Top Automotive Industry News for Week of September 19 - September 25, 2016

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week September 18, 2016 - September 25, 2016.

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-

‘Anti-Union’ Out at VW’s Tennessee Plant (The Detroit Bureau)

A failure, the Dodge Dart will die this month (Detroit Free Press)

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler In Dieselgate Crosshairs (Forbes)

Automakers raise concerns over Obama administration fuel rules (CNBC)

California's proposed DMV rules for driverless cars could change in the wake of federal guidelines (LA Times)

Elon Musk aims to unveil Tesla solar power roof next month (CNBC)

Feds issue first self-driving vehicle guidelines (Detroit Free Press)

Feds want pre-approval of safety of self-driving cars (The Detroit News)

GM affirms profit and cost cutting targets (Reuters)

GM, Canadian Auto Workers Beat Strike Deadline with New Deal (The Detroit Bureau)

McLaren says it is not in discussions with Apple about investment (CNBC)

New Tesla software to prevent hot car deaths (CNN Money)

Smart Plugs In with Next-Gen Fortwo Electric Drive (The Detroit Bureau)

Tesla rolls out Autopilot improvements (USA Today)

This Week’s OEM Headlines (CBT News)

VW emissions inquiry has found no evidence against Audi CEO, report says (Automotive News)

VW halts Golf assembly at core plant over technical problems (Reuters)

Will Fuel Economy Rules Cost 1.1 mil Jobs – or Save Consumers Billions? (The Detroit Bureau)

Why General Motors is Offering a Diesel in the 2018 Chevy Equinox (Motley Fool)

-Automotive Retail News-

Auto lending has evolved, but it isn't a threat to the market or the economy (Yahoo Finance)

Black Book: Used Leasing a Viable Strategy for Moving Glut of Off-Lease Vehicles (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Cadillac offering buyouts to 400 smaller U.S. dealers (Automotive News)

Capital Automotive Financial launches to invest in auto retail industry (Auto Remarketing)

CarMax's stock drops after sales miss expectations (MarketWatch)

Honda projects declining U.S. auto sales to 'good industry' pace (Automotive News)

How U.S. Auto Dealers Can Grow In The Digital Age (Forbes)

Sonic Automotive To Open Five EchoPark Stores In San Antonio Market (DrivingSales)

Tesla cranks up pressure to end ban on direct auto sales (Automotive News)

This Online Used Car Marketplace Startup Is Adding An Auction Service (Fortune)

Used-car online startups lure buyers from dealer lots (The Detroit News)

Welcome to the club: Millennials want cars, but don't want to pay a lot for them (Autoweek)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Digital presence climbs for corporate & independent auctions (Auto Remarketing)

Meeting the Challenge of Depreciation (Vehicle Remarketing)

Sub-Compact Crossover Values Sink (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Drivers over 85 are the fastest-growing group on the road (LA Times)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Gotta Love This Bug! VW Beetle Breaks 200 MPH (The Detroit Bureau)

Venturi VBB-3 Becomes The World's Fastest Electric Car (TopSpeed)

What you'll see at a smaller, more electric Paris auto show (Detroit Free Press)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Auto/Mate DMS Adds myCarFax Service Shop Integration (Auto Dealer Monthly)

AutoZone beats profit expectations and boosts buybacks, but sales fall shy (MarketWatch)

-General Business & Executive News-

1,400 investor lawsuits seek $9.2B from VW (The Detroit News)

Auto Company Valvoline Raises $660 Million In IPO (Forbes)

CarLabs Raises Funding from Former, Chrysler and JD Power Executives (Finsmes)

Dealers Will Navigate Industry Disruption At AutoVentures 2016 (DrivingSales)

DRIVIN Raises $6.5 Million in New Financing to Accelerate Strategic Growth Initiatives (PR Newswire)

Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Google self-driving car badly damaged in accident but wasn't at fault (autoblog)

Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on Auto Industry (Ward’s Auto)

Lyft Founder Predicts Death of Car Ownership by 2025 (The Detroit Bureau)

Meet This Year's Top Ten Automotive Startups (Fortune)

Online Used-Car Retailer Vroom Raises $50 Million In New Funding (DrivingSales)

Self-Driving Cars, Part 2: Size of Opportunity Involved (Forbes)

Twitter may soon get formal bid, suitors said to include Salesforce and Google (CNBC)

Why Apple Might Want To Buy McLaren (Forbes)

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