Top Automotive Industry News for Week of March 7 - March 13, 2016

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week March 7, 2016 - March 13, 2016.

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

-AEA Membership News-

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

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

BMW has a rough 100th birthday as share prices slide (autoblog)

BMW reports record $6.6B profit for 2015 (Detroit Free Press)

Cadillac debuts 1st of 4 new crossovers (The Detroit News)

Car ownership isn't dead, yet (LA Times)

Carmakers go to new lengths to track down recalled cars (The Detroit News)

Carmakers Form Partnerships With Niche Brands to Stand Out (NY Times)

Chrysler underprices rivals with new breakthrough minivan (USA Today)

Dieselgate 2.0: Volkswagen Improves Cheater Code Well After Being Caught (Forbes)

Every Next-Gen Subaru Will Share a Common Platform (Fortune)

Ford bulks up bulletproofing in police cars (USA Today)

Ford forms 'smart mobility' division (USA Today)

Here’s When Tesla’s Newest Car Will Be Unveiled (Time)

Honda Rolls Out Clarity, Confirms Hydrogen Car Talks with General Motors (The Detroit Bureau)

Porsche expects flat profits in 2016 (USA Today)

Tesla says will 'vigorously defend' plan for second Virginia dealer (Reuters)

Toyota Just Hired Everyone at This MIT-born Robotics Startup (Fortune)

US subpoenas VW under bank fraud law: Report (CNBC)

Volkswagen Inquiry Expands to 17 Suspects (The New York Times)

VW shares fall as regulatory probes intensify (Reuters)

Why Ford Is Putting A Furniture Guy In Charge Of Its New 'Smart Mobility' Unit (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

CarMax seeks to fill 1,600 positions across the U.S. (Market Watch)

Dealership transaction activity hits record high (Auto Remarketing)

Fiat Revamps Floundering Retail Strategy (The Banks Report)

FICO Survey: Millennials Prefer to Avoid the F&I Office (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Head of VW’s U.S. Unit Is Out, and Dealers Are Alarmed (The New York Times)

Honda to compensate US dealers for losses over air bag recalls: Automotive News (CNBC)

Impact of largest used-car price drop in 3 years (Auto Remarketing)

Is too much leasing bad for your dealership? Former GM Vice Chairman, Bob Lutz will tell you. (CBT News)

NHTSA says legal hurdles remain to deployment of self-driving cars (Automotive News)

Porsche Dealerships Are Tops in Fielding Online Customer Queries, Study Says (Edumunds)

Sharing economy: an opportunity for car dealers? (Auto Remarketing)

Why this year is a good time to buy a used car (Market Watch)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Black Book: Mid-Size Cars See No Depreciation in February (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Cars outperform trucks in auction price strength (Auto Remarketing)

Dominion launches reconditioning solution (Auto Remarketing)

How rental prices & volume are faring at auction (Auto Remarketing)

SUVs, Mid-Size Cars Lead February Residual Values (Vehicle Remarketing)

VW dealers' demand: 'Stop the insanity' (Automotive News)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Automakers Really, Really, Really Want You to Fix Your Recalled Car (Cheat Sheet)

Connected vehicle commerce must prove its functionality to prevail (Mobile Marketer)

Gas Prices Crawling Upward as Oil Prices Stabilize (The Detroit Bureau)

Pedestrian Deaths Rise 10% in 2015 (The Detroit Bureau)

Seattle wants to cut emissions in half by 2025 (autoblog)

The most and least expensive states for car insurance (CNBC)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Seinfeld Porsches hit bumpy road at auction (CNBC)

You Game? Used Lexus LF-A Nurburgring Edition Hits The Market For A Cool $7 Million (Auto Spies)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Md. bill would require OE repair parts for first 2 years (Automotive News)

Report: Shop Labor Rates on Steady Rise (Ratchet and Wrench)

-General Business & Executive News-

CDK Global Announces Appointment Of Brian MacDonald As CEO (DrivingSales)

CEO of Volkswagen's American unit to depart (CNBC)

Congress will hear from head of Google self-driving car project (Reuters)

Digital Media Ad Spend To Surpass TV In 2017 (MediaPost)

GM acquires Cruise Automation to speed AV development (Detroit Free Press)

How car-related IoT data will transform the automotive and insurance industries (Mobile Marketer)

How Technology Is Changing The Automotive Industry In 2016 (MBT)

No, Subprime Auto Loans Are Not Like Subprime Mortgages (BloombergView)

MediaPost Announces Its Marketing Automotive Awards (MediaPost)

Millennials are finally arriving in the car market (AP)

Rising throughput boosts dealer health (Automotive News)

Study: Ride-sharing services are no threat to car makers (Business Insider)

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