Top Automotive Industry News for Week of September 7 - September 13, 2015

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of September 7, 2015 - September 13, 2015.

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

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Automakers, telecoms agree on bandwidth testing (Detroit Free Press)

Auto Makers Enter Untested Waters as Technology Takes Bigger Role (WSJ)

Automakers Will Make Automatic Braking Systems Standard in New Cars (NY Times)

Bentley unveils 'fastest, most powerful' SUV ever (CNBC)

Bigger battery gives new Nissan Leaf 107 miles on a single charge (LA Times)

BMW to pay $1.6M, rehire workers in discrimination settlement (autoblog)

Carmakers rapidly adding semi-autonomous features (Detroit Free Press)

For Maserati, Levante SUV is on the way (Automotive News)

Ford patent seeks to monitor driver health while on the road (autoblog)

Honda gets California approval for self-driving cars on roads (Automotive News)

Is Toyota Trying to Build a Flying Car? If So, It Won't Be the First (NBC)

Lexus Enform Telematics System Offers Owners Vehicle Maintenance Updates For Free (Tech News)

Major US car makers to make auto braking standard (CNBC)

Nissan adds more range to Leaf electric car (USA Today)

Rolls-Royce Launches A Second Convertible, The Dawn (Forbes)

Toyota Gets Weird to Make the Prius Different Again (WIRED)

Toyota unveils flashy, more efficient new Prius (USA Today)

UAW picks Fiat Chrysler as target company in labor talks (Reuters)

-Automotive Retail News-

10 used models leaning most heavily on Gen Y (Auto Remarketing)

Audi outsold by BMW, Mercedes in August amid China woes (Reuters)

AutoNation Will No Longer Sell Cars With Open Recalls (Auto Dealer Monthly)

California Laws Make Buying A Vehicle More Expensive (Driving Sales)

Ford Mustang is the world's best-selling sports car (autoblog)

Matthew McConaughey silent in newest Lincoln MKX ads (Detroit News)

Mid-Size SUVs Lead August Depreciation (Vehicle Remarketing)

Now You Know Where Your Customers Are (Driving Sales)

This Is the Best Selling Sports Car Among Women (Time)

Toyota tells dealers that below invoice ads are taboo (Automotive News)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Crossovers are only weak spot among truck segments at auction (Auto Remarketing)

Mid-Size SUVs Lead August Depreciation (Vehicle Remarketing)

Wholesale prices climb for 3rd month in a row (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

As Head Up Displays Become Common, Distraction Becomes an Issue (New York Times)

Car Crashes Are on the Rise, and Warren Buffett Blames Texting (WSJ)

Cars get tech to monitor teen driving habits (USA Today)

Survey shows big gaps in knowledge about auto safety tech (FOX)

Why Cheap Gas Is Raising Your Car Insurance Rates (Time)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Far Out And For Real, New VW Microbus Coming (Forbes)

​Honda's latest concept is part car, part motorcycle, totally rad (Cnet)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Cadillac ATS recalled; rear defroster control can overheat (CNBC)

Fiat Chrysler recalls nearly 1.7 million Ram pickup trucks (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

Audi Donating $1.1 Million for Refugee Help (The Truth About Cars)

Begun, The Mobile Ad-Blocking Wars Have (TechCrunch)

Dealer Fined $690,000 for Consumer-Protection Law Violations (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Fed's move on rates still a close call (CNBC)

GM CEO Barra No. 1 on Fortune Most Powerful Women list (The Detroit News)

Google hires TrueCar's Krafcik to steer auto project (Automotive News)

Instagram Announces Extensive Rollout of Ad Capabilities (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Jumpstart Automotive Group Canada Launches Direct Business and Announces Exclusive Partnership With Canadian Black Book (Yahoo Finance)

LA is Going to Have the Largest Electric Vehicle Fleet in the Nation (Gizmodo)

OEMs, dealers missing co-op ad opportunities (Auto Remarketing)

Solera, CDK Deals Close (The Banks Report)

Urban Science Acquires AutoHook (The Banks Report)

Volkswagen's management reshuffle creates no momentum for change: analysts (Reuters)

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