Top Automotive Industry News for Week of May 23 - May 29, 2016

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week May 23, 2016 - May 29, 2016.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

A Look At This Week’s Top OEM Headlines (CBT News)

Apple explores charging stations for electric vehicles (CNBC)

Automakers, tech companies decide to make deals, not war (Reuters)

BMW CEO poised to shake up top team: report (Reuters)

BMW Goes It Alone On Car-Sharing, Keeping All The Potential Reward -- And The Risk (Forbes)

Consumer Reports: 2016 Prius is the most fuel-efficient hybrid ever (Engadget)

Dieselgate Hits Home: German Automakers Lose Trust And Market Share (Forbes)

Faraday Future seeks approval to build electric cars in California (LA Times)

Ford increases Fusion Energi hybrid range to 610 miles (The Detroit News)

Ford is Using Factory Emissions to Make Car Parts (Fortune)

Ford: Detroit can become 'Mobility Central' (USA Today)

Ford seeks partnerships as it looks beyond car-making (Reuters)

Fuel-Economy Debate Comes to a Head (WSJ)

GM Bringing Truck Production Back from Mexico (The Detroit Bureau)

GM Finds Solution for Lack of Staffing (Ratchet and Wrench)

GM killing off its trusty Buick Verano compact car (USA Today)

Google opening self-driving car facility near Detroit (USA Today)

Hyundai Aiming for #2 in Green Vehicle Market (The Detroit Bureau)

Jeep runs out of steering wheels, pauses production, report says (Mashable)

Mitsubishi Motors brings in new R&D chief, restates results after scandal (Reuters)

Mustang outperforms Camaro, Challenger in crash test (Detroit Free Press)

Senators ask for info on front-seat failures (Detroit Free Press)

Tesla's Gigafactory sets grand opening for July 29th (The Verge)

Toyota patent activity soaring (Automotive News)

Volkswagen emissions scandal settlement is on track, judge says (LA Times)

Volvo's Small Car Strategy Is Massive (Fortune)

-Automotive Retail News-

Auto Financing Gaining Traction With Millennials, Study Shows (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Autonomous vehicles, ride-sharing could push insurance premiums down 30%, study finds (Automotive News)

Bryan Honda, Reynolds and Reynolds Unveil First ‘Vision’ Dealership (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Despite Memorial Day Sales, New-car Sales To Decrease 6 Percent In May 2016, According To Kelley Blue Book (KBB)

Former Texas dealer fails in bid to overturn U.S. money laundering sentence (Automotive News)

Getting a Good Deal Depends Upon When You Buy (The Detroit Bureau)

Is Longer Vehicle Life Span Changing How People Buy Cars? (Dealer Marketing)

Learn why our analyst is not seeing a plateau in sales anytime soon (CBT News)

May U.S. sales expected to drop on fewer selling days (Automotive News)

May used sales could approach 3.2 million units (Auto Remarketing)

Millennials step up plans to buy cars: Report (CNBC)

Phoenix Dealership Fined for Not Fixing Recalled Vehicles Before Sale (The Truth About Cars)

The regulatory landscape of online car sales (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

April RVI Index ticks up sequentially (Auto Remarketing)

Why dealers project steady prices through July (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

AAA Predicts 38 Million-plus Holiday Road Trips (KBB)

America has the worst traffic in the world (autoblog)

Auto insurance rates rising at fastest rate in almost 13 years (CNBC)

Auto title loans show spin-off woes (The Detroit News)

Cheap Gas for the Holiday, but Its Days Are Numbered (The New York Times)

Study: Almost half of motorists shun self-driving cars (USA Today)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Bentley $229K SUV world's most luxurious: Bentley USA CEO (CNBC)

Collector duo creates Airbnb for classic rides (The Detroit News)

We Drive an All-Electric Ferrari, The Car that Shouldn’t Exist (WIRED)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Automakers recall 12 million U.S. vehicles over Takata air bags (CNBC)

Ford recalls 271,000 pickups to fix brake fluid leak (USA Today)

Toyota adds 1.6 million vehicles to Takata air bag recall (Detroit Free Press)

-General Business & Executive News-

3 threats to incumbent car companies are converging into a tidal wave of disruption (Vox)

ADT Names 2016 Dealers' Choice Award Winners (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Apple, Tesla Self-Driving Cars May Kill Off Consumer Auto Insurance (Investor's Business Daily)

AT&T Debuts Unlimited Data Plan for Connected Cars (Ratchet and Wrench)

Automakers Befriend Start-Ups Like Uber, Girding Against a Changing Car Culture (NY Times)

DRIVIN Raises $7.5 Million in Additional Funding (F&I Magazine)

How Elon Musk's Tesla Brand Has Super Charged Automotive Marketing (AdWeek)

Increasingly Desperate Takata Seeking Financial Bailout (The Detroit Bureau)

United Auto Workers endorses Clinton over Trump (CNN)

Volkswagen Group is getting into the ride-hail game with a $300 million investment in Uber competitor Gett (Recode)

Uber and Toyota confirm strategic investment and auto leasing deal (TechCrunch)

US economy picking up steam—beyond the official data (CNBC)

Why Carmakers Are Suddenly Investing In Taxi Apps And Ride-Sharing -- It's Not What Many Think (Forbes)

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