Top Automotive Industry News for Week of May 11 - May 17, 2015

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of May 11, 2015 - May 17, 2015.

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

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Audi's move to e-charger could boost Valeo, Honeywell, BorgWarner (Automotive News)

Automakers double down on engines that shut off at stops (USA Today)

Camaro mania takes over Belle Isle, 2016 model revealed (Detroit Free Press)

Feds speed up timetable for safer 'connected cars' (USA Today)

Fiat Chrysler, Hyundai SUVs score low in IIHS crash test (USA Today)

Fiat Chrysler's U.S. unit redeems bonds due 2019 (Reuters)

For self-driving cars, privacy may be bigger concern than safety (autoblog)

Ford applies GT design philosophy to other vehicles (Detroit Free Press)

GM Fights Back In Talent War With $1 Billion Investment In R&D Tech Center (Forbes)

How Daimler Built the World’s First Self-Driving Semi (WIRED)

Jeep Plans Luxury Model to Target Mercedes SUVs, Range Rover (Bloomberg)

Many FCA US plants will skip summer shutdown (Detroit Free Press)

Marchionne Talks to Tesla, Apple (Detroit Bureau)

Porsche Calls for an End to the Horsepower War (WIRED)

Rolls-Royce Collection: Building the Classic Cars of the Future (Forbes)

Toyota and Mazda form 'long-term' partnership (Detroit Free Press)

Transportation secretary wants cars to talk to each other (USA Today)

Volvo To Build In S.C., But Plan Requires Some Head-Scratching (Forbes)

What Mazda Can Teach An Industry Titan Like Toyota (Forbes)

With Unveiling Of 2016 Camaro, The Muscle Car Officially Becomes A Different Animal (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

5 trends from April auto sales that are having the biggest impact (CBT News)

April Vehicle Sales Paced at 16.5 Million-Unit SAAR (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Audi Edges Past BMW to Lead Luxury-Car Sales Race in April (Bloomberg)

Cadillac exec realizes ELR pricing was stupid high (autoblog)

Edmunds study finds texting can be key for dealerships (Automotive News)

GM To Miss 2017 Target of Selling 500,000 Electrified Vehicles (Edmunds)

Facebook Adds ‘Call Now’ Button For Local Awareness Ads (DrivingSales)

FTC Officials Back Tesla’s Right To Sell Cars Direct To Consumers (TechCrunch)

Someone at Rolls-Royce Has Been Reading Too Much Fifty Shades of Grey (Time)

Tesla Gets Go-Ahead For Direct Sales In Maryland, Will Meet China Charging Standards (Forbes)

This Is What Porsche Sold To Set A U.S. Sales Record In April 2015 (Truth About Cars)

TrueCar revenue rises 33% (Automotive News)

With Gas Prices Less of a Worry, Buyers Pass Hybrid Cars By (New York Times)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Car Values Starting to Slide, Truck Values Stable (Vehicle Remarketing)

Nearly $82 Billion in NAAA-Auction Sales Last Year (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Forecast: Summer gas prices will be lowest in six years (USA Today)

Most car headlights fail safety test on dark roads, Auto Club says (LA Times)

Vulnerability In Car Keyless Entry Systems Allows Anyone To Open And Steal Your Vehicle (Forbes)

Women Driving More Miles than Ever in US (Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

17 Photos of Classic Cars Next To Their Modern Version (Airows)

Every Killer Car in Mad Max: Fury Road Explained (Bloomberg)

See Inside BMW’s Secret Design Lab (Time)

-Automotive Servicing News-

A Quarter of Cars on Road Produce Most of the Pollution (CNBC)

Building Customer Loyalty (Ratchet and Wrench)

Ford recalls 2015 F-150 for steering concern (Detroit Free Press)

General Motors recalls 523,000 Malibus, pickups (USA Today)

Honda adds to Takata air bag recalls; global tally now around 36 million (Reuters)

Honda recalls 5 million cars as airbag woes spread (CNN)

Jeep recalls another 62,148 Cherokees (USA Today)

Toyota, Nissan add millions to Takata recalls, Honda could join (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

ADM Names 2015 Dealers’ Choice Award Winners (Auto Dealer Monthly)

And this year's best airline is? (CNN Money)

An Executive Perspective on Changing the Customer Experience (Driving Sales)

Auto, Financial, and Healthcare Industries See Mobile Ad Spend Boom (MarketWatch)

Canadian auto industry sees record breaking sales in April (CBT News)

Google Says Its Self-Driving Cars Drive Better Than You (TechCrunch)

Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit (Business Insider)

New Wave Of M&A To Be Driven By Innovation And Disruptive Deals (Forbes)

Retiring GM director Isdell sees turnaround taking 10 years (Automotive News)

The Deadliest Jobs in America (Bloomberg)

Tier 2 Auto Still Means Old-School TV, Print And Classifieds (MediaPost)

Trains Should Adapt Self-Driving Car Tech to Boost Safety (Wired)

U.S. car sales still growing -- but for how long? (Fortune)

U.S. Retail Sales Remained Weak in April (NY Times)

Volkswagen Owner Porsche SE Plans Car-Connectivity Investments (Bloomberg)

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