Top Automotive Industry News for Week of November 30 - December 6, 2015

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of November 30, 2015 - December 6, 2015.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

20 million driverless cars may be on the road by 2025 (Tech Insider)

A look at the week’s top OEM headlines (CBT News)

Audi picks new chairman, R&D boss to bounce back from scandal (Reuters)

Bugatti sells 100 Chiron models at $2.4 million each (CNBC)

Chrysler exec: Plug-in minivan to be 'gamechanging' (The Detroit News)

Fiat Chrysler to focus on growth plan as GM merger hopes fade (Automotive News)

Fiat Chrysler shareholders approve Ferrari spinoff (The Detroit News)

Finalists Named for 2016 Green SUV of the Year (The Detroit Bureau)

Ford Gets Siri-ous with Sync Software Update (The Detroit Bureau)

Ford will take $600M hit in 4th quarter in wake of UAW deal (autoblog)

Google Has an Idea That Could Let Self-Driving Cars Talk to Pedestrians (Time)

Honda, Takata settle airbag suits, lose round in class action case (Automotive News)

Mazda’s Confusing Plan to Resurrect the Famously Dirty Rotary Engine (WIRED)

McLaren’s Beastly 675LT Supercar Now Comes in Convertible (WIRED)

Mitsubishi CEO promises an electrified U.S. rebound (Automotive News)

Porsche to spend $1 billion on new electric car plant, create jobs (Reuters)

Porsche’s Electric Mission E Is Poised to Whoop Tesla’s Model S (WIRED)

Tesla, Mini, Jaguar, Land Rover passing on 2016 NAIAS (Detroit Free Press)

The Force is Strong in This Car (The Detroit Bureau)

Toyota to boost supply of trucks, SUVs to meet U.S. demand (Reuters)

Toyota’s New Robot Signals New Growth Area for Maker (The Detroit Bureau)

UAW VP confident VW workers will vote ‘yes’ on union (The Detroit News)

Unfazed by dieselgate, Volvo rolls out new sedan (Reuters)

Volkswagen US sales skid 25%, S&P cuts rating (CNBC)

Volvo’s Awesome New SUV Showcases a Decade of Progress (Time)

VW agrees terms of $21B euro bridge loan: Sources (CNBC)

VW could pay billions to owners of polluting cars (The Detroit News)

-Automotive Retail News-

2015 on Pace to Be the Biggest Year Ever for U.S. Car Sales (Time)

4 Ways to Sell to Today's Socially Savvy Car Buyer (Driving Sales)

As auto sales sizzle, hot SUVs and pickups in short supply (USA Today)

Auto sales boom leans on leasing and longer loans (Detroit Free Press)

BMW's Luxury Sales Lead in U.S. Widens Over Mercedes, Lexus (Bloomberg)

Car buying online: AutoNation launches next phase, complete with finance (Sun Sentinal)

Chrome Data, SpinCar partner on VDP merchandising tool (Auto Remarketing)

Experian: Leasing Maintains Record Pace in Q3 (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Lincoln, Ford Captives Rank Highest in Customer Satisfaction, J.D. Power Reports (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Longer auto loans gain popularity despite negative equity (CNBC)

Low gas, cheap financing drive America's truck boom (CNBC)

November 2015 Sales Numbers (CBT News)

November CPO sales dip, but still ahead year-to-date (Auto Remarketing)

Record High Auto Leasing And Loan Terms Suggest Consumers Are Being Priced Out Of The Market (Forbes)

Toyota auto sales up 3% in November (USA Today)

VW Brand Nov. Sales Plunge 25% Amid Diesel Scandal Fallout (Adage)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

ADESA refocuses on physical auctions (Automotive News)

Auction price trend flip-flop for cars & trucks (Auto Remarketing)

Liquid Motors Launches Service for Aged Inventory (Vehicle Remarketing)

Vehicle price retention to ‘weaken’ in 2016 (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

$1.50 Gas Prices Are Here—and $1 Per Gallon Could Be Next (Time)

Older Drivers Are OK With Tech Features, If They Improve Safety (Forbes)

The most dangerous states to drive in (USA Today)

This Book Has Kept American Drivers Safe for 50 Years (Time)

We May Be Sacrificing Our Remaining Privacy For Self-Driving Cars (Forbes)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Hyundai sets land speed record with fuel-cell Tuscon (autoblog)

New Clarkson-less Top Gear will premiere on May 8th (The Verge)

Petersen Automotive Museum reopens with dramatic architecture, interactive exhibits (LA Times)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Cadillac rolls out repair network for aluminum-intensive CT6 sedan (Automotive News)

Fiat Chrysler recalling Dodge Darts for brake issue (Detroit Free Press)

-General Business & Executive News-

A company that pays people to wrap their cars in ads is becoming the Uber for advertisers (Business Insider)

Amazon trucks hit the road to speed deliveries (CNN Money)

Digital Ad Industry Loses $8.2B Via Fraud And Flaws In Supply Chain (Media Post)

Forecast: TV Ad Growth To Rise Nearly 5% In 2016 (Media Post)

Google Car Loan Calculator In Beta; Could Offer Consumer Auto Loan Service (DrivingSales)

Icahn takes 12 percent stake in Pep Boys, sees fit for rival (Reuters)

New Domains .Cars, .Car, and .Auto Launching Specifically for the Auto Industry (Driving Sales)

Online car-buying tool backed by group of auto industry players (Auto Remarketing)

Uber now valued at $62B after new $2B raise (USA Today)

U.S. Delays 'Quiet Car' Rules for Hybrids, Electric Cars (Ratchet and Wrench)

U.S. manufacturing contracts, but rest of economy humming along (Reuters)

Yahoo Board, Sticking by Mayer, to Decide on Spinoff by End of Weekend (re/code)

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