Top Automotive Industry News for Week of October 26 - November 1, 2015

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of October 26, 2015 - November 1, 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)

Automakers struggle to bring affordable diesel cars to U.S. market (LA Times)

Boy, Honda’s Not Giving Up This Whole Hydrogen Car Thing (WIRED)

Can Detroit Beat Google to the Self-Driving Car? (Bloomberg)

Crash data for self-driving cars may not tell whole story (CNBC)

FCA Posts Q3 Loss Due to Recall Costs (The Detroit Bureau)

Federal monitor for GM appointed in ignition switch settlement (Reuters)

Ford Profit Soars in 3rd Quarter, Propelled by F-150 Truck Sales (NY Times)

GM workers get sweeter deal than FCA (Detroit Free Press)

GM promises additional US investment to secure 3,300 jobs (CNBC)

Honda takes on Toyota Mirai with roomier fuel cell sedan (Automotive News)

Is Tesla Doomed? (Road & Track)

Mazda brings back the rotary engine with RX-Vision (LA Times)

Meet the Companies Building Self-Driving Cars for Google and Tesla (And Maybe Apple) (recode)

Middle-Class Comeback: Autoworkers Get Another Good Deal, This Time From GM (Forbes)

Motor Trend: Tesla quicker than Ferrari, Bugatti (CNN Money)

Nissan creates rolling box of digital goodies (USA Today)

Nissan Is 'Racing Forward' With Autonomous Cars, Says CEO Carlos Ghosn (Forbes)

Toyota Pushes Design Boundaries with FCV Plus (The Detroit Bureau)

Toyota shoves Volkswagen aside, takes global auto sales crown (LA Times)

Toyota's lofty 2050 emissions goal a wake-up call for suppliers (Automotive News)

Volkswagen shares rise despite billions of losses (CNBC)

Volkswagen, Hit by Emissions Scandal, Posts Its First Loss in Years (New York Times)

VW eyes 10-20 people responsible for emissions rigging: source (Reuters)

-Automotive Retail News-

Ally Financial profit slumps on fewer auto loans (Reuters)

AutoNation’s Q3 used retail sales surpass 56K (Auto Remarketing)

Calif. DMV Puts Tesla Motors on Notice (Auto Dealer Monthly)

eBay Motors Reveals the Future of Automotive Retail (BusinessWire)

How this dealer group is improving sales and F&I with one process (CBT News)

Hyundai Sells 10 Millionth Vehicle in the U.S. (Motor Trend)

If new cars keep getting better, why is buyer satisfaction plunging? (Digital Trends)

KBB Predicts 12% Increase in New-Vehicle Sales (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Leaked plan reveals big Ford incentives on the way (Detroit Free Press)

More evidence of millennials not understanding credit (Auto Remarketing)

Nearly One-Third of Car Shoppers Will Consider Buying an EV, Study Says (Edmunds)

October used-vehicle sales may crack 3M units (Auto Remarketing)

U.S. Auto Sales Could Break A Record This Year, Forecasters Say (Forbes)

VW dealers offer hefty discounts as diesel crisis keeps U.S. buyers away (Reuters)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Manheim aims to ease frontline-ready process (Auto Remarketing)

SUVs see auction prices dip after ‘stable’ weeks (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Car owners can modify vehicle software: U.S. copyright authorities (Reuters)

More millennials give thumbs up to auto insurance companies (Insurance Business)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Driving James Bond's Aston Martin DB10 From 'SPECTRE' (Forbes)

Tony Soprano’s Cadillac Escalade Up for Auction (Vehicle Remarketing)

Wild car designs debut at Tokyo Motor Show (USA Today)

-Automotive Servicing News-

BMW Required Mini Owners To Service Vehicles At Franchise Dealerships (DrivingSales)

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 894K SUVs for Brake, Air Bag Trouble (ABC News)

Ford issues three new recalls covering 131,000 vehicles (The Detroit News)

GM tells 1.41M owners don’t park in garages before fix (The Detroit News)

Honda to Recall 300,000 Accords for Airbag Problem (New York Times)

Maserati Recalls Some $141,500 Quattroportes Due to Risk of Fire (Bloomberg)

Mercedes-Benz recalls 3,800 total vehicles in two campaigns (autoblog)

Mini recalls 86,000 cars to fix power steering problems (CNBC)

Ram recalling 65k trucks for rear-axle heat treating (autoblog)

-General Business & Executive News-

AutoNation to acquire 12 Texas stores with $800M in sales (MarketWatch)

Better late than never? Samsung IT arms push into autos (Reuters)

Bridgestone to Buy Pep Boys for $835 Million (NY Times)

CDK’s free product aims to bolster dealer data security (Auto Remarketing)

Exclusive: McGraw Hill explores sale of J.D. Power unit – sources (Reuters)

Facebook Testing ‘Local Market’ Feature To Compete With Craigslist (DrivingSales)

GM CEO Mary Barra to keynote at CES Conference (Detroit News)

NADA: Employee Salaries at New-Car Dealerships Rise (Auto Dealer Monthly)

No Fed rate hike expected this week (USA Today)

Raycom Media Acquires PureCars (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Self-driving car safety: The early word is mixed (CBS News)

Toyota takes a small detour into car sharing (Fortune)

Weak U.S. business spending plans point to slower economic growth (Reuters)

Why Visa is making the leasing process as easy as possible (CBT News)

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