Top Automotive Industry News for Week of November 6 - November 12, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week November 6, 2017 - November 12, 2017.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Can gas engines be greener than electric vehicles? Depends on electricity source (Detroit Free Press)

CEO: Ford's 'business is computing,' not just making cars (USA Today)

FBI’s UAW training center probe widens to GM, Ford (The Detroit News)

FCA hopes to win approval for diesel fix by spring (Automotive News)

Ford, Chinese partner form electric car venture (USA Today)

Hyundai May Build New Pickup, SUV in U.S. (The Detroit Bureau)

Is the Ground Collapsing Under the UAW? (The Detroit Bureau)

Nissan Q2 Earnings Hurt by Inspection Debacle (The Detroit Bureau)

Opel’s New Owner Vows to Make What General Motors Couldn’t: Money (The New York Times)

Opel, Vauxhall seek to avoid forced layoffs in turnaround (USA Today)

Ten Automakers Earn Perfect Scores LGBTQ Equality (The Detroit Bureau)

Tesla bought a company to help automate its factories (CNBC)

VW, Google Pair Up to Use Quantum Computers (The Detroit Bureau)

When Designing Luxury Cars Is Like Making Jewelry. And Friends. (The New York Times)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Autonomous cars likely to transport elderly, children in future (Detroit Free Press)

Flying cars? Uber, NASA see them in Los Angeles skies by 2020 (USA Today)

Former GM vice chairman: 'It is absolutely inevitable — human-driven vehicles are on their way out' (CNBC)

GM to lay out vision for autonomous vehicles (Automotive News)

Hertz has profitable role to play in ride-hailing, CEO says (Automotive News)

In a self-driving car first, ride with Waymo and there's no driver (USA Today)

OPEC sees a future world with fewer cars (Automotive News)

U.S. safety board to probe self-driving shuttle crash in Las Vegas (Reuters)

Waymo will now put self-driving vans on public roads with nobody at the wheel (LA Times)

-Automotive Retail News-

2 ingredients keep Black Book index moving higher (Auto Remarketing)

CDK demands commitment from dealers (Automotive News)

Death of the auto dealer? One analyst sees the day coming (CNBC)

Group 1 hikes dividend for second time in 2017 (Automotive News)

Pickup sales and cash on the hood drive Oct. sales (The Detroit News)

Slow Transition to 2018 Model Year (DrivingSales)

Study: Brand loyalty, growing mass market interest give rise to luxury segment sales (Auto Remarketing)

The biggest problem with electrified cars may be car buyers (CNBC)

The Year's Biggest Winners And Losers Among SUVs And Trucks (Forbes)

US News names Best CPO Program (Auto Remarketing)

Will the Republican Plan to Zap the EV Tax Credit Kill Electric Cars? (Car and Driver)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

ACV Auctions CEO aims to change wholesale via tech (Auto Remarketing)

Manheim Launches Dealer Sales Channel (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Manheim's Used Vehicle Values Rise 6 Straight Months (Vehicle Remarketing)

Weekly Car and Truck Depreciation Rises (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Demand Driving Up Gas Prices Across US (The Detroit Bureau)

Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and EV Buyer's Guide: Which one do you want? (autoblog)

If you want your electric car to do the most good for the Earth, move to Albania. (LA Times)

Oil hits 2-year high, driving up gas prices (USA Today)

These are the 10 best-selling cars of 2017 -- so far (USA Today)

The Year's Biggest New-Car Winners And Losers (Forbes)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Autonomous tech will drive motorheads off the road (autoblog)

Finally, A Test Drive Of Bugatti's New $3 Million Chiron Supercar (Forbes)

This $2.6 million sports car is one of the fastest on the planet—and Floyd Mayweather once owned it (CNBC)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Honda to recall vehicles with improperly installed replacement airbag inflators (Automotive News)

-General Business & Executive News-

Ally Increases Financing of Retail Contracts for Carvana to $2 Billion (PR Newswire)

Carl Icahn, the Car Guy: Why He Bets on Hertz, Lyft and Pep Boys (Bloomberg) Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results (

EU pushes cut in car emissions, boost for electric vehicles (USA Today)

Hurricanes Blow Through U.S. Economy: Cars, Drugs, Phones, Food (Bloomberg)

J.D. Power study ranks Enterprise highest in customer satisfaction (Auto Remarketing)

Lutz Predicts End of Automotive in 20 Years, Do the Math, It Ain’t Happening (The Banks Report)

Norm Reeves Dealerships to Pay $1.4 Million for Violating 2014 FTC Order (Auto Dealer Monthly)

TrueCar Reports Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results (Globe Newswire)

Uber confirms SoftBank has agreed to invest billions (TechCrunch)

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