Top Automotive Industry News for Week of June 6 - June 12, 2016

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week June 6, 2016 - June 12, 2016.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

A Look At This Week’s Top OEM Headlines (CBT News)

Chevrolet Pokes Holes, Literally, In Ford F 150's Aluminum Pickup Bed In New TV Spot (Forbes)

Driverless vehicle rules split automakers (The Detroit News)

Elon Musk: Tesla not weighing second battery supplier (USA Today)

Ford eyes China for Lincoln production (Detroit Free Press)

Ford, Fiat Chrysler pivot to more SUVs, fewer small cars (Reuters)

GM CEO Mary Barra picks profits over market share (USA Today)

GM CEO says keep steering wheels, brake pedals in self-driving cars (Reuters)

How Auto Companies Are Making Their Cars Lighter (The Wall Street Journal)

How safe is safe enough for self-driving cars? It's a moving target (Detroit Free Press)

Hyundai becomes ambitious about complete eco-car slate (USA Today)

Mitsubishi Outlander hacked through in-car WiFi (USA Today)

Nissan's Infiniti looks to offer highway self-driving on new models (Reuters)

Suzuki patriarch steps down from CEO post as mileage test storm grows (Reuters)

Tesla CEO says working exclusively with Panasonic for Model 3 battery (CNBC)

Tesla on track with production goals, Pacific Crest says (MarketWatch)

Tesla, NHTSA come to terms over NDA (USA Today)

Toyota retains title as most valuable car brand, Tesla enters top 10 (Automotive News)

-Automotive Retail News-

71% of dealers see used sales rise in April (Auto Remarketing)

At car dealers, certified pre-owned is the new used (USA Today)

Auto Industry Tries to Get Buyers Excited Amid Disappointing Sales (NBC News)

BMW wins LAPD electric car contract, beating Tesla (LA Times)

Cadillac puts final touches on retail overhaul (Automotive News)

CPO sales at record daily rate, past 1 million mark for year (Auto Remarketing)

Learn how one CEO is interested in moving cars off the lot to online (CBT News)

Loan co-signers often get burned by the experience (CNBC)

New Study Reveals Leading Language Car Dealers Use to Close Deals (PR Newswire)

Study: Autonomous car sales to reach 21 million by 2035 (The Detroit News)

This Brand Will Start Using Virtual Reality to Sell Cars (Fortune)

Used Retail Prices, Sales Increase in May (Vehicle Remarketing)

Volkswagen's Czech Brand Skoda Could Begin Selling Cars in the U.S. (Road & Track)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Silver lining, touch of grey to used-car price change (Auto Remarketing)

Used Vehicle Depreciation Dips in May (Vehicle Remarketing)

Wholesale prices settling into summertime pattern (Auto Remarketing)

Wholesale Prices Rise Again in May, Manheim Reports (Auto Dealer Monthly)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Buckle up: ​Car insurance rates are set to soar (CBS News)

Car thieves love L.A.: California leads the nation (again) in auto thefts (LA Times)

Gas prices jump 6 cents over past 2 weeks, averages $2.37 (CNBC)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

First Owner Takes Delivery of VLF Destino, World’s Fastest Four-Door (The Detroit Bureau)

The Vintage Audi That Collectors Want, But Can’t Have (Bloomberg)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Many Lexus navigation systems bricked by over-the-air software update (The Verge)

-General Business & Executive News-

America's gas stations are running out of time (Business Insider)

Anonymous bidder pays $3.46 million for Warren Buffett lunch (Reuters)

Feds to release new autonomous car guidelines in July (The Detroit News)

Fiat seeking autonomous partnerships with Uber and Amazon (autoblog)

Hertz to separate into 2 publicly traded companies on July 1 (MarketWatch)

Investment opportunities in the autonomous vehicle space (TechCrunch)

Is Google’s Larry Page Secretly Funding Development Of Flying Cars? (DrivingSales)

Startups aim to disrupt the auto club (Yahoo Finance)

Uber is gearing up to upend the auto loan market (CNBC)

Uber riders can now schedule trips up to 30 days in advance (CNBC)

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