Top Automotive Industry News for Week of October 29 - November 4, 2018

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week October 29, 2018 -November 4, 2018.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Every Mid-Size Luxury Crossover and SUV Ranked from Worst to Best (Car and Driver)

Faraday Future's Rough Road: Funds Sought As Cofounders Depart, Workers Furloughed (Forbes)

Ford could provide a 40% return in the year ahead as restructuring takes hold, Goldman says (CNBC)

GM memo: We must cut costs, can't wait to see what happens in industry (Detroit Free Press)

GM Throws Weight Behind Nationwide Electric-Car Quota (

GM to offer buyout to some workers in cost-cutting move: DJ (CNBC)

Jaguar Land Rover undergoes $3.2 billion turnaround plan as sales slump (autoblog)

Tesla electric vehicles will park themselves in 2019, Elon Musk says (USA Today)

Tesla’s third-largest shareholder says it’s willing to pump more money into the company (CNBC)

The brutal and extreme tests Ram, Ford, Chevy run on trucks (Detroit Free Press)

US regulators subpoenaed Tesla Model 3 production forecasts, data (USA Today)

Volvo and Baidu join forces to mass produce self-driving electric cars in China (CNBC)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Cadillac cancels its car subscription program after just two years (autoblog)

Ford, Volkswagen explore driverless venture to challenge Tesla, Waymo (MarketWatch)

GM is making e-bikes as it expands beyond cars (autoblog)

Hyundai, Kia Motors to develop new solar charging tech for vehicles (Reuters)

Uber details why its driverless SUV killed a pedestrian and how it's working to fix safety problems (LA Times)

Uber says it's ready to start testing self-driving cars again (Mashable)

VW and Intel's Mobileye Will Launch Autonomous Ride-Hailing Service In Israel Next Year (Forbes)

Waymo Gets California's Okay For Human-Free Driving Tests As Robo-Car Skepticism Rises (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

5 hottest-selling U.S. vehicles in October: Tesla, Toyota, Subaru make the list (USA Today)

FCA, Honda and VW Lead October Auto Sales (The Detroit Bureau)

GM Financial: More Loans, Fewer Leases in Q3 (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Luxury car owners trade up for American pickups as Ford, GM and Dodge trucks dominate market (CNBC)

New Vehicle Prices Continue to Rise in Fourth Quarter (The Detroit Bureau)

Rising interest rates and prices hurt October auto sales, with SUVs still faring better than cars (USA Today)

Rising interest rates pinch U.S. auto sales, consumer confidence (Reuters)

Vehicle sales reached 11-month high in October (MarketWatch)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Car Depreciation Reaches 10-Month High (Vehicle Remarketing)

Lane watch: Wintry chill hits wholesale prices (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

A Comfortable Place to Spend 38,000 Hours Behind the Wheel (The New York Times)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

140-car collection headed to Mecum’s Las Vegas auction (ClassicCars)

Here are the most Googled car brands of 2018 (autoblog)

-Automotive Servicing News-

AAA offers free Lyft rides to and from repair shops (autoblog)

New car safety technology saves lives — but can double the cost of repairs (NBC)

Stalling prompts recall of 2019 Jeep Cherokees with 2.4-liter engines (Detroit Free Press)

Subaru, Toyota recall 165,000 U.S. cars with defect that could lead to engine stalling (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

Broadcom makes $1 billion patent claim against Volkswagen: Der Spiegel (Reuters)

New Autotrader Experience Helps Car Shoppers Accelerate Their Deal, Buy Faster From The Palm of Their Hands (PR Newswire)

U.S. Auto Industry's October Surprise (Forbes)

With $50M investment, AutoNation obtains 7% stake in Vroom (Auto Remarketing)

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