Top Automotive Industry News for Week of October 5 - October 11, 2015

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of October 5, 2015 - October 11, 2015.

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

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

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

Bosch's popular diesel engine software was not preprogrammed to cheat (Reuters)

California gives Volkswagen November 20 deadline for technical fix in diesel scandal (Reuters)

Ferrari could be worth $12.4B in its looming initial public offering (USA Today)

Fiat Chrysler announces management changes (The Detroit News)

Four more carmakers join emissions rigging list: Guardian (CNBC)

GM wants hackers to report any 'vulnerabilities' they might discover (Mashable)

Here’s Why Car Companies Need Silicon Valley (Time)

Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Delivers Better Range, MPGe Than Expected (CheatSheet)

Mercedes-Benz makes another move to add more dealerships (CBT News)

Newer Fiat Chrysler workers could hit $29-an-hour (USA Today)

Revised FCA contract deal boosts newer workers to top-wage status in 8 years (Automotive News)

Subaru Will Introduce a New Forester and ‘Future’ Concept (CheatSheet)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Dings German Carmakers, Apple (Forbes)

Tesla Model Y hinted at in deleted Elon Musk Tweet (autoblog)

Texas sues Volkswagen, Audi over diesel emissions cheating (Mashable)

Toyota aims to build autonomous car around 2020 [w/videos] (autoblog)

Volkswagen U.S. CEO: It may take years to fix cars (USA Today)

Volvo accepts full liability for its cars in autonomous mode (Mashable)

VW brand faces full-year loss on scandal costs: sources (Reuters)

VW of America boss Horn was aware of diesel cheat 18 months ago (autoblog)

Why The Car Industry Needs To Rethink The Dashboard User Interface Design (TechCrunch)

-Automotive Retail News-

2 reasons why dealer performance keeps prices strong (Auto Remarketing)

3 trends show strong financing market (Auto Finance News)

3 Ways to Acquire On-Line and In-Market Car Shoppers (Driving Sales)

Car dealerships normally make a killing from recalls, but not so with Volkswagen (MarketWatch)

Consumers Down on VW Brand, Diesel-Powered Vehicles, Survey Shows (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Diesel Scandal Is Making Pretty Much Every Volkswagen Cheaper (Time)

Ford is teaming up with HSN to target female car buyers (Fortune)

How CPO fared for Big 3 & imports (Auto Remarketing)

Kirk Manzo discusses the possibility of an entirely online car-buying process (CBT News)

Volkswagen Offers $2,000 Customer Loyalty Incentive To Retain Buyers (Edmunds)

What’s next for used-car digital marketing? (Auto Remarketing)

Why Does Offering Service Valet Increase RO Value by 20%? (DrivingSales)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

vAuto/Carfax Program Takes Aim At Auction Evaluation (DrivingSales)

Wholesale price climb reaches 4 months in a row (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

'My car does what?' New auto safety technology leaves some drivers confused (U.S. News & World Report)

The Cars Owners Keep For A Decade Or Longer (Forbes)

Why Gas Prices Just Spiked 20¢ a Gallon in Parts of the U.S. (Time)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Bentley's Bentayga is the first of a new kind of hyper-luxury SUV (Business Insider)

Former Top Gear crew starts filming for Amazon show (autoblog)

-Automotive Servicing News-

GM warns against using wipers on 32,000 near-new SUVs (USA Today)

Nissan Announces Recall of Over 200,000 Versa Subcompacts (Ratchet and Wrench)

The 90-second oil change: Castrol claims a breakthrough (USA Today)

Volkswagen Will Begin a Recall of Scandal-Hit Cars in January, Says Its CEO (Time)

-General Business & Executive News-

5 Ways Self-Driving Cars Will Upend the Economy (Popular Mechanics)

Cox Appoints Dealertrack’s Sundaram to New Post (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Cox, Dealertrack seek to reassure on prices (Automotive News)

Elon Musk, Sam Altman Predict Self-Driving Cars Will Be On The Road In Just A Few Years (TechCrunch)

Facebook Begins Test Run Of ‘Reactions’ Emoji (DrivingSales)

Google denies scooping up your car's data through Android Auto (Engadget)

High court won’t hear dispute over Chrysler dealerships (The Detroit News)

House slams regulators for not catching VW for years (Reuters)

How the VW scandal will change the industry (CNBC)

Is the annual pay raise dead? (USA Today)

NADA Files Second Request for Internal CFPB Documents (F&I Magazine)

New Study Says by 2025, Half of Consumers Under 32 Won’t Pay for Cable (AdWeek)

Stanford Professor Raises Questions About Self-Driving Technology, Auto Industry Takes Note (DrivingSales)

Study Says Uber Putting The Brakes On New Car Sales (MediaPost)

U.A.W. and the Auto Industry (NY Times)

US Officials Ask How ISIS Got So Many Toyota Trucks (ABC News)

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