Top Automotive Industry News for Week of September 11 - September 17, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week September 11, 2017 - September 17, 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-

Bernstein: Four reasons electric cars are poised to completely take over (CNBC)

BMW says car keys may be replaced by mobile phone apps (Reuters)

Electric cars, small SUVs dominate buzz at Frankfurt auto show (USA Today)

Hyundai bringing Genesis midsize sedan to U.S. in 2018 (USA Today)

Nissan decries incremental change, seeks dramatic jumps (ABC)

Renault-Nissan Come Even Closer as They Double Down Bet on Battery Power (The Detroit Bureau)

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to launch 12 zero-emission vehicles and a robo-taxi by 2022, chief says (CNBC)

Safety First: Cars With Top Crash Protection And Standard Auto-Braking (Forbes)

SUVs dominate semifinalists for 2018 North American car, truck, utility of the year (Detroit Free Press)

Tesla shares jump almost 3% after Elon Musk teases October reveal of electric semi-truck (CNBC)

Tesla Self-Driving System Faulted by Safety Agency in Crash (The New York Times)

Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz launch electric cars: 'anything Tesla can do, we can do better' (USA Today)

What Comes between i3 and i8? Apparently This New BMW Battery-Electric Concept (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Evolution News-

As U.S. Crafts Robot Vehicle Policy Navistar, Heavy Truckmakers Want In (Forbes)

Daimler’s electric short-haul city trucks are coming to the U.S. (TechCrunch)

Driverless cars on public highways? Go for it, Trump administration says (LA Times)

Facebook promises not to make cars — but is getting into EVs and autonomy (autoblog)

Feds in sync with industry on autonomous cars (Automotive News)

Ford disguised an engineer as a seat for science (The Detroit News)

GM, Cruise Release Third-Generation Robot Car (The Detroit Bureau)

GM shows hand in autonomous vehicle race (The Detroit News)

In the future, cars will be data-collection machines (The Detroit News)

Is Facebook Building An Autonomous Car? (Forbes)

NHTSA Launches Self-Driving Car Education Website (

The Self-Driving Smart Vision EQ Fortwo Concept Removes The Awkwardness Of Ridesharing (Forbes)

U.S. Department Of Transportation Issues Simplified Automated Driving Guidelines (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

Automakers offer discounts for hurricane victims (USA Today)

Carmakers can expect sales surge after Irma, Harvey (The Detroit News) Announces Latest Feature to Enhance Car Shopping Experience (

CDK, ActivEngage Roll Out New Retailing Platform (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Communication platform aims to solve service pain points for dealers & consumers (Auto Remarketing)

‘Disruptive’ Website/App Users Spend More Time Researching Vehicles before Purchasing (J.D.Power)

Dealers wait for power, people to return after Irma (Automotive News)

Florida dealers clearing debris, opening doors (Automotive News)

Hurricane Irma Could Wipe out 400,000 Vehicles (Vehicle Remarketing)

Incentive money shifts to low-interest loans, away from leases (Automotive News)

Lease Credit Approvals Nearly Reach 70% in August (Vehicle Remarketing)

The Most Popular Vehicle in Every State (DrivingSales)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Black Book: Price Moves as Dealers Strive to Replenish Inventory (DrivingSales)

Manheim, ADESA Resume Florida Operations (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Price moves reflect dealers hunting to replace damaged inventory (Auto Remarketing)

Wholesale Used Vehicle Depreciation at Two-Month Low (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Tesla autopilot crash: Feds want to force drivers to watch road (USA Today)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

In Pictures, Here’s What’s Catching The Eye At The Frankfurt Motor Show (CNBC)

Scope the Future of Driving With 7 Electric Concepts (Wired)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Amazon Making Impact on Automotive Aftermarket (DrivingSales)

Report: Why Customers Delay Routine Maintenance (Ratchet and Wrench)

Satisfied Service Customers Likely to Remain Loyal Into the Future (J.D. Power)

VW Recalls 4.86M Vehicles in China with Takata Airbags (The Detroit Bureau)

-General Business & Executive News-

Alphabet mulling investment in ride-hailing giant Lyft: reports (MarketWatch)

AutoGravity Wins Grand Prize in F&I Digital Media Awards (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Automotive Marketing: Shifting Gears in a Slowing Market (AdAge)

China is banning traditional auto engines. Its aim: electric car domination (LA Times)

Daimler invests in super-fast electric vehicle charging (autoblog)

Edmunds, AP partner to publish consumer-centric auto content (Auto Remarketing)

Former KBB CEO’s goals as Vast board member (Auto Remarketing)

Hyundai Motor America Names Kyung Soo Lee President And CEO (Markets Insider)

Samsung makes a $300 million push into self-driving cars (The Verge)

US retail sales dipped 0.2 pct. in August as auto sales fell (ABC)

Volvo acquires car valet startup Luxe to boost its digital services business (TechCrunch)

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