Top Automotive Industry News for Week of March 25 - March 31, 2019

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of March 25, 2019 - March 31, 2019.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

10 years after bailouts: How GM and Chrysler have transformed since near-death experience (USA Today)

Auto Makers Are Improving Operations With Help From Industrial IoT (Forbes)

Chevy Won't Be Cutting Bolt Prices As Its EV Tax Credits Begin To Phase Out (Forbes)

China threatens to sideline U.S. automakers in booming EV tech (Detroit Free Press)

Daimler takes majority stake in US robotics firm as it targets autonomous truck market (CNBC)

Death toll from Takata air bag inflators rises to at least 24 (LA Times)

Fiat Chrysler to cut shift, 1,500 jobs at Canadian minivan plant (CNBC)

Ford Shutting Down Passenger Car Operations in Russia (The Detroit Bureau)

General Motors Sells South Korean Plant to EV Maker (The Detroit Bureau)

Global automakers are lining up to buy Fiat Chrysler. Here's why (CNBC)

GM could make more than $1 billion from its big stake in Lyft (Detroit Free Press)

Nissan executives allegedly orchestrated Carlos Ghosn's arrest to kill merger with Renault (CNBC)

Nissan reportedly paid to send Carlos Ghosn's four children to Stanford University (CNBC)

Tesla, SEC Set to Engage in Legal Battle Royal Over Tweet (The Detroit Bureau)

The numbers don't lie: Michigan's still the auto industry leader (Detroit Free Press)

Volkswagen chooses Amazon's cloud service to help it build cars (CNBC)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Eyes on the Road! (Your Car Is Watching) (The New York Times)

The Automotive Sector Hits Speed Bump On Road To Transition (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

CarGurus Survey Finds Brand and Category Loyalty Decreasing Among Pickup Truck Owners (PR Newswire)

CarMax's stock jumps after profit beats expectations, while sales come up shy (MarketWatch)

Carvana opens Indy inspection center; expands in Pittsburgh (Auto Remarketing)

Cox Predicts 7% Drop in March Sales (Auto Dealer Today)

For dealer groups, used-vehicle sales to the rescue (Auto Remarketing)

Lithia & Shift add data-sharing to their collaboration (Auto Remarketing)

March U.S. Auto Sales Expected To Decline Amid Laundry List Of Obstacles (Forbes)

Sonic expects new-car volatility but has big hopes for its stand-alone used-car operations (Auto Remarketing)

TrueCar’s ALG Forecasts New Car Auto Sales to Hit 17M SAAR for First Time in 2019 While Automakers Continue to Pull Back on Incentive Spend (Globe Newswire)

US auto sales are falling as prices for new vehicles jump to highest ever (CNBC)

What the Fed's Flat Interest Rates Will Mean for Used Cars (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Black Book declares spring’s arrival (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Daydreaming Can Kill You; No, Really (Forbes)

Driving strategies to improve mileage (The Detroit News)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

How One Car Collector Spends $4 Million in a Day (Bloomberg)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Volkswagen recalls cars, SUVs with defect that can lead to losing control (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

Economy slumping faster than expected, with fourth-quarter GDP revised down (NBCNews)

Fiat Chrysler Acquisition Could Follow Renault-Nissan Merger (Auto Dealer Today)

Lyft closes up 9% on first day of trading (TechCrunch)

Scott to oversee global advertising, digital marketing for CarGurus (Auto Remarketing)

U.S. consumer spending soft, inflation benign as economy slows (Reuters)

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