Top Automotive Industry News for Week of October 31 - November 6, 2016

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week October 31, 2016 - November 6, 2016.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

As Auto Market Slows, Nissan and Hyundai Find Rental Lots Are A Good Place To Park Cars (Forbes)

BlackBerry signs software deal with Ford to develop cars of the future (CNBC)

BMW posts flat profit as investments erode margins (CNBC)

BMW sold 100,000 EVs in 3 years, now turns attention to autonomy (autoblog)

Elon Musk surprised at SolarCity deal praise (USA Today)

EPA report shows fuel economy increases despite truck and SUV boom (autoblog)

EPA: Carmakers beat mpg target for 2015 (The Detroit News)

Feds back EV charging network over 25K miles of highways (USA Today)

Fire at Ford World Headquarters forces evacuation (CNBC)

Ford deal is a huge win for BlackBerry (CNBC)

Ford Launches New Safety Tech to Avoid Collisions, Ease Parking (The Detroit Bureau)

Ford U.S. sales fell 12% in October (Detroit Free Press)

Ford's stock slumps after October sales show sharp drop (Market Watch)

Fuel Efficiency in the U.S. Reaches a New Record (Time)

Honda profits up on cost-cutting, lifts forecasts (Yahoo)

Judge: VW closer to deal on polluting diesel V-6 cars (USA Today)

Kia Wants You to “Live the Autonomous Life” with Four Self-Driving Concepts (The Detroit Bureau)

Lincoln is making real luxury cars again (CNN Money)

Mazda Caputures Top US Fuel Economy Honors – Again (The Detroit Bureau)

Stop-start systems rolling out on more cars (The Detroit News)

Takata readying possible bankruptcy filing (USA Today)

Toyota to test car-sharing system that doesn't use keys (CNBC)

Toyota, VW and Bosch lead Google in self-driving technology patents (Automotive News)

Volkswagen board to discuss brand overhaul on Nov. 4 (CNBC)

VW board to discuss cost cuts on Friday, deal may be weeks away (Reuters)

-Automotive Retail News-

Auto sales fall three straight months for first time since recession (The Detroit News)

CPO sales down, but still ahead of record 2015 (Auto Remarketing)

Does one price selling work for the dealer that started it? (CBT News)

Falling Used Car Prices May Provide Good Value, But Suspect Safety (The Detroit Bureau)

Fletcher Jones Targets Millennials With New Car-Buying App (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Ford Launches Early ‘Black Friday’ Clearance Sale (WSJ)

How The Election Is Adversely Affecting Car Sales (Forbes)

October US Auto Sales Hit the Skids (The Detroit Bureau)

October’s Sales Numbers (CBT News)

October U.S Light-Vehicle Sales Hit Best SAAR in 2016 (Wards Auto)

Public groups post higher F&I gross profit per vehicle; Lithia, Asbury see growth ahead (Automotive News)

Sonic touts EchoPark growth, more expansion ahead (Auto Remarketing)

U.S. auto sales drop 6 percent despite discounts, GM off 1.7 percent (Reuters)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

2016 National Remarketing Executives of the Year (Auto Remarketing)

Black Book: Small Cars Falter, Small Pickups Prosper in October (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Crossovers and SUVs Seeing Sharper Depreciation (Vehicle Remarketing)

Domestic cars lead heightened depreciation heading into Q4 (Auto Remarketing)

October New-Vehicle Transaction Prices Rise 2.3% (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

California's electric-car rebates jump for lower-income buyers and vanish for more high earners (LA Times)

More Cars Are Getting Stolen Because Owners Are Basically Asking for It (Time)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Alleged Counterfeiters Busted At 2016 SEMA Show (MotorTrend)

Detroit 3 break out the big guns for SEMA (The Detroit News)

Hacker quits plan to sell a $999 self-driving car kit (LA Times)

This Week’s Top Photos: The 2016 SEMA show edition (Motor Authority)

-Automotive Servicing News-

300K Hondas with faulty airbags remain unrepaired (The Detroit News)

Unotifi Integrates myCarfax Service Shop Tools Into CRM System (Auto Dealer Monthly)

-General Business & Executive News-

American Axle Agrees To Acquire Metaldyne (Nasdaq)

Auto Insurance Premiums Based on Facebook Posts? No, Says Facebook (AdWeek)

Fears rise over auto loan crisis as repo men see sales’ dark side (Financial Times)

Gifter or Grinch: eBay Motors Reveals One-Third of Consumers Gift Vehicles Thoughtfully (Business Wire)

Jay Leno: Tesla's autopilot is the future, but calling cars 'driverless' is a misnomer (CNBC)

Sold Calif. Dealership Leaves Customers With Worthless Lifetime Service Package (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Study Indicates That Google’s Possum Update Significantly Impacted Local Search Results (DrivingSales)

The Fed Is All Set For A December Hike, What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (Forbes)

The rise of electric cars could kill thousands of auto manufacturing jobs (Business Insider)

Uber partners with GM's Maven car-sharing program (CNBC)

Uber Sued For Predatory Pricing By San Francisco Taxi Company (Forbes)

U.S. consumer spending ends third-quarter with strong momentum (Reuters)

Volkswagen chairman probed over emissions scandal (CNN)

Watson In Tow, GM's OnStar Aims To Prove Marketing Worth of Hard-Wiring To the Car (Forbes)

Why the Next President Will Face an Automotive Revolution (NBC News)

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