Top Automotive Industry News for Week of October 10 - October 16, 2016

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week October 10, 2016 - October 16, 2016.

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

-AEA Membership News-

The next AEA Reception will be held in Las Vegas on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 from 6pm – 9pm. All current AEA Members have been emailed their invitation, so please make sure you RSVP via the email link if you plan to attend. Contact with any questions.

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

2017 Toyota Highlander - Toyota's first ever SUV to feature start-stop technology (AutoSpies)

Android Auto comes to more than 100 car models for 2017 (Detroit Free Press)

BMW CEO Targets Changes Reshaping Company, Industry (The Detroit Bureau)

BMW sees radical transition in auto industry (USA Today)

Carmakers Face Tough Test as Market Flattens (The Detroit Bureau)

Dodge Viper ordering halted amid car’s final year (The Detroit News)

Exclusive: Carmakers forced back to bigger engines in new emissions era (Reuters)

Fiat Chrysler to unveil Alfa Romeo SUV next month (The Detroit News)

Ford halts Mustang production for week amid slow sales (The Detroit News)

Ford Super Duty Takes Truck of Texas Title (The Detroit Bureau)

German Government Asks Tesla To Rename "Autopilot," And Drivers To Read Their Owner's Manual (Forbes)

Honda expands SUV production in U.S. (Reuters)

Meet the Woman Who Designed Google’s Self-Driving Car (Time)

Mercedes extends luxury sales lead in bid to unseat BMW (Automotive News)

Obama Weighs In On Societal And Economic Impact Of Self-Driving Cars (Forbes)

On gas mileage, automakers now victims of own success (USA Today)

Sign of the Times: New CR-V Set to Replace Civic, Accord as Honda’s Best Seller (The Detroit Bureau)

Tesla mystery news may be quantum Autopilot leap (USA Today)

Tesla needs $12 billion through 2018, key analyst says (CNBC)

Tesla to unveil new product on Oct. 17 (USA Today)

Tesla, SolarCity schedule merger meeting for Nov. 17 (Market Watch)

The new and first all-aluminum 2017 BMW 5-Series is here (egmCarTech)

This Weeks OEM Headlines (CBT News)

Toyota and Suzuki Say They Are Considering an Alliance (The New York Times)

Toyota raises concerns about California self-driving oversight (Reuters)

Toyota says most Calif. employees making move to new Texas headquarters (Automotive News)

VW could cut 25,000 jobs over 10 years as workers retire leftright 2/2leftright (Reuters)

Will Autonomous Cars Signal Doom For the SUV? (Motortrend)

-Automotive Retail News-

2016 CPO sales likely to top previous record (Auto Remarketing)

Auto Dealers Cheer CFPB Ruling (The Detroit Bureau)

Auto Nation takes car shopping to new heights (CBT News)

Car buying in one click (CBT News)

Carvana Expands to Cincinnati Market (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Dealerships clean up, reopen after Hurricane Matthew (Automotive News)

Dealertrack: Millennial Stereotypes Aren't Entirely True (Auto Dealer Monthly)

New JD Power study about vehicle technology training (CBT News)

Safe And Sound: Cars With The Best Crash Ratings And Resale Values (Forbes)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

'Won't be long' before online is biggest wholesale vehicle channel (Auto Remarketing)

Full-Size Pickup Truck Retention Shows First Drop in 4 Years (Vehicle Remarketing)

September wholesale prices flat on sequential basis (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Drivers are fed up with voice commands but rave about these in-car technologies (CNBC)

Gas prices up 4 cents to $2.29 a gallon (CNBC)

One Day, Cars Will Connect With Your Fridge and Your Heartbeat (The New York Times)

Riding Tesla's Supercharger Highway: Intricacies Of An Electric Roadtrip, San Diego To San

Francisco (Forbes)

Speeding Is One of Top Deadly Mistakes Teen Drivers Make, New Survey Shows (Forbes)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Beverly Hills, land of Ferraris and Lamborghinis, seeks status as driverless-car innovator (LA


‘Ford’s Garage’ restaurant coming to Dearborn (The Detroit News)

New Turbo-charged Episodes of CNBC’s ‘Jay Leno's Garage’ Return This November (CNBC)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Faulty headlights prompt Lincoln Continental recall (The Detroit News)

Honda recalls 350,000 2016 Civics for brake defect (USA Today)

Potentially deadly brake defect triggers Toyota Prius recall (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

Continental buys auto supplier Konrad Hornschuch (Reuters)

DRIVIN Launches Marketplace Platform (Auto Dealer Monthly)

GM’s Maven adds car-sharing in San Francisco (The Detroit News)

Nissan And Ford CEOs To Keynote 2017 CES As Auto Presence Expands (Forbes)

Retailers are finally realizing that starting Black Friday on Thanksgiving is a terrible idea (Business Insider)

Strong auto purchases lift U.S. retail sales; inflation stirring (Reuters)

TrueCar Partners with Hearst Autos to Launch New Car Buying Service on (Yahoo)

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