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Automotive Lightweighting Materials Will Be Focus of August Summit in Detroit

“With an agenda based on extensive research with more than 40 OEMs, the summit will provide an unrivaled mix of new in-depth technical sessions, case-study-led presentations and panel discussions on the hottest issues, enabling greater interaction between speakers and delegates than ever before,” show organizers said.

Honda Receives Automotive Excellence Award for High-Strength Steel Innovation in 2018 Odyssey

The Odyssey is comprised of 58 percent high-strength steel, leading to high rigidity and a lightweight body, according to Honda.

BMW Certified Collision Repair Network for Independent Shops

As part of the new program, BMW’s U.S. dealerships each can sponsor a maximum of two independent body shops to pursue certification with the automaker.

NTSB Investigating Another Fatal Crash Involving a Tesla, But Won’t Focus on Autopilot

The investigation’s primary focus will be on “emergency response in relation to the electric vehicle battery fire, including fire department activities and towing operations,” the agency said.

Ford Halts F-150 Truck Production Due to Parts Shortage

Ford also has halted production of the F-Series Super Duty truck at its assembly plant in Louisville, Ky.

Hyundai Revises Warranty Language to Address Federal Trade Commission Concerns

In response to a compliance warning from the Federal Trade Commission, Hyundai Motor America moved swiftly to revise some warranty language on its website and apologized “for any confusion this may have caused.”

Federal Trade Commission Puts Hyundai on Notice for Possible Magnuson Moss Warranty Act Violations

In an April 9 letter, Lois Greisman, associate director of the commission’s Division of Marketing Practices, tells Hyundai that the agency has “concerns about certain representations your company is making regarding its warranty coverage.”

Tesla Sees ‘Substantial Revenue-Generating Opportunities’ in Company-Owned Auto Body Shops Set to Open this Year

In their first-quarter letter to investors, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and CFO Deepak Ahuja reiterate the automaker’s plans to open its own body shops.

Cloud-Based Telematics Service Enables Volvo Cars, Trucks to Share Traffic Information with Each Other

Volvo said it developed Connected Safety to send alerts to nearby connected vehicles whenever a driver activates the vehicle’s hazard warning lights.

Q5 SUV, A5 Drive Audi’s April U.S. Sales Higher

Audi’s biggest mover in April was the A5, which posted a 115-percent year-over-year sales increase.

Subaru Has Sold 9 Million Vehicles in the United States

The automaker celebrated the milestone at Adventure Subaru in Fayetteville, Ark., where repeat Subaru customer Hershey Garner took delivery of a 2018 Crosstrek.

Jeep Pushes Fiat Chrysler Sales Higher in April

Fiat Chrysler reported overall sales of 184,149 vehicles in April, compared to 176,176 vehicles in April 2017.