Top Automotive Industry News for Week of October 12 - October 18, 2015

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of October 12, 2015 - October 18, 2015.

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

-AEA Membership News-

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Aston Martin to cut 15 percent of workforce (autoblog)

Aston Martin's losses triple in 2014 (Automotive News)

At least 30 involved in VW diesel cheat: Spiegel (Reuters)

Automakers Desperate To Attract Younger Generation of Workers (The Truth About Cars)

Can Audi's 'Progressive Luxury' Positioning Survive Scandal? (Advertising Age)

Domestic Auto Brands Gain Solid Showing in J.D. Power's Mobile Website Study (Motley Fool)

Everything we know as UAW workers prepare to vote (Detroit Free Press)

Ferrari sets $1 billion IPO. Ticker symbol? RACE (CNN Money)

Ferrari will increase production by 30% to 9,000 cars per year (autoblog)

Fiat Chrysler's proposed labor deal could kill the Dodge Viper in 2017 (Mashable)

GM global sales down 1.3% in first 9 months of 2015 (The Detroit News)

GM Working On Self-Driving Tech Behind Closed Doors (DrivingSales)

Green Car of the Year finalists prepare for the Los Angeles Auto Show (CNet)

How Ford CEO Mark Fields Is Channeling Henry Ford To Solve Society's Mobility Problems (Forbes)

New auto group formed to prevent cyberattacks (The Detroit News)

Lawyers accuse GM of violating DOJ consent agreement (The Detroit News)

Study Shows Daimler, Audi, BMW and GM Are The Leading OEMs In Development Of Autonomous Vehicles (DrivingSales)

Tesla’s Coolest Feature Isn’t the New Autopilot System (Time)

Toyota expects to sell 30,000 fuel cell vehicles a year by 2020 (autoblog)

Toyota, GM Dominate Motorist Choice Awards (The Detroit Bureau)

Toyota Targets 90% Emissions Reduction by 2050 on Fuel Cells (Bloomberg)

Volvo will debut plug-in hybrids across entire car line (USA Today)

VW Diesel Cheating Could Lead To Auditing Of Automotive Software (Forbes)

VW says can bounce back as recalls 8.5 million EU cars (Reuters)

VW's North America business chief resigns just weeks after taking job (LA Times)

Winterkorn steps down as CEO of Porsche Holding, VW's biggest shareholder (Automotive News)

With Autopilot, Tesla Takes Different Road Than Rivals Toward Self-Driving Cars (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

A Primer on Mobile Wallets and How Dealers Can Benefit From Them (Driving Sales)

American Seniors and Millennials – Two Huge Opportunities for the Auto Industry (Driving Sales)

AutoNation's website retooling pays off (Automotive News)

Carvana continues Texas expansion (Auto Remarketing)

Chase, Wells Fargo reap double-digit gains in Q3 loan volume (Automotive News)

DrivingSales Consumer Experience Study (DrivingSales)

Finalists Chosen for Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards (Auto Dealer Monthly)

GM’s Third-Quarter Global Sales Fall 3.1% (WSJ)

Grant Cardone shares his thoughts on one-price, no-haggle selling (CBT News)

Mercedes Beats BMW, Audi in September as China Sales Rise (Bloomberg)

Outlook good for U.S. auto sales — until 2017 (Detroit Free Press)

Prices of used VW diesels starting to drop in some areas (autoblog)

The brands that stand to benefit from VW’s emissions scandal (CBT News)

Volkswagen group sales fall 1.5 percent in September (CNBC)

Why 75% of electric-car buyers don't buy electric cars (CNBC)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Depreciation On Pace to Reach 14% by Year-End, Black Book Reports (Auto Dealer Monthly)

September Depreciation Flat, Truck Segments Show Strength (Vehicle Remarketing)

Volkswagen Diesels Showing Higher Depreciation (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Gas Prices Remain Steady, but OPEC Expects 2016 Rise (The Detroit Bureau)

This Map Shows the Location of Every Traffic Camera in the U.S. (Time)

Top 15 vehicles owners keep for 10 years (Auto Remarketing)

Volkswagen owners can check database to see if their car is affected (USA Today)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Cool movie cars from the '60s, '70s & '80s (USA Today)

Jay Leno’s show on cars has biggest debut in CNBC history (Fortune)

France’s Funkiest ‘Car’ Finally Hits America (WIRED)

-Automotive Servicing News-

GM adds some 2015 models to massive air bag recall (USA Today)

Kia recalls 377K SUVs that can shift out of park (USA Today)

VW recalling 2.4M cars in Germany over software cheat (autoblog)

-General Business & Executive News-

Cars.com Mobile App No. 1 for Visitors and Engagement Among Third-Party Automotive Sites (MarketWatch)

Colorado's Jeff Carlson Elected NADA Chairman for 2016 (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Consumer Sentiment in U.S. Exceeds Forecast as Finances Improve (Bloomberg)

Finally, a Small Victory for TrueCar, Inc. Investors After a Brutal Summer (Motley Fool)

Q&A: GM CEO Mary Barra on Volkswagen, Apple, Fiat Chrysler (USA Today)

Japan Fund on $10 Billion Quest to Discover the Next Elon Musk (Bloomberg Business)

Mobile Spend By Local Advertisers Forecast To Hit $6.5B By 2019 (MediaPost)

NY dealer group sues Autotrader for $1.5M (Auto Remarketing)

The 7 Consistent Routines of Geniuses (Inc.)

U.S. auto market nearing peak with 'pull back' expected after 2017, IHS says (Automotive News)

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