Top Automotive Industry News for Week of September 2 - September 8, 2019

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of September 2, 2019 - September 8, 2019.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Auto Industry Agrees to Put Rear-Seat Reminder Systems in Most New Cars by 2025 (Consumer Reports)

Cadillac vehicles are boring, disappointing. There's one guy who needs to change that. (Detroit Free Press)

Fiat Is Killing the 500 Minicar in the U.S. (Car and Driver)

Ford to unveil new Puma SUV at Frankfurt auto show that probably won't be sold in US (Detroit Free Press)

Former United Auto Workers union official pleads guilty to taking kickbacks (CNBC)

GM CEO Mary Barra calls meeting with Trump ‘productive and valuable’ (CNBC)

GM will integrate Google apps and voice assistant into vehicles starting in 2021 (CNBC)

GM will use Google to power its infotainment systems (autoblog)

Hydrogen Truck Startup Nikola's Valuation Jumps To $3 Billion With Investment From CNH Industrial (Forbes)

Justice Department investigating auto makers over California emissions agreement (Market Watch)

Lotus rises from the dead with a 2,000-horsepower electric sports car (Market Watch)

Nissan Chief Hiroto Saikawa Confirms He Was Improperly Overpaid (The New York Times)

UAW, GM officials offer differing views of contract talk progress (Detroit Free Press)

Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi owners get $98M settlement for incorrect fuel economy ratings (USA Today)

Volkswagen’s electric future is quickly taking shape (CNN)

Why Volkswagen discontinued the Beetle — its most famous car (CNBC)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Behind New Billionaire Trevor Milton’s $3 Billion Push To Make America Run On Hydrogen (Forbes)

Delta partners with Georgia Tech and 5G-enabled lab on autonomous vehicle research (CNBC)

Shift to electric vehicles will radically change auto factories (The Detroit News)

-Automotive Retail News-

Autotrader campaign seeks to show car buyers: ‘Finally, it’s easy’ (Auto Remarketing)

Digital retailing still a ‘complex problem’ for dealers (Auto Remarketing)

Japanese Brands Lead August New Vehicle Sales (The Detroit Bureau)

Kelley Blue Book covers retiring vehicles and new-for-2020 favorites (Auto Remarketing)

Mini Financial sets one rate for every customer (Automotive News)

The August Auto Sales September Swing (Forbes)

Used-car dealer Carvana CEO on worries about profitability: ‘We’re growing very fast’ (CNBC)

Volkswagen’s new fully-electric car sells out in pre-sale (CNBC)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Affordability impacts latest Black Book wholesale index, too (Auto Remarketing)

Wholesale Values Stable at Start of September (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Ford recalls F-150, Explorer, Expedition for seats that may detach in crash (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

Auto Industry Sales Exec Sean Peoples Joins LotLinx as Chief Revenue Officer (PR Newswire)

Honcker Exits Beta as Rodo, Brings Transparency to the Auto Industry with Enhanced Car Leasing Marketplace (PR Newswire)

Porsche Expands Stake in Battery-Supercar Maker Rimac (The Detroit Bureau)

Trump administration moving to revoke California's mpg waiver (The Detroit News)

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