Top Automotive Industry News for Week of June 22 - June 28, 2015

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of June 22, 2015 - June 28, 2015.

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

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Automakers Tackle the Massive Security Challenges of Connected Vehicles (Wall Street Journal)

Buick, GMC start adding Apple CarPlay, Android Auto (Automotive News)

Chevy Bolt testing meeting 200-mile range target (Detroit Free Press)

Chevrolet takes the top off Camaro (USA Today)

Ford continues autonomous tech development (autoblog)

Ford plans for a future with fewer car owners (Detroit Free Press)

Ford's Tepid Effort To Become A Mobility Player (Forbes)

GM pouring $245M into Orion plant for unspecified new model (autoblog)

GM's Chevy brand puts hopes for global growth on Cruze (Reuters)

GM to test Cisco technology for sharing road safety spectrum (Reuters)

Google's autonomous 'pod' cars hit the road (USA Today)

Ford unveils smart bike with pothole warnings and 'no sweat' mode (Mashable)

Honda restates earnings after airbag recall costs increase (Automotive News)

Lexus just unveiled what it calls a real, working hoverboard (Mashable)

Lotus Cars Relocating U.S. Headquarters to Michigan (Wardsauto)

McLaren posts record sales, profit (CNBC)

Redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee to be delayed a year (USA Today)

The Rebirth Of Fisker Automotive Begins In California (DrivingSales)

Toyota shows off renderings of new Texas headquarters (Automotive News)

Volkswagen supplier adding 500 jobs in Chattanooga (Detroit Free Press)

Why Don't Carmakers Kill Off Unpopular Models? (Bloomberg)

-Automotive Retail News-

Are buyers with subprime credit ratings causing the surge in sales? (CBT News)

Are smartphone shoppers as serious as desktop shoppers? (CBT News)

CarMax vs. CPO: The race for prime used inventory (Auto Remarketing)

June's used-car sales picture (Auto Remarketing)

KBB Raises 2015 Sales Forecast to 17.1 Million Units (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Marketing and Selling Cars to Millennials (DrivingSales)

Nationwide announces car-buying service (Columbus Dispatch)

NIADA to Include Carfax Pre-Owned Program (Ratchet and Wrench)

Shopper's chosen car not on lot? Many dealers go find it (Auto Remarketing)

Subprime auto sales bubble? Not so, say experts (CNBC)

Why Your Dealership Needs a Referral Program (Driving Sales)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Car auction price drop biggest in 52 weeks (Auto Remarketing)

Most Car Values Slide, Trucks Remain Steady (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

California’s Black License Plates Are Back In Production (Truth About Cars)

Car Thieves Love California (CNBC)

Is Your Car Among The 34 Million Affected By One Of The Largest And Most Complex Recalls in History? (Forbes)

The Future of Car Keys? Smartphone Apps, Maybe (NY Times)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

US-Qatari move to take over Formula One (CNBC)

WACKY THREE-WHEELERS GET MORE OLD-SCHOOL BY GOING ELECTRIC (WIRED)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Acura recalls 106,000 MDX SUVs; pulley can fall off (CNBC)

Feds probe power-brake failures in Ford F-150 pickups (USA Today)

Mitsubishi, Subaru recalling 600,000 U.S. vehicles (The Detroit News)

Takata CEO issues public apology, talks victim's compensation fund (autoblog)

-General Business & Executive News-

5 Lessons Honda Learned About Reaching Millennials With Music (AdWeek)

Connected Car Platform Automatic Raises $24 Million (TechCrunch)

Consumers Spend 85% Of Time On Smartphones In Apps, But Only 5 Apps See Heavy Use (TechCrunch)

Consumer Spending Sees Biggest Gain in Nearly Six Years (Mashable)

Facebook Tests Auto-Filling Marketing Forms With People's Profile Info (AdAge)

NFL Said to Be Close to Sponsorship Deal With Hyundai (Advertising Age)

Tennessee Titans' Home Field to Be Renamed Nissan Stadium (ABC News)

Two rival self-driving cars have close call in California (CNBC)

U.S. Consumer Spending Soars 0.9% in May (Nasdaq)

Will Uber Crack Under France Crackdown? (Forbes)

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