Top Automotive Industry News for Week of November 5 - November 11, 2018

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of November 5, 2018 -November 11, 2018.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

First ex-UAW official sentenced in FCA-related scandal; gets 1 year (Detroit Free Press)

Ford plans construction on Michigan Central Depot by year's end (Detroit Free Press)

Former Tesla employee charged with embezzling $9.3 million from Elon Musk's company (MarketWatch)

Is Toyota Next to Pare Back its Passenger Car Line? (The Detroit Bureau)

Tesla picks an insider to be chairwoman, fueling doubt Elon Musk will be reined in (LA Times)

The gas engine still has a long life to live, Aston Martin CEO says (CNBC)

VW planning $21K EV to challenge Tesla (The Detroit News)

VW takes another shot at compact pickup market (The Detroit News)

White House, California to discuss vehicle emissions rules next week (autoblog)

Why GM is moving 3,000 workers from Pontiac to Warren (Detroit Free Press)

-Automotive Evolution News-

8 concept cars that show how technology will dominate the drive of the future (CNBC)

Autonomous Cars Face Big Hurdles; They Will Succeed, But When? (Forbes)

Daimler And Bosch Choose San Jose For Their Silicon Valley Robo-Taxi Service (Forbes)

GM's future lineup will run on electricity, drive itself — and fly (Detroit Free Press)

Mercedes-Benz, Bosch to offer self-driving car rides in San Jose, California (USA Today)

Tesla Drivers Report Autopilot Disengaging While Driving Due To Software Bug (Forbes)

This Robot Truck Startup May Have An Edge Over Waymo In Bad-Weather Driving (Forbes)

Uber rival Taxify says it can grow 100 times bigger in the scooter and ride-hailing market (CNBC)

Uber ups its driver perks with 'Pro' program, including free college education (USA Today)

-Automotive Retail News-

Better inventory listings, lead management anchor more sales (Auto Remarketing)

CarGurus Helps Dealerships Solve for Attribution with More Insight (PR Newswire)

Dealertrack Looks to Speed Car Buying Process (Auto Finance News)

Jumpstart: Car Buyers Want to Negotiate (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Lithia and Shift to operate separately and share technology (Auto Remarketing)

Luxury car owners trade up for American pickups as Ford, GM and Ram trucks dominate market (CNBC)

Millennials Spending Big on Cars — With Auto Loans to Match (The Detroit Bureau)

Used car payments hit record $400 per month as prices top $20,000 (USA Today)

Used-Car Prices Reach 13-Year High in Third Quarter (Vehicle Remarketing)

Used Vehicle Prices Rising, Pushing Buyers to Look at Leasing (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Compact Van Values Dip at Start of November (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Where your car is most likely to be stolen in every state (USA Today)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Inside the World's Most Valuable Hot Wheels Collection (Car and Driver)

With millions at stake, car collectors scour Earth for lost classics (Detroit Free Press)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Mazda to recall 640,000 vehicles globally over diesel engine issue (Reuters)

Subaru recalls nearly 400K vehicles to fix stalling problems (Detroit Free Press)

U.S. agency probes 1.7 million GM SUVs over wiper failures (Reuters)

-General Business & Executive News-

CDK Global Names Brian Krzanich President and Chief Executive Officer (CDK)

Ford buys electric scooter startup Spin, joining competitors Bird and Lime (USA Today)

Harley-Davidson's electric motorcycle signals a big change for the legendary, but troubled, company (CNBC)

Tesla’s Booming Model 3 Sales and More This Week In The Future Of Cars (Wired)

Time Dealer Of The Year (Automotive News)

VW Considers Investing in Ford-Backed Autonomous Unit Argo (Bloomberg)

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