Top Automotive Industry News for Week of November 10 - November 16, 2014

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of November 10 – November 16, 2014.

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

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- Automotive Manufacturing News -

Automakers Agree on Guarding Car Computers From Hacking (Bloomberg)

Automakers Testing Mobile Tech You Can Tap To (Ad Age)

BMW Sees Sports-Car Heyday Over as Super-Rich Eyes Wander (Bloomberg)

Cadillac secures space in N.Y. for headquarters (The Detroit News)

Experian Report Examines Automaker Loyalty (DrivingSales)

Ferrari to pay Fiat Chrysler $2.8 billion in spin-off (Detroit Free Press)

Ford starts production of new aluminum F-150 (CBS MoneyWatch)

Former GM engineer at center of recall crisis says 'I did my job the best I could' (Automotive News)

General Motors Laying Off 510 Workers (The Detroit Bureau)

Henrik Fisker Back in the Game with “Ultimate American Muscle Car” (The Detroit Bureau)

Honda CEO says company will prioritize with quality over sales (Automotive News)

Hyundai, Kia to Spend $616 Million to Buy Back Shares (Bloomberg)

Hyundai, Kia to triple range of green cars by 2020 (Yahoo! News)

Hyundai & Volvo Are Tops For IntelliChoice CPO Awards (Auto Remarketing)

Infiniti readies Q30 targeting young buyers (Automotive News)

List of new models grows for Los Angeles Auto Show (USA Today)

Mercedes' new SUV names; Maybach sedan to debut at L.A. Auto Show (Los Angeles Times)

Nissan Murano enters production in the U.S. (INAUTONEWS)

Porsche Unveiling Three Models at L.A. Auto Show (The Detroit Bureau)

Scion reveals iM concept ahead of LA debut (autoblog)

Subaru bursts into American mainstream (The Detroit News)

Tata Motors Profit Misses Estimates on Land Rover Sales (Bloomberg)

Tesla Aims to Win Battle of Supply vs. Demand (FOX Business)

The race is on for flying car start ups (CNN)

Toyota to pack track-tested tech into next Prius (Automotive News)

Volkswagen to Sponsor a CNN Series (The New York Times)

VW Golf wins Motor Trend 'Car of the Year' (USA Today)

- Automotive Retail News -

Americans rekindle their love for big SUVs (CBS MoneyWatch)

AutoNation plans mid-December rollout of digital storefront in Florida (Automotive News)

CPO Dealer of Year: Customer-First Strategy Nets Crucial Referrals (Auto Remarketing)

Dealertrack bullish on auto sales, financing (Automotive News)

Experian: Leases Most Popular In Large Metros, CPOs In Smaller Cities (Auto Remarketing)

Half hour to buy a car? One dealer says it can happen (CNBC)

How preowned car sales are driving US growth (CNBC)

Is Retail Automotive Shifting Towards Online Purchases? (DrivingSales)

Military need more backup against some predatory loans (Detroit Free Press)

‘Prudent, Median-Income’ Household Cannot Afford New Vehicle (Auto Remarketing)

Sales are up and the mix is rich (Automotive News)

Subaru to hit North America sales target ahead of plan (Automotive News)

Survey Shows Auto Loans as Top Growth Opportunity For Credit Unions (SubPrime)

Tesla Plans To Almost Double Model S Sales Next Year (Auto Remarketing)

Why AutoNation thinks buying a car in 30 minutes is possible (CBT News)

- Automotive Wholesale News -

American Auto Auction Group Rebrands as XLerate Group (Vehicle Remarketing)

Depreciation Reaches Yearly High in October (Vehicle Remarketing)

Factors Pushing Significant Wholesale Price Drops (Auto Remarketing)

NRC Recognizes Ally's Stahl as National Remarketing Exec of Year (Auto Remarketing)

Used-Vehicle Demand Not ‘Supporting’ Auction Prices (Auto Remarketing)

- Automotive Ownership News -

Car-sharing rental service opens an LAX pickup-dropoff spot (Los Angeles Times)

Government tells U.S. drivers to get used to cheap gas (The Detroit News)

Lyft Gets Into the Commuting Business (TIME)

Sliding Oil and Gas Prices Give Americans More Money to Spend (The New York Times)

- Automotive Enthusiast News -

Dallas-area Ford dealer Sam Pack will sell 132 of his collector cars (Dallas Morning News)

How ‘Car Talk’ brought us closer to our cars (The Detroit News)

Supercar Sea Change (Fortune)

The Real First Batmobile Is Up for Auction Next Month (Auto World News)

- Automotive Servicing News –

Executives of NSK Ltd, Jtekt Corp indicted for price-fixing -U.S.govt (Reuters)

Feds probe Honda Accord's power steering (USA Today)

Fifth Takata airbag death; feds begin criminal probe (USA Today)

General Motors ordered new switches months before recall: Report (CNBC)

Mercedes recalls 10,500 C-class cars in U.S. for steering defect (Automotive News)

Nissan recalls 52,000 vehicles for potentially explosive Air bags (USA Today)

Senate panel plans hearing on Takata air-bag troubles (The Washington Post)

Toyota to Recall Nearly 362,000 Vehicles, Including Camry (The Wall Street Journal)

- General Business & Executive News -

8 top auto industry surprises of 2014 (Fortune)

Applications for U.S. jobless aid climb to 290K (The Detroit News)

As Developers Depart, Google Glass Is Ready To Become This Era’s Segway (TechCrunch)

Auto Industry Hits the Brakes on Super Bowl Ads (Variety)

Cox Automotive™ Acquires Predominant Fixed Operations Solution Provider (PR Newswire)

Behind Closed Doors, Ford, UPS, and Visa Push for Net Neutrality (Businessweek)

Facebook Will Curtail Unpaid Ads by Brands (NY Times)

Hertz To Restate Three Years Of Results, Shares Fall (Forbes)

How Detroit's automakers helped a city exit bankruptcy (Detroit Free Press)

How The Internet Of Things Will Impact Vehicles (Forbes)

Hyundai Marketing Chief Shannon Departs (Advertising Age)

New York City Agency Subpoenas 2 Santander Auto Lenders (NY Times)

The world’s 10 largest employers (Fortune)

TripAdvisor's New Website Has a Solution to Hotel Overload: Fewer Choices (Businessweek)

U.S. retail sales rise ahead of holiday shopping (The Detroit News)

Virgin America stock soars 25% after IPO (CNN Money)

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