Top Automotive Industry News for Week of March 9 - March 15, 2015

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of March 9, 2015 - March 15, 2015.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Apple's Tim Cook says 'more than 40' car models to ship with CarPlay by year end (autoblog)

Audi making Tesla-fighting electric SUV by 2018 (USA Today)

Best-Selling Ford F-150 Truck Gets an Aluminum Facelift (Time)

BMW car profitability narrows in fight to retain sales lead (Chicago Tribune)

Delphi to drive autonomous car coast-to-coast (Detroit Free Press)

EPA lists top gas guzzlers (USA Today)

Fiat Chrysler CEO hints at 'feasible' deal with GM, Ford (Detroit Free Press)

G.M. to Buy Back $5 Billion of Its Stock (New York Times)

GM slices warranties, free service on Chevy, GMC ( USA Today)

Goodyear tires could power electric cars (CNN)

Hyundai Motor to build second U.S. plant: report (Reuters)

Jeep CEO remains 'big fan' of a Jeep pickup (The Detroit News)

Lotus Readying a New Model (The Detroit Bureau)

Porsche may add electric car to expand lineup to 7 (The Detroit News)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk vows end to 'range anxiety' (USA Today)

Tesla shedding jobs in China as sales target missed (CNBC)

The Numbers Behind The Nissan Xterra’s Demise (the truth about cars)

Toyota to step up hiring at home in the next fiscal year (Automotive News)

Volkswagen makes a big push to be No. 1 (CNBC)

VW May Kill Off the Beetle (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Retail News-

Ally adds 7-year loans, as debate over risk heats up (Automotive News)

Audi Shatters 2014 Sales Predictions with New Record (The Detroit Bureau)

China may be biggest market, but U.S. still richest (Automotive News)

Dodge Hellcat orders on hold due to 'unprecedented demand' (autoblog)

Exclusive: GM capital plan may delay credit rating upgrade (Reuters)

Lexus leaps in sales per franchise (Automotive News)

New Jersey State Senate Commerce Committee votes to allow sales (autoblog)

New Service Helps Dealers Manage Recalls (Autodealer Monthly)

Safety highlights, mpg, limited-time offers can make digital ads more effective, study says (Automotive News)

Store tweaks sales, F&I strategy for Gen Y (Automotive News)

Study: Samsung Rivals Apple Among Auto-Related Patent Holdings (the truth about cars)

U.S. News Announces the 2015 Best Cars for Families (U.S. News)

Why dealer's sold on one-price, one-person (Automotive News)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

CPO sales up over 10 percent from a year ago (CBT News)

Global Online Auction Set to Remarket Trucks, Tractors, Trailers (Auto Remarketing)

Import Brands Continue CPO Surge (Auto Remarketing)

Manheim, Others File DOJ Request in Latest MPS Move (Auto Remarketing)

Wholesale Prices Fell in February (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Gas Prices Surge but Still Way Lower Than Last Year (DailyFinance)

Google officially launches compare auto insurance tool (autoblog)

Oregon To Test Nation's First Per-Mile Road Fee In Lieu Of Gas Taxes (Green Car Reports)

The Red-Light Camera Debate Is a Stew of Anger, Revenue and Safety (NY Times)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Dodge cars featured in Fast and Furious action (USA Today)


-Automotive Servicing News-

Fiat Chrysler recalls 703,000 vehicles in US to fix ignition switches (CNBC)

GM recalls 64,000 Volts over carbon monoxide risk (Automotive News)

GM settles high-profile ignition-switch case with Georgia family (Reuters)

Honda running ad campaigns to boost recall repairs (CNBC)

Hyundai recalls 24k Genesis sedans over electrical issue (autoblog)

Kia recalls 2014-15 Soul in U.S. for accelerator glitch (Automotive News)

Tesla battery swap at Harris Ranch? Not quite (LA Times)

Toyota recalls top sellers for loss of power steering (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

30 years of .com (CNN)

AeroMobil flying car set to take off in 2017, autonomous version to follow (Engadget)

AutoTrader is changing name, brand identity (Automotive News) unveils new website, better experience (Chicago Tribune)

Companies Are Tracking Employees to Nab Traitors (Bloomberg)

Ford, GM and Toyota Sued Because Vehicles Might Be Hacked Someday (DrivingSales)

How Lyft's CEO Plans to Overtake Uber in the Ride-Sharing Race (Adweek)

Managers Turn to Computer Games, Aiming for More Efficient Employees (NY Times)

SXSW 2015 Coverage (TechCrunch)

Toyota signs giant Olympic sponsorship deal (USA Today)

TrueCar Slams $250 Million Dollar Lawsuit As “Meritless” (DrivingSales)

Landmark agreement makes credit fixes simpler (USA Today)

Uber investor: Millennials just don't care about cars (CNN Money)

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