Top Automotive Industry News for Week of March 13 - March 19, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week March 13, 2017 - March 19, 2017.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Auto industry diverges on timeline for self-driving cars (Automotive News)

Automakers cheer Trump's review of fuel economy rules (USA Today)

Exotic Cars Dominate In Geneva As Affordable Ones Go Missing (Forbes)

FCA CEO: 'zero interest' in pursuing merger talks with VW CEO (Reuters)

Former Volkswagen chairman Piech in talks to sell Porsche SE stake (Reuters)

German prosecutors search Volkswagen law firm that probed emissions scandal (USA Today)

GM Adding 220 Jobs, Saving Another 680 in Michigan (The Detroit Bureau)

Honda takes a gamble on electric (The Detroit News)

Intel CEO: We'll see self-driving cars by 2024 (CNBC)

Major Management Changes Coming at Nissan (The Detroit Bureau)

Mobility, tech could fill Trump’s U.S. jobs push (The Detroit News)

Lucid Air to Start at $60,000; Fancier Version to Top $100K (Car & Driver)

Nvidia And Bosch Teaming Up To Make Computer Brains For Automated Cars (Forbes)

Porsche invests in tech services to offset possible sales decline (Reuters)

Report: BMW Plans Self-Driving Car by 2021 (

Tesla raises up to $1.4 billion to help build Model 3 electric vehicle (USA Today)

Trump orders review of fuel economy rules (USA Today)

VW Open To Fiat Chrysler Merger (Forbes)

Wireless electric cars about to hit the road (The Detroit News)

With Weaker Fuel Economy Standards, Everyone Loses, Including U.S. Automakers (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

Buick, Lexus return to top spots in service satisfaction scorecard (Automotive News)

Car lenders are using remote shut-off to collect delinquent payments (Boston Globe)

CUDL Holds Onto No. 2 Spot in Auto Finance Rankings (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Hard Facts: How to Improve the Customer Experience [VIDEO] (Digital Dealer)

Mercedes says recall won't hurt U.S. sales (Automotive News)

NADA asks for participation in workforce study (Auto Remarketing)

New Car Deals to be Had Despite Strong US Auto Sales (The Detroit Bureau)

PERQ: Decluttered Dealer Sites Perform Best (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Steve Lind: How is online car buying changing with technology? (CBT News)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Black Book Creates Vehicle Retention Index (Vehicle Remarketing)

Cars Outperform Trucks, Luxury Cars Continue to Falter (Vehicle Remarketing)

February auction volume climbs 1% (Auto Remarketing)

Lane watch: Prices soften for luxury units (Auto Remarketing)

Why February prices fell for just 2nd time in 20 years (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

How Many Cars Does the Average American Own? (

The Cheapest And Costliest Cars And Trucks To Maintain And Repair (Forbes)

What lower gas-mileage standards would mean for car and gas prices (USA Today)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

One of the First Mustangs Ever Built Is Heading to Auction (Road & Track)

Syrian Enthusiast's 30-Car Collection Destroyed In Civil War (Jalopnik)

-Automotive Servicing News-

AutoLoop: Dealers Lose $380K in Millennial Service Revenue (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Hyundai recalls 978K cars; seat belts can come loose (The Detroit News)

Ford Tests “Smart” Service Kiosk (Kelley Blue Book)

Tesla Owners Waiting Months For Repaired Cars (DrivingSales)

-General Business & Executive News-

Auto Advertising Report: CarGurus has leapfrogged and to become traffic leader (Yahoo News)

CARB, EPA on Track for Emission Showdown (The Detroit Bureau)

Intel buys Mobileye in $15.3B deal, moves its automotive unit to Israel (TechCrunch)

Google’s fight with Uber over self-driving cars is heating up (TechCrunch)

Penske Automotive Group Donates More Than $1 Million to Paralyzed Veterans of America (PR Newswire)

LeEco sells off land in Silicon Valley to help pay debts (autoblog)

Report: Google Continues To Dominate U.S. Search Ad Revenues (DrivingSales)

The California-U.S. brawl over auto emissions has begun (LA Times)

TrueCar shares road map: Part I (Auto Remarketing)

TrueCar shares road map: Part II (Auto Remarketing)

Trump addresses auto industry crowd (The Detroit News)

Trump and the Auto Industry (

Uber's autonomous fleet can't make it a mile without a human taking over (autoblog)

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