Top Automotive Industry News for Week of October 2 - October 8, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week October 2, 2017 - October 8, 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-

Auto companies scrambling to catch up with Tesla and tech firms, Morgan Stanley analyst says (CNBC)

Behind Automakers' Electric Hype, A More Conventional Future Is Taking Shape (Forbes)

BMW, Mini Assimilate Full Amazon Alexa Skill Set (

Denso to invest $1 billion in Tenn. to supply EVs, autonomous cars (Automotive News)

Electric car makers with no infrastructure plan can't be taken seriously, says analyst (CNBC)

Ferrari may go all electric one day, whether fans want it to or not (CNBC)

Ford's new plan: Invest heavily in electric and slash $14B in costs (USA Today)

Ford's Plan For More Smart Vehicles And Services Won't Work If It Doesn't Fix Its Business Today (Forbes)

General Motors Is Going All Electric (WIRED)

GM, Ford, Toyota lead rebound in U.S. auto sales (USA Today)

GM in talks with U.S. military for new fuel cell platform (Automotive News)

Honda Shutting Japanese Plant, Focusing on EV Production (The Detroit Bureau)

In Building An Electric Car, Dyson Goes It’s Own Way (Wired)

Mitsubishi e-Evolution greener and smarter, thanks to AI (Automotive News)

New Report Details Impact of US Automakers on Economy (The Detroit Bureau)

Nissan accused of snooping in labor’s fight for South (The Detroit News)

Renault wants half its cars to be electric or hybrid in 2022 (USA Today)

Sales up 12% at GM, 8.7% at Ford, as Fiat Chrysler drops 10% in September (Detroit Free Press)

Tesla's Core Business Is Bleeding Cash And The Model 3 Is Not Speeding To The Rescue (Forbes)

Toyota Gives Century a New Look for a New … Century? (The Detroit Bureau)

Volkswagen Expands 72,000-Mile Warranty to Virtually Entire 2018 Lineup (

-Automotive Evolution News-

Auto-No-Mo'-Us: Addressing the Totality of the Driverless Car (Car and Driver)

Bill allowing 80,000 self-driving cars on the road passes Senate panel (Detroit Free Press)

California Eyes Ban of Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles (The Detroit Bureau)

Carmakers ready robot cars as federal rules advance (The Detroit News)

Electric cars will wipe out oil demand equal to Iran's output by 2025, Barclays says (CNBC)

GM more than doubles autonomous vehicle fleet in California (Automotive News)

New cars increasingly crammed with distracting technology (CNBC)

Start-ups to test ‘mobility solutions’ at Mcity (The Detroit News)

-Automotive Retail News-

Auto sales spike is the start of 'a big cycle turn,' strategist says (CNBC)

Best-ever 3rd quarter for CPO vehicle sales (Auto Remarketing)

Black Book’s Index Records Largest Single-Month Increase Since 2012 (Auto Dealer Monthly)

CarGurus joins CDK Global Partner Program (Auto Remarketing)

Carvana opens 1st Florida vending machine (Auto Remarketing) introduces Autotrader, KBB site optimization to personalize dealer content for shoppers (Auto Remarketing)

Fast gains for dealership's slower process (Automotive News)

Hurricane recovery helps boost U.S. September new auto sales (Reuters)

KBB: September’s Avg. New-Vehicle Price Up $144 From a Year Ago (Auto Dealer Monthly)

September was best auto sales month of the year (The Detroit News)

What's Moving; U.S. Auto Sales (The Wall Street Journal)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Luxury Vehicles Lead Weekly Depreciation (Vehicle Remarketing)

Typical fall trends make their way into the lanes (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Collisions more common in urban areas, but rural deaths higher (autoblog)

Driving drunk or on drugs in a driverless car should be legal, expert body says (CNBC)

For Electric Car Owners, ‘Range Anxiety’ Gives Way to ‘Charging Time Trauma’ (The New York Times)

Here's Where To Find The Nation's Worst Traffic Tie-Ups (Forbes)

Which cars are most distracting? AAA study reveals offenders (USA Today)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

I drove the fastest car in the world...and it ruined me (CNBC)

This Is the Secret Room Where the Ford Model T Was Developed Photo Gallery (Car and Driver)

Top chef fits out a Jaguar Land Rover vehicle with fully-loaded kitchen (CNBC)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Fiat Chrysler recall: 700,000 Jeep, Dodge SUVs may need brake fix (USA Today)

Mitsubishi recalls cars to replace Takata air bags (The Detroit News)

Nissan recalls 1.2 million Japan vehicles for re-inspections (USA Today)

Volkswagen, Porsche Recall More Vehicles For Fire Hazard (Forbes)

-General Business & Executive News-

Autobytel Completes Change of Name to AutoWeb and Ticker Symbol to AUTO (Globe Newswire)

KAR acquires remaining interest in TradeRev (Auto Remarketing)

LotLinx Announces Canadian Expansion (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Michigan dealer set to be 2018 NADA chairman (Auto Remarketing)

The Top 10 Startups Looking To Remake the Automotive Industry (Wired)

U.S Consumer Spending Soft in August (Fox Business)

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