Top Automotive Industry News for Week of March 9 - March 15, 2020

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of March 9, 2020 - March 15, 2020.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Carmakers urged to boost driver focus in partially automated cars (The Detroit News)

Coronavirus Effects on Global Auto Production Remain Muted, for Now (Car and Driver)

Elon Musk congratulates Tesla on making 1 million electric cars (USA Today)

Farley to get $2.5M stock grant if not made next Ford CEO (The Detroit News)

FCA worker in Indiana tests for coronavirus, but the plant will stay open (autoblog)

Fiat Chrysler plant workers walk out over coronavirus concerns in Canada (CNBC)

Ford delays Bronco debut amid coronavirus fears (The Detroit News)

Ford takes aim at Jeep with new Bronco SUVs (Reuters)

General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler announce work-from-home plans (USA Today)

GM, Ford, Fiat Chrysler shares return to 52-week lows; Tesla down 10% (CNBC)

Honda Kills Off the Clarity EV (The Detroit Bureau)

Honda restarts production at Wuhan plant at center of outbreak (Detroit Free Press)

Michigan businesses brace for challenges as coronavirus hits home (Detroit Free Press)

New York Auto Show is rescheduled due to coronavirus fears (USA Today)

No automakers ‘coming out unscathed’ as US coronavirus cases grow (CNBC)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he scouting 'central USA' for new Cybertruck factory (USA Today)

Tesla shares plummet as cheap oil and coronavirus challenge electric car and solar sales (CNBC)

UAW: 'Extreme measures' needed at auto factories amid coronavirus scare (Detroit Free Press)

Volkswagen says Tesla has 10-year start in electric cars (Reuters)

Volkswagen’s New Software Aims to Eliminate Crashes by 2050 (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Evolution News-

AI Ethics Principles Are Laid Out By DoD For All To See, Applies To Self-Driving Cars Too (Forbes)

Driverless Cars Have Arrived, and They All Look Like Loaves of Bread (Bloomberg)

IIHS urges stronger safeguards to semi-autonomous driver-assist systems (autoblog)

Newest Trend: Combining HealthTech With AI Self-Driving Cars For An Upcoming Boon In Our Health And Wellness (Forbes)

Phantom Auto Readies Autonomous Vehicles For Delivery Center Work (Forbes)

Samsung's solid-state battery technology promises to deliver 500 miles of range (autoblog)

Waymo Steps Up Cleaning, Adds Sanitizer To Keep Coronavirus Out Of Robotic Ride Service (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

Dealers now have access to ‘AAA Inspected’ program (Auto Remarketing)

Drumbeat of bad coronavirus news starts to hit U.S. auto dealers (Reuters)

Integration to help bring customized trade-in valuation (Auto Remarketing)

Resolutions for Your F&I Department (Auto Dealer Today)

The coronavirus effect on dealer customer service satisfaction (Auto Remarketing)

U.S. auto production not yet affected by coronavirus — but sales could be (autoblog)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

KAR Global watches wholesale prices climb in February (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

GM Financial to pilot refinancing app (Automotive News)

-Automotive Servicing News-

J.D. Power warns coronavirus could cause car part shortages (The Detroit News)

-General Business & Executive News-

Auto shows delayed, sales down, supply chain concern: Coronavirus takes toll on auto industry (The Detroit News) Research Reveals Millennials Still Upbeat Towards the Auto Industry, Even Without Flying Cars (

Coronavirus Effects on Global Auto Production Remain Muted, for Now (Car and Driver)

Coronavirus Fallout: Vehicle Service Customer Satisfaction Improves, but Dealers Should Prepare for Parts Shortages and Dissatisfied Owners, J.D. Power Finds (J.D. Power)

Fever Pitch: Coronavirus Pandemic Taking Increasing Toll on Auto Industry (The Detroit Bureau)

Mike Darrow Named President and Chief Executive Officer of TrueCar (Globe Newswire)

Portfolio to Acquire NAE/NWAN (Auto Dealer Today)

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