Top Automotive Industry News for Week of June 9 - June 15, 2014

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of June 9 – June 15, 2014.

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

- Automotive Manufacturing News –

Auto industry gets serious about lighter materials (ABC News)

BMW, GoPro team up on in-car camera system (MSN Autos)

BMW, Tesla meet to discuss standardizing electric cars (The Chicago Tribune)

China Auto Sales Climb 13% Led by Foreign Carmakers (Bloomberg)

Chrysler 200 reborn: Carmaker readies marketing push (The Detroit News)

Ford, Honda New-Product Cycle Should Woo Buyers, Report (Bloomberg)

Ford lowers fuel ratings on hybrids and Fiesta, will reimburse customers (Detroit Free Press)

Incentive Spending Expected to Remain High Through Summer (Auto Remarketing)

Jag-Land Rover launches Special Operations unit (TopGear)

Production Version of Stunning Lexus LF-LC May Revive SC Badge (Car and Driver)

Tesla opens its EV patents to the world (KBB)

- Automotive Retail News –

2015 Ford Mustang configurator comes online (Left Lane)

Alfa Romeo roars back to U.S. at these 82 dealers (USA Today)

Asbury: Potential Reward of Q Auto Likely Worth Risk (Auto Remarketing)

BMW Holds Off Audi as Race for Luxury-Car Lead Tightens (Bloomberg)

Car Craze: Auto Debt Skyrocketing in America (Money News)

Crossovers drive May sales surprise (Automotive News)

How Dealers Are Adapting To "Online-Only" Car Shoppers (Aol Autos)

New mega-dealer: Oregon's Lithia buys N.J.'s DCH (USA Today)

Pro-Tesla Bill in Pennsylvania Draws Ire of Other Auto Makers (The Wall Street Journal)

Skyrocketing Jeep in the right place at the right time (Automotive News)

Toyota Prius Sales in Trouble (24/7 Wall St.)

Why the 72-month auto loan isn't causing jitters -- yet (Automotive News)

- Automotive Wholesale News –

5 'Rental-Heavy' Segments Leading 2013 MY Auction Volume (Auto Remarketing)

Auction Prices Continue to Slide in June (Auto Remarketing)

CPO Retail Demand Impacts Auction Lanes (Auto Remarketing)

Latest Vehicle Count at All-Time High; CPO Age Group to Grow (Auto Remarketing)

Market Strength Pushes NADA Used Price Index to Record High (Auto Remarketing)

May’s Manheim Index Shows 4.7% Price Rise (Auto Remarketing)

U.S. Car Population Surges As Sales Soar, While Scrappage Falls (Green Car Reports)

- Automotive Ownership News –

1 in 10 U.S. cars and trucks have been recalled (CNN Money)

10 American Cities With the Worst Traffic (TIME)

As Iraq fighting rages, gas prices climb (CBS News)

Average Vehicle Age Remains Steady at 11.4 Years (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Lyft Partners With Moovit As Car-Sharing Battle Continues (Forbes)

VW's distracted driving ad attracts 19M views on YouTube (Automotive News)

- Automotive Enthusiast News –

1911 Mercer Type 35R expected to fetch $3M in Monterey (Autoblog)

'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' returns next week (AUTOWEEK)

Road trip! Museums celebrate American car culture (Today)

- Automotive Servicing News –

Auto recalls becoming 'background noise' that owners ignore (Detroit Free Press)

GM CEO Barra: We will do 'right thing' for victims (Detroit Free Press)

GM recalls an additional 530,000 cars, including late model Camaros (Los Angeles Times)

Mitsubishi Motors Recalls 920,000 Vehicles Over Light Switches (Bloomberg)

NHTSA investigates 1.1 million vehicles for air bag problems (The Detroit News)

Toyota re-recalls 766,300 for Takata airbag shrapnel (USA Today)

- General Business & Executive News –

Apple Jacks The Headphone Port (NPR)

Detroit Automakers Pledge $26 Million to Help Save City’s Art (The New York Times)

Doner brings the Duke boys crashing back in ads for AutoTrader (Crain’s Detroit Business)

GoDaddy is going public (Fortune)

Google Embraces Docker, the Next Big Thing in Cloud Computing (Wired)

Honda Pouring Over $50 Million Ad Dollars Into New Music Platform, Honda Stage (Billboard)

May Bankruptcy Filings Drop by Double Digits (Auto Finance News)

May retail sales show economy still growing (MarketWatch)

Rise of the two-in-one hotel (CNN)

Starbucks Tackles Another Tech Problem With Phone-Charging Mats (Businessweek)

The internet is changing the definition of television (The Guardian)

The slow demise of the frequent-flier program (Washington Post)

Why Uber's $17 billion valuation is justified (CNBC)

World Cup 2014: Battle of the Brands (Engage)

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