Top Automotive Industry News for Week of May 25 - May 31, 2015

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of May 25, 2015 - May 31, 2015.

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

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Automotive Industry Innovation Declines in 2014 (The Detroit Bureau)

Automakers ahead of schedule for 2020 fuel economy targets (LA Times)

Buick lowering base prices on Regal, Verano (autoblog)

Chevy gets ready to plug in with Apple, Google tech (CNBC)

Dodge: The Muscle Car Is Here to Stay, Thanks Very Much (WIRED)

FCA cuts powertrain warranties to 60k miles (autoblog)

Fiat chairman: Proposed merger talks with rivals (MarketWatch)

Ford F-150 output pinched by frame shortage, workers say (Automotive News)

Ford CEO wants to make a self-driving car for the masses (Fortune)

Ford’s Zipcar-Killer Is Launching in This City (Time)

General Motors Brings Apple CarPlay, Android Auto to Chevy Cars (Recode)

General Motors Receives Patent To Sell ‘Geoboxed’ Radio Presets At Auction (The Truth About Cars)

GM unveils $1.2 billion investment plan for Indiana pickup plant (Automotive News)

GM to make 2016 Camaro in USA; adding 500 Mich. jobs (USA Today)

Hyundai becomes first with Android Auto (USA Today)

Jeep’s Wrangler Says ‘No’ to Aluminum (Cheatsheet)

Lamborghini SUV to hit the road in 3 years (CNBC)

Marchionne urges industry consolidation, again (autoblog)

Strong sales could shift Ford, GM to higher gear (Reuters)

Tesla loses its shot at direct car sales in Texas (Engadget)

Toyota planning radical open-wheel sports car concept (autoblog)

Toyota remains most valuable car brand despite airbag recalls (Automotive News)

Toyota ups Prius incentives to $3,000 for some Californians (autoblog)

-Automotive Retail News-

1 Million Dealer Review Milestone for Cars.com (Auto Remarketing)

April Auto Defaults at Lowest Point in 10 Months (Auto Remarketing)

Auto loans and balances, boosted by millennials, rise in Q1 (Automotive News)

Caldwell: CPO Awareness to Continue Growing (Auto Remarketing)

Larry H. Miller Dealerships Introduces Online Buying Experience (F&I Magazine)

Marketing tactics to help you utilize VDPs more effectively (CBT News)

Memorial Day auto sales start summer off strong (CNBC)

New-Car Sales to Reach 17.3 Million SAAR in May, KBB Reports (Auto Dealer Monthly)

State suspends 5 Detroit used-car dealers' licenses (Detroit Free Press)

Stock Photos vs Actual Photos on VDPs (DrivingSales)

Study reveals what consumers want in an ideal salesperson (CBT News)

Tesla trying out pop-up stores (autoblog)

TrueCar To Hit 6.2 Million Unique Visitors (HNGN)

This City May Soon Be the Best Place to Own an Electric Car (Time)

U.S. Midsize Car Volume Is Down 4% In 2015 – Camry Growing Its Lead (The Truth About Cars)

Used-car prices fall on smaller cars, hybrids (USA Today)

Why The Chevy Volt Is Getting a Whole Lot Cheaper (Time)

Will auto dealers become an endangered species? (LA Times)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

All Car Segment Resale Values on the Decline (Vehicle Remarketing)

Auction Prices for Car Segments Down Across the Board (Auto Remarketing)

Handling Recalls: The Wholesale View (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Car Hacking: Consumer Reports Calls On Members To Pressure Congress For New Mandatory Protections (Forbes)

Getting into a pricier car has gotten easier (Detroit News)

Here are the models included so far in expanded Takata air bag recall (LA Times)

Low Gas Prices Expected Until at Least 2017 (Time)

Men more than twice as likely to die driving than women (autoblog)

Rest easy, parents: Teen driving deaths have tumbled (autoblog)

Surprise: Using car's air conditioning saves gas (USA Today)

Windshield Devices Bring Distracted Driving Debate to Eye Level (NY Times)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

At Indy 500, it's a showdown between Honda, Chevrolet engines (LA Times)

See Photos of the Ford Model T During Its Decades of Dominance (Time)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Congressional panel tackles deadly Takata air bags (USA Today)

FCA, Honda, BMW expand Takata recalls (CNBC)

Ford recalls more than 440,000 cars (USA Today)

Judge puts GM ignition switch lawsuits on ice (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

2015 Internet Trends (KPCB)

Apple Beats Google For Top Spot in Global Brand Ranking (Ad Age)

Apple Exec: The Car Is the ‘Ultimate Mobile Device’ (Time)

Auto Shopping Site CarGurus Expands to Canada (Auto Remarketing)

GM: Criminal charges likely in ignition case (Fortune)

Goldman: These Seven Megatrends Are Going to Reshape the Auto Industry (Bloomberg)

Google Is Testing Targeted TV Ads In Kansas City (DrivingSales)

How Successful People Work Less and Get More Done (Entrepreneur)

J.D. Power to Acquire NADA's Used Car Guide (Vehicle Remarketing)

National TV Ad Dollars Dip, Digital Rises (Media Post)

Online Auto Sales Startup Carvana Is Raising $300 Million To Expand Nationwide (TechCrunch)

The 20 jobs that robots are most likely to take over (Business Insider)

TrueCar Faces Shareholders’ Lawsuit (WSJ)

Uber Closes In on Its Last Frontier: Airports (NY Times)

Used-Car Startup Beepi Raises $300 Million (Fast Company)

U.S. economy contracts in first quarter; dollar hurts corporate profits (Reuters)

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