Top Automotive Industry News for Week of May 14 - May 20, 2018

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week May 14, 2018 - May 20, 2018.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

At reopened Ford plant, F-150 rolls off line in 52 seconds (Detroit Free Press)

BMW Opens New R&D Facility in Beijing (The Detroit Bureau)

Cadillac Makes Great Cars. Too Bad Americans Want S.U.V.s. (NY Times)

Carmakers gear up for White House meeting on mpg rules (The Detroit News)

Chevy Escalates Truck Engine Wars with Four New Offerings (The Detroit Bureau)

FCA suit emails suggest diesel cheat known in 2010 (The Detroit News)

Federal regulator opens probe into Tesla crash in Utah (MarketWatch)

Ford plans to resume production of critical F-150 pickup Friday (USA Today)

Goldman Sachs: Tesla may need to raise $10 billion in 2 years to keep going (CNBC)

How Ford Moved Heaven And Earth To Save F-Series Production (And Profits) After Devastating Fire (Forbes)

In Final Move as FCA CEO, Marchionne Expected to Order Massive Shift in Product, Manufacturing Plans (The Detroit Bureau)

Mercedes-Benz to build Tesla-rivaling electric compact car in France (autoblog)

Tesla is reportedly losing two energy leaders amid Musk's reorganization (CNBC)

Tesla is shutting down Model 3 production for six more days (CNBC)

Toyota plans to roll into China's EV market in GAC Motor vehicle (Reuters)

Trump officials set to meet California air regulators next week (Automotive News)

Volkswagen's biggest brand to by-pass Paris auto show (Reuters)

Volvo Cutting Diesel Engines from Portfolio (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Evolution News-

After a Tesla crash, more doubts drivers can be trusted with driver-assist tech such as AutoPilot (USA Today)

An electric NASCAR? Why not? (Automotive News)

Apple has permits to test 55 self-driving cars that few outside Apple have ever seen (USA Today)

Consumers Energy pitches $7.5M electric vehicle charging plan (Detroit Free Press)

Edmunds takes closer look at Tesla, Cadillac and Nissan semi-autonomous driving systems (USA Today)

Exclusive: Intel's Mobileye gets self-driving tech deal for 8 million cars (Reuters)

Ford is falling behind in the autonomous driving push, Piper Jaffray says in downgrading the automaker (CNBC)

Police Confirm Tesla Driver Was Looking at Her Phone Before Utah Crash (Bloomberg)

The End Of Parking Lots As We Know Them: Designing For A Driverless Future (Forbes)

The Road Ahead for Autonomous Cars and Auto Insurance (Insurance Journal)

-Automotive Retail News-

10 Richest New-Car Incentives -- Over $7,000 Cash Back (Forbes)

Buyers skip more subprime car payments than in crisis (The Detroit News)

Can tamer TrueCar be true to itself? (Automotive News)

For many brands, regional auto shows are big deals (Automotive News)

Freed From CFPB Order, Toyota Financial to Raise Markup Caps (Auto Dealer Monthly)

KBB adds car donate feature to website (Auto Remarketing)

Looking for a car deal? Discounts deepen as sedans fall out of favor (USA Today)

NADA announces dealership manager training series (Auto Remarketing)

Some SUVs Guzzle Gas, Some Don’t (Bloomberg)

Used Sales Will Rise, New Sales Will Fall in 2018, Cox Says (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

April wholesale trends uncover depth of spring market impact (Auto Remarketing)

Black Book: Spring market 2018 is over (Auto Remarketing)

Car Values Down for First Time in 2 Months (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Fewer Shopping For Car Insurance As Ad Buys Fall And Falter (Forbes)

Ford drivers can now control Waze map and navigation app hands free (autoblog)

Wash your car the eco-friendly way (The Detroit News)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Prince Harry drove Meghan Markle to their Royal Wedding reception in this electric Jaguar (autoblog)

Pope’s Lamborghini sold at auction (The Detroit News)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Automakers lagging on Takata airbag fixes; feds push for a meeting (Detroit Free Press)

Porsche ordered to recall 60,000 Cayenne and Macan vehicles in Europe (USA Today)

Massive Takata Airbag Recall: Everything You Need to Know, Including Full List of Affected Vehicles (Car and Driver)

-General Industry & Executive News-

3 market priorities in Fair's national rollout (Auto Remarketing)

California May Push Uber And Lyft To Go Electric, With Far-Reaching Consequences (Forbes)

Honcker's drive to share payment data leaves dealers with mixed opinions (Automotive News)

Iraq War Veteran Awarded Brand New Vehicle Through TrueCar DrivenToDrive Program (Globe Newswire)

New app could save dealers trips to tower when haggling (Auto Remarketing)

Turo, a Peer-to-Peer Car Rental Service, Adds High-End and Performance Cars (Car and Driver)

U.S. consumer spending picking up, gasoline prices a threat (Reuters)

Women in Automotive Appoints 10 to Special Executive Counsel (Dealer Marketing)

World Omni Rebrands Finance Business Under Southeast Toyota Name (Auto Finance News)

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