Top Automotive Industry News for Week of September 18 - September 24, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week September 18, 2017 - September 24, 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-

A Year Before it Opens, Volvo Set to Double Size of New Charleston Plant (The Detroit Bureau)

California sets demands for emissions talks with automakers, White House (Automotive News)

Consumers Union wants mpg ratings for heavy-duty pickups (Automotive News)

Employee meetings with CEO aim to soften VW's image (Automotive News)

Exclusive: VW moves to secure cobalt supplies in shift to electric cars (Reuters)

FCA, Hyundai Rumors Heating Up Again (The Detroit Bureau)

Ford to cut production at five North American vehicle plants (CNBC)

General Motors to furlough 3rd shift at Spring Hill, Tenn., plant as demand slows (Detroit Free Press)

German carmakers may top Tesla on autonomy (CNBC)

In the market for a Chevy Equinox? Strike could limit your choices (Detroit Free Press)

Jaguar Busting Stereotypes to Build Sales (The Detroit Bureau)

Mercedes Moves Closer to Launch of New SUV Family (The Detroit Bureau)

Nissan Announces Global Milestone (DrivingSales)

Nissan boosts price of hot-selling Pathfinder SUV for 2018 (USA Today)

Tesla and AMD Might Be Working Together On A Custom AI Chip (Forbes)

Tesla denies claims that it tried to block unionizing effort (USA Today)

Tesla will discontinue cheapest Model S on Sunday (CNBC)

Thousands Of Lives Saved With Better Truck Safety Technology, New Research Finds (Forbes)

Toyota president says will continue to make variety of vehicle types (Reuters)

Up to 25 percent of cars may soon be fully electric, says Mercedes-Benz USA CEO after

automaker invests $1 billion in electric vehicle production (CNBC)

Volkswagen chairman doesn't rule out outsider as next CEO (CNBC)

Volkswagen isn't bugged by its plugged-in future (USA Today)

Which car companies are creating new jobs in America? (autoblog)

-Automotive Evolution News-

'Limitless possibilities': Ford uses hologram goggles to help design cars (CNBC)

Audi takes lead in automated driving, but others wary to follow (Reuters)

Best self-driving tech going nowhere as rules stall under Trump (Automotive News)

Cyber Attacks Pose Roadblock For Driverless Cars (Forbes)

Delphi partners with BlackBerry on self-driving system (Detroit Free Press)

Diesel's disgrace brings hybrids-for-all in race to electrify (Reuters)

Electric cars may be biggest disruptor since iPhone (The Detroit News)

GM invests in wind power as part of electric vehicle push (USA Today)

Qualcomm says cars, not phones, will see the most innovation (CNET)

With Intel’s Chips, Google Could At Last Deliver Self Driving Cars (Wired)

-Automotive Retail News-

Autotrader Names Top CPO Programs for September (Vehicle Remarketing)

CarMax shares rise after earnings and revenue beat expectations (MarketWatch)

Dealers, automakers face CPO challenges after Harvey & Irma (Auto Remarketing)

Dealers More Optimistic About Used Car Market vs. New (Vehicle Remarketing)

Harvey needed only days to influence August prices (Auto Remarketing)

How much insufficient training is costing dealerships (Auto Remarketing)

Jumpstart: Interest in Luxury Sport, Coupe Segments Growing (Auto Dealer Monthly)

New-Car Incentives Skyrocketing As Automakers Dig Deep To Move The Metal (Forbes)

The Fastest-Selling Used Cars Are Now EVs And Plug-In Hybrids (Forbes)

Vast Adds Predictive Analytics Feature to CarStory Platform (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Wanna sell cars? No, job seeker study finds (Automotive News)

What Automotive Retailers Can Learn from Amazon (Driving Sales)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Compact SUVs Remain in High Demand (Vehicle Remarketing)

Fleet Lease Consignor Prices Climb Higher (Vehicle Remarketing)

Late-model auction volume approaches 2 million (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Americans Owe A Record $1.1 Trillion In Car Loans (Jalopnik)

Rural America Less Likely to Buckle Up, More Likely to Die in Car Crash (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

E-Dumper: The Largest Electric Vehicle in the World (DrivingSales)

Live The Maddening Life Of A Traffic Engineer, With This $3 Game (Wired)

Review 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S: How does 145 mph feel in a $483,000 car? (LA Times)

Scope The Future Of Driving With 7 Electric Concepts (Wired)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Fiat Chrysler recalling nearly 500,000 Ram pickup trucks for fire risk (CNBC)

Mazda 6 recalled for power steering problem (The Detroit News)

-General Business & Executive News-

CarLotz Raises $30M in Funding (Vehicle Remarketing)

EV100: Global Coalition Send Message to Automakers (DrivingSales)

Hyundai Capital America Partners With AutoGravity (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Investors betting on electric cars send millions into lithium ETF (CNBC)

KAR building new 250K-square-foot headquarters (Auto Remarketing)

TrueCar Partners With Team RWB to Support Old Glory Relay (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Waymo's Krafcik, coach Saban to keynote 2018 NADA (Automotive News)

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