Top Automotive Industry News for Week of May 15 - May 21, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week May 15, 2017 - May 21, 2017.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

America’s Cars Are Suddenly Getting Faster and More Efficient (Bloomberg)

Audi and Volvo will use Android as the operating system in upcoming cars (The Verge)

Cadillac Creeps Up on Tesla With a Plush Plug-In (Bloomberg)

Despite Promises, Car Makers Are Set On Cut Jobs (Fox Business)

FCA moves to modify disputed diesel vehicles (The Detroit News)

Ford reportedly considering leadership shuffle amid stock price decline (CNBC)

Ford to cut 10% of global workforce (Detroit Free Press)

Ford update brings Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to its 2016 fleet (The Verge)

GM will cut operations in India, South Africa (autoblog)

Hyundai whistle-blower, in rarity for South Korea, prompts recall (CNBC)

Nissan teases next-gen Leaf: 'Coming soon' (Autoblog)

Subaru considers electric version of its cars (The Detroit News)

Tesla Wrestling With Challenges, Pressure from Plant Workers (The Detroit Bureau)

Your favorite car companies are about to look very different (CNBC)

VW Wants to Win Back Enthusiasts with Array of Concepts (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Retail News-

Certified used vehicle sales continue moderate growth (AutoRemarketing)

April seems to be positive sign for used-car market (AutoRemarketing)

Jumpstart: Chevy Outduels Ford in April Rankings (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Marketers call for less car, more heart (Automotive News)

Risky business: GM increases unsold inventory in the midst of slow market (DrivingSales)

Tesla Focuses on Connecticut's Budget Woes in Latest Bid for Direct Sales (Bloomberg)

Toyota RAV4 SUV Outsells Camry Sedan (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

April Dealership Digital Marketing Report (DrivingSales)

April Used Prices Rise on Truck Strength, Kontos Says (Vehicle Remarketing)

J.D. Power Valuation Services’ index at lowest point in nearly 7 years (Auto Remarketing)

Smaller Cars Bolster April Depreciation (Vehicle Remarketing)

Weekly Wholesale Values Fall as Spring Market Ends (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

The Cars Owners Hold Onto The Longest (Forbes)

US motorists on roads for Memorial Day weekend to be highest since 2005 (CNBC)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Moke Jeeps, Made Famous by Brigitte Bardot, Come to the U.S. (Bloomberg)

Powerful Ford GT lives up to supercar status (USA Today)

Snakebit: Shelby Unveils Two Super Snake Models (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Recall Fatigue: The Dirty Secret Affecting Millions of Cars (Motor Trend)

Study shows OEMs involved in most lemon law cases (Auto Remarketing)

Subaru says dealers are lagging on service (Automotive News)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Lyft, Waymo partnership could push Google self-driving tech to commercialization (MarketWatch)

New York State Greets Autonomous-Car Testers with a Welcome Mat of Red Tape (Car & Driver)

Prepare Yourself For the Sweet, Sweet Luxury Of Riding In A Robocar (Wired)

Waymo begins testing self-driving cars in an effort to reassure the public of safety (DrivingSales)

Uber Freight launches to connect truck drivers with available shipments (TechCrunch)

-General Business & Executive News-

7% compound annual growth likely in global used-car market (Auto Remarketing)

Aston Martin signs Tom Brady to multiyear endorsement deal (ESPN)

Auto finance helps to push total consumer debt to new high (Auto Remarketing)

Autotrader joins Disney Pixar for promo with "Cars 3" cast (Auto Remarketing)

CarsArrive Network Acquires Dependable Auto Shippers (Vehicle Remarketing)

CDK, Reynolds have no security need to block DMS access, expert says (Automotive News)

Former AutoNation Exec Mike Maroone Buys Serra Stores in CO (The Banks Report)

Mercedes-Benz and Vivint Solar partner to compete with Tesla in home energy (CNBC)

NY Fed: Household Debt Surpasses 2008 Peak in Q1 (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Settle or Sue: U.S. Ready to Take on FCA Over Diesel Rigging Allegations (The Detroit Bureau)

Toyota, 3 other automakers settle suit over air bags (The Detroit News)

Trump administration to renegotiate NAFTA (The Detroit News)

Uber Threatens to Fire Engineer at Center of Waymo Lawsuit (Bloomberg)

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