas (Automotive News)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Are the roads ready for self-driving cars? (USA Today)

Automakers Want Free Hand to Test Autonomous Vehicles – But GOP Might Cut Out Federal, State Safety Regulators (The Detroit Bureau)

Cook says Apple is focusing on self-driving car system (The Detroit News)

Envisioning the Car of the Future as a Living Room on Wheels (The New York Times)

Honda Aims for a Fully Self-Driving Vehicle by 2025 (Car & Driver)

General Motors completes production on a test fleet of 130 self-driving Chevy Bolt cars (CNBC)

In The Race Toward Self-Driving Cars, GM Has Something Apple And Google's Waymo Lack: A Car (Forbes)

Tech firms and carmakers should be liable if a driverless car hits a person, says top auto exec (CNBC)

The Race To Monetize Vehicle Data Gets More Crowded as BMW Hooks Up With IBM (Forbes)

U.S. pressed to regulate self-driving cars (The Detroit News)

U.S. states could not set self-driving car rules under Republican plan (Automotive News)

Waymo Puts Firefly out to Autonomous Automotive Pasture (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Retail News-

Auto loan delinquencies rise as drivers splurge on pricey cars (CNBC)

Dealers Vote F&I Express No. 1 in F&I Technology for Second Straight Year (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Fletcher Jones Adds AutoGravity Inventory App (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Hackers Target Dealer Social Media Posts (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Kia notches another CPO record (Auto Remarketing)

New Study Reveals Shift Toward Used (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Top-Selling Cars And SUVs Remain Affordable, But Truck Costs Are Skyrocketing (Forbes)

WardsAuto: A Formula for Dealership Success Despite Shrinking Margins (CBT News)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

AutoBuy Upends Traditional Auto Remarketing (Driving Sales)

KAR’s new analysis again shows ‘significant price softening’ (Auto Remarketing)

Used Fleet Lease Vehicle Prices Fall in May (Vehicle Remarketing)

Used Pickups See Weekly Values Rise (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

3 reasons to kick the tires on your auto expenses this summer (CNBC)

Albuquerque Is Nation's New Car-Theft Capital (

Software locks your phone while behind the wheel (The Detroit News)

U.S. Gas Prices Continue to Slide (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

TEN: The Enthusiast Network Announces Relaunch of AUTOMOBILE (PR Newswire)

The Latest Flying Car Concepts Seems - Dare We Say It – Serious (wired)

Who wins: Fast car, slow driver or slow car, fast driver? (AutoWeek)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Dodge minivans recalled; air bag can inflate unexpectedly (CNBC)

Inadvertent air bag deployment triggers Fiat Chrysler minivan recall (USA Today)

Toyota Tacoma recall will replace potentially faulty crankshaft timing sensors. (egmCarTech)

-General Business & Executive News-

Air bag maker Takata to file for bankruptcy this month: sources (Reuters)

Fed Reserve Approves Second Rate Hike This Year (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Slowing Auto Industry Threatening to Drag Down U.S. Economy (The Detroit Bureau)

Tech Brands and Ride Sharing Could Worsen New-Car Sales Hangover (Car & Driver)

Uber CEO to Take Leave, Have Diminished Role After Scandals (Bloomberg)

Verizon now officially owns Yahoo, Marissa Mayer resigns (The Verge)

What's up with the U.S. economy, anyway? (CBS News)

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