Top Automotive Industry News for Week of March 27 - April 2, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week March 27, 2017 - April 2, 2017.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Apple drops clues about self-driving car program, confirms work with Bosch (Automotive News)

Chinese tech giant Tencent buys 5% stake in Tesla (LA Times)

David Einhorn on his proposal to boost General Motors, how to trade Trump’s agenda (CNBC)

Despite Trump Pressure, Daimler Not Expanding US Production (The Detroit Bureau)

Driving Tesla Into This Weekend's Release Of Delivery And Production Numbers (Forbes)

Ford CEO Mark Fields made $22.1M last year (The Detroit News)

Ford hires 400 engineers to double size of its connectivity team (autoblog)

Ford to invest $1.2 billion in Michigan plants (Detroit Free Press)

GM rejects hedge fund billionaire's idea to split stock (USA Today)

Hyundai Motor working on dedicated platform for electric vehicles: Exec (CNBC)

Jeep concepts for Moab Easter Jeep Safari (The Detroit News)

Mercedes-Benz to offer 10 new EVs by 2022 (autoblog)

Tesla 'autopilot' car hits Phoenix police motorcycle (USA Today)

Tesla Loses European Luxury Market Crown To Mercedes, BMW, But Not By Much (Forbes)

Tesla Model 3 ramp-up aims to beat BMW, Mercedes in just 1 year (Automotive News)

The Tesla Model S Is Officially The World's Fastest Road-Going Car And It's Awesome (Forbes)

Trump's 'Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!' touts 130 positions added at Ford plant (USA Today)

Trump’s call for new auto plants collides with reality (The Detroit News)

Volkswagen settles 10 US state diesel claims for $157 million (CNBC)

VW Is About To Supercharge The Electric Car Market. So Why Is California Complaining? (Forbes)

VW may take time to change culture after diesel scandal, exec says (Automotive News)

Why GM's battle with Wall Street titan could drag on (USA Today)

-Automotive Retail News-

As Auto Prices Rise, Used Cars Are Looking Shinier (The New York Times)

Car-shopping sites could move into sales (Automotive News)

Clarivoy launches study on most valuable marketing investments (Auto Remarketing)

‘Deep Subprime’ Auto Loans Are Surging (Bloomberg)

Edmunds Forecasts Auto Sales Increase in March, Flat First Quarter (Edmunds)

Glut of off-lease cars makes it good time to buy used (The Detroit News)

It's Tax Refund Season And Time For Auto Borrowers To Beware (Forbes)

Jumpstart Releases New Dealer Insights (Auto Dealer Monthly)

March Auto Sales On The Rise; Trucks Lead The Way (Forbes)

March Sales Coming in Like a Lion (The Detroit Bureau)

New research reveals different words seal the deal with different types of car buyers (PR Newswire)

Plateau in US auto sales heightens risk for lenders: Moody's (CNBC)

Porsche Partners With Disney Institute To Improve Customer Experience (DrivingSales)

Time to buy? Automakers are offering great deals to keep car sales high (autoweek)

VW Gets EPA Approval to Sell Off Remaining 2015 Diesels (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Lane watch: Car-demand rebound strengthens (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Car Culture: Many Americans fear self-driving cars (The Detroit News)

Cars that owners wish they hadn't bought (autoblog)

Pedestrian Deaths Reach Record Numbers in 2016 (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Cars And Trucks That Run For 200,000 Miles Or More (Forbes)

Italian cops get a Lamborghini, and it's not even their first (autoblog)

The Continental: Behind the Scenes at the Geneva Auto Show (Car & Driver)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Ford recalls 441,000 vehicles, including Escape, Fusion (USA Today)

Ford says it will spend $295 million on two new recalls (Reuters)

Toyota recalls 2.9 million vehicles globally over airbags (CNBC)

-General Business & Executive News-

2017 U.S. Automotive Website Evaluation Study Cross-Device: Delivering Great Content is Key No Matter What Device Consumers Use (J.D. Power)

An increasing number of Americans have stopped paying their car loans, and Wall Street is starting to worry (Business Insider)

Autotrader Connects With More Actual Car Buyers Than Any Other Third-Party Listing Site (PR Newswire)

Autotrader's Lind on evolution of car search (Auto Remarketing)

Car shopping site CarGurus hires banks for U.S. IPO –sources (Yahoo)

Fox Rent-A-Car acquires mobile car-sharing platform (Auto Remarketing)

Google Increases Ability To Measure Store Visits Data (DrivingSales)

Q&A Bob Lutz, the auto industry's 85-year-old bad boy, goes off on Elon Musk and President Trump (LA Times)

Santander to pay $26m to settle subprime auto-loan case (Boston Globe)

Supreme Court Patent Case Could Benefit The Auto Industry (DrivingSales)

Trump May Be Softening On Mexico And NAFTA, And That's Good For The U.S. (Forbes)

U.S. Auto Industry Working Hard To Stay In Place (Forbes)

Wrench raises $4 million to bring auto repairs to your door (TechCrunch)

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