Ohio Paves Way for Autonomous Vehicle Testing

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May 14, 2018
<p><em>Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Express courtesy of GM.</em></p> Cars Outpace Trucks, Vans in April Depreciation

Used compact and midsize passenger cars held their value better than pickups and cargo vans in April, and overall vehicle depreciation eased due to a strong spring selling season, according to Black Book.

<p><em>Photo via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ohio.JPG" target="_blank">ErgoSum88</a>/Wikimedia.</em></p> Ohio Paves Way for Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is opening public roads in the state to autonomous vehicle testing in a bid to make Ohio a hub for smart vehicle technology.

Bill Ford Reaffirms Shift Away From Sedans

Ford Motor Co. Chairman Bill Ford sought to reassure investors today that the company's decision to discontinue several of its sedans isn't a retreat but would instead help reshape the company's lineup.

Safe Fleet to Acquire American Van Equipment

Safe Fleet, a provider of safety and productivity solutions for fleet vehicles, has entered into an agreement to acquire van equipment manufacturer American Van Equipment.

<p><em>Photo of 2017 Cadillac ATS courtesy of General Motors.</em></p> Cadillac Sheds ATS on Path to Sedan Trio

Cadillac will discontinue its ATS entry-luxury sedan after the 2018 model year, as it moves to rework its sedan lineup to offer three cars, according to a spokesman.

<p>Gavin Sherry, Autonomic CEO</p> Ford Appoints CEO for Mobility Cloud Platform

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<p><em>Akira Marumoto, Mazda executive vice president</em></p> Mazda Taps Marumoto to Increase U.S. Sales

Mazda Motor Corp. has appointed Akira Marumoto to help the company reach annual sales of 2 million vehicles by 2024 from the current level of 1.6 million, reports Bloomberg.

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Nissan's 2018 Frontier
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GMC's 2018 Terrain FWD
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