Top Automotive Industry News for Week of October 16 - October 22, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week October 16, 2017 - October 22, 2017.

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-

Australian car-making ends with last GM plant closing (Detroit Free Press)

Bentley Shuffling CEO and Senior Leadership (The Detroit Bureau)

BMW Expects to Sell 100K Electrified Vehicles in 2017 (The Detroit Bureau)

Cadillac says hands-free driving with its Super Cruise system is 'like riding a monorail.' We try it (LA Times)

Consumer Reports Defends Tesla Model 3 'Average' Reliability Prediction (Forbes)

Consumer Reports lists the most reliable car brands (USA Today)

Crash tests show automakers made strides in passenger safety (CNBC)

Daimler's group profits fall while truck orders bulge (Reuters)

Ford teases fastest-ever Mustang GT coming for 2018 (USA Today)

Mitsubishi Ready to Implement Three-Year Comeback Plan (The Detroit Bureau)

New engines, infotainment bugs hurting auto reliability (CNBC)

Nissan's lax inspections started at least 20 years ago, report says (Automotive News)

Nissan suspending all of its car production in Japan (autoblog)

Tesla Reaches Deal for Shanghai Facility, WSJ Reports (Bloomberg)

Toyota dominates CR reliability survey again; lots of shifts seen among other brands (Automotive News)

Volvo’s Polestar Unveils First Electric Model (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Apple self-driving car sensors appear on Twitter video (CNet)

GM's Cruise will test self-driving cars in New York in 2018 (CNBC)

Mobileye says without safety standards self-driving cars risk being 'a very expensive science experiment' (CNBC)

Self-driving cars could ease traffic, increase sprawl (The Detroit News)

Toyota to test self-driving, talking cars by about 2020 (Reuters)

Why there's a need for protocol on self-driving car accidents (Automotive News)

-Automotive Retail News-

CarStory Launches Dealer Sales Prediction Leaderboard (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Ford, Sam's Club And TrueCar Team Up To Provide Exclusive Sales Event For Sam's Club Members (PR Newswire)

How supercar dealers clinch a sale (The Detroit News)

NADA Data shows dealer profits eroding (Automotive News)

NADA reiterates IRS warning about new phishing scam (Auto Remarketing)

Sonic issues earnings warning because of hurricanes (Automotive News)

Study: Auto dealers jack up car prices with add-ons (USA Today)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Auction volume trends entering Q4 (Auto Remarketing)

Compact crossover SUVs post ‘significant’ price strength (Auto Remarketing)

Non-Houston Used Vehicle Values Fall (Vehicle Remarketing)

Projected October wholesale price move to be half of year-ago figure (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Average Price for Gasoline Continues Sliding (The Detroit Bureau)

This Is How Much It Costs per Year to Own and Drive New Cars and Trucks, AAA Says (Car and Driver)

Yellow Is The Color Of Money When It Comes To A Car's Resale Value (Forbes)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Buying A Vintage Car For Fun And (Perhaps) Profit (Forbes)

Supersonic car pilot Andy Green describes setting the land speed record (autoblog)

Top 10 most-searched vehicles in Autotrader history (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Servicing News-

eBay Motors Provides Instant Access to Car Technicians With New 'Virtual Tech' Feature (PR Newswire)

Ford door latch recall: Automaker to repair 1.3 million F-150, Super Duty pickup trucks (USA Today)

Ford Waited Two Years To Recall 1.3 Million Pickups For Door-Opening Danger (Forbes)

Spare Me? Not So Fast (The Detroit Bureau)

Toyota recalls 310,000 Sienna minivans over rollaway risk (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

Alphabet is leading a $1 billion round in Lyft that values the company at $11 billion (TechCrunch)

Assurant to Buy The Warranty Group in $2.5 Billion Deal (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Australia Mourns the End of Its Car Manufacturing Industry (NY Times)

Autotrader Celebrates 20 Years as Online Car Shopping Pioneer (DrivingSales)

Dealer Files Class Action Lawsuit Against DMS Vendors (The Banks Report)

Flexible car ownership startup Fair nabs up to $1B in debt and equity funding from BMW and Penske (TechCrunch)

GM to settle state ignition claims for $120 million (CNBC)

PSA Group Creates Used Car Peer-to-Peer Marketplace (Vehicle Remarketing)

Subaru Loves Pets is funding pet adoptions and homeless pet transport (autoblog)

U.S. fiscal year deficit widens to $666 billion (Reuters)

Wells Fargo faulted by U.S. regulator for auto insurance abuses: NYT (Reuters)

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