Top Automotive Industry News for Week of October 19 - October 25, 2015

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of October 19, 2015 - October 25, 2015.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

A look at the week’s top OEM headlines (CBT News)

Aston Martin unveils all-electric RapidE (LA Times)

Automakers watchful of Hurricane Patricia as it approaches Mexico (Reuters)

Automakers Will Be More Dependent On Smart Software Engineers In The Future (Forbes)

Car Disrupted: 3D Printed Supercars Will Cut Costs And Emissions (Popular Science)

Consumer Reports finds poor reliability for Tesla Model S (autoblog)

Consumer Reports' Most Reliable Brands (autoblog)

Distraction Dangers Of Voice Command Systems Build Case For Autonomous Vehicles (Forbes)

Done deal: UAW confirms ratification of FCA contract (Detroit Free Press)

Elon Musk: Tesla already fixed Model S problems cited by Consumer Reports (CNN Money)

Ferrari shares trading 16% above IPO issue price of $52 (Market Watch)

GM Faces Sunday Night Strike Deadline in UAW Contract Talks (Bloomberg)

GM, Ford profits have UAW eyeing richer deals than with FCA (Chicago Tribune)

GM Getting High On Truck Profits Again -- Why It's Different This Time (Forbes)

GM hiring 1,200 workers, adds shift at key auto plant (USA Today)

GM, LG partnership on Chevy Bolt may be roadmap for future deals (Reuters)

LG surges 14% on deal to make parts for Chevy Bolt EV (CNBC)

Mitsubishi, Nissan will build mini EV together (autoblog)

Researchers: Self-driving cars should pass driving test (The Detroit News)

Sony looks to get image sensors to new cars (USA Today)

Volkswagen CEO says emissions scandal bill could rise (CNBC)

VW looking at whether more vehicles have cheat software (Reuters)

VW to freeze promotions due to emissions scandal: report (Reuters)

Warning to Silicon Valley: Automaking is hard (USA Today)

With so many jobs to fill, automakers and dealers need to entice young people (Automotive News)

-Automotive Retail News-

A Month Into VW Scandal, No Sales Meltdown (AdAge)

Asbury to 'nurture' Q auto before any expansion (Auto Remarketing)

October U.S. sales predicted to reach highest level since 2001 (Automotive News)

Price of VW diesel cars drops nearly 16% since emissions scandal: KBB (MarketWatch)

Q3 Auto Originiations Up at Wells Fargo, Chase Auto Finance (F&I Magazine)

The Non-Analytical Guide to Google Analytics for Car Dealers (Driving Sales)

The number one feature consumers desire the most (CBT News)

Uber Users Get Free Test-Drives in 2016 BMW 7 Series (Edmunds)

U.S. October auto sales to rise 8 pct; 2015 sales to rise 5 pct-JD Power, LMC (Reuters)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Auction Prices for Volkswagen Diesels Are Dropping (The Truth About Cars)

Broad Declines in Car and Truck Segments (Vehicle Remarketing)

Technology at forefront of auction industry (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Obviously Drivers Are Already Abusing Tesla’s Autopilot (WIRED)

Ninety-Seven Percent Of Consumers Think Distracted Drivers Are A Top Safety Concern Today (KBB)

Voice commands while driving still distracting and risky, AAA study says (LA Times)

Will Autonomous Vehicles Cause Auto Insurance Premiums To Shift From Drivers To OEMs? (DrivingSales)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Marty McFly and Doc Brown Reunited for This Toyota Ad (Time)

Someone Is Selling a $9 Million 1967 ‘Ferrari’ Thomassima on EBay (Bloomberg)

Stanford’s Self-Driving DeLorean Drifts, Does Killer Donuts (WIRED)

These Amazing Solar-Powered Cars Just Raced Across An Entire Country (Time)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Auto-Parts Retailers' Immunity to Drives Stock Surge (Bloomberg)

BMW recalls 6,073 units of i3 and Minis to replace airbag (autoblog)

GM discovers new ignition switch issue, recalling 3,300 vehicles (AP)

Maserati recalls some $141,500 Quattroportes due to fire risk (Automotive News)

Mazda Recalling Over 1 Mil US Cars for Ignition Switch Defect (The Detroit Bureau)

NHTSA delays Takata recall decision until Thanksgiving (autoblog)

Takata Airbag Inquiry Widens (CNBC)

Toyota to recall 6.5 mln cars to fix power window switch (CNBC)

-General Business & Executive News-

A First Look at Nielsen's Total Audience Measurement and How It Will Change the Industry (AdWeek)

Apple's Cook sees "massive change" for auto industry (USA Today)

AutoNation to Acquire Large Group in Texas (The Banks Report)

Autonomous vehicles could shrink U.S. personal auto insurance sector by 60% (PropertyCasualty360)

Banking Regulator Issues Warning to Auto Finance Industry (F&I Magazine)

California Moves to Accelerate Plug-in Electric Vehicle Adoption (Ratchet and Wrench)

Congress weighs giveaways to auto, trucking industries, snubs changes sought by safety groups (U.S. News & World Report)

Consumer Lawsuits Against Volkswagen Mushroom Following Diesel-Emissions Scandal (Edumnds)

Dealer Raises $100 Million For Children In Need (DrivingSales)

Domino's Gets Into the Car Business With DXP Pizza-Delivery Vehicle (Forbes)

DrivingSales Executive Summit Recap (DrivingSales)

Dust still unsettled for VW (Automotive News)

For Every $3 Spent on Digital Ads, Fraud Takes $1 (AdAge)

Lithia keeps acquisition sights high (Auto Remarketing)

NADA Convention Posts 12% Attendee Increase During First Week of Registration (Auto Dealer Monthly)

New York Dealer Claims Autotrader Inflated Views of Vehicle Listings (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Sky taxis are about to become a reality (CNN)

Uber Refueling Its Warchest Yet Again, At A Valuation Of Up To $70BN (TechCrunch)

Used Car Marketplace Website Beepi Forced To Reduce Valuation (DrivingSales)

Yahoo has signed a deal with Google to provide search ads (Business Insider)

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