Top Automotive Industry News for Week of May 20 - May 26, 2019

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of May 20, 2019 - May 26, 2019.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

A major Chinese automaker postpones its US launch as trade war drags on (CNBC)

An Airbag for the Back Seat? Mercedes-Benz Is Developing a Clever One (Car and Driver)

Automakers Still Looking for Top Price on Full-Size Pickups (The Detroit Bureau)

Bigger cuts expected: 23,000 more Ford layoffs needed, analysts say (USA Today)

Consumer Reports: Tesla automated lane changes are risky (The Detroit News)

Could Tesla’s High-Flying Ride on Wall Street be Ready to Come Crashing Down? (The Detroit Bureau)

Daimler Says Diesel Ain’t Dead Yet (The Detroit Bureau)

Fiat Chrysler wins final city, state approvals for its Jeep plant and related projects (Detroit Free Press)

Fiat hoped to spark America's small-car revival. Instead, it lost out to SUVs (USA Today)

Former Nissan chairman Ghosn in court ahead of misconduct trial (USA Today)

General Motors Unveils All-New Electronic Platform (Forbes)

GM makes ‘exponential jump’ in electronics that includes updateable cars (Detroit Free Press)

Self-driving startup Aurora to buy lidar company Blackmore (Reuters)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Autonomous vehicle pioneer doubles down on technology Tesla CEO Elon Musk calls ‘freaking stupid’ (CNBC)

Chevron, EVgo Team Up To Enable EV Charging At California Gas Stations (Forbes)

Ford Tests Delivery Robots That Could One Day Replace Human Workers (Forbes)

GM's car-sharing service Maven to start exiting certain cities (Detroit Free Press)

Letting Your Kids Ride Alone In An Autonomous Self-Driving Car: Ever Or Never? (Forbes)

U.S. Postal Service Delivers Mail Using TuSimple’s Self-Driving Trucks (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

Auto Industry Gears Up for Hot Holiday Sales (Wards Auto)

Carvana launches in 4 Mid-Atlantic markets (Auto Remarketing)

It’s a buyer’s market for cars this Memorial Day weekend (MarketWatch)

Lease Prices Steady Heading Into Memorial Day Weekend (Auto Dealer Today)

Softer auto sales means Memorial Day weekend comes with deals for car shoppers (CNBC)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

KAR says spring market hit ‘full bloom’ in April (Auto Remarketing)

Weekly Luxury Segment Values Continue to Hurt (Vehicle Remarketing)

With summer straight ahead, spring impact still in the lanes (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Honda recalls 137,000 SUVs for sudden air bag deployments (Reuters)

-General Business & Executive News-

1 in 6 Uber and Lyft Cars Have Open Safety Recalls, Consumer Reports' Study Suggests (Consumer Reports)

Cars.com vs. CarGurus.com saga shows the importance of SEO (and the bad side of a Google update) (Search Engine Land)

Fiat Chrysler submits proposal for a merger with Renault (CNBC)

Half of States Wasting $3B Volkswagen Fine Paid for Dieselgate (The Detroit Bureau)

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