Cadillac Is Ending Production of the ATS Sedan

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From the Drive.Com

Cadillac Is Ending Production of the ATS Sedan

Cadillac has confirmed that production is ending for the ATS Sedan and production of the ATS Coupe will continue into 2019.

Production of the ATS Sedan is ending due to extensive plant upgrades, expansion and re-tooling to prepare for the next generation of Cadillac sedans.

Cadillac’s future sedan portfolio will consist of three sedans, positioned in different segments and clearly differentiated by size and price. The CT6 will continue as the brand’s prestige sedan and will play also the lead role as a new technology platform for Cadillac, as evidenced by the debut of Super Cruise semi-autonomous technology in the 2018 CT6.

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From CNN Money.Com

Rolls-Royce reveals its first SUV

The British ultra-luxury automaker’s first SUV can plow through 21 inches of water, drive right through deep snow and cross shifting desert sands while passengers ride in ultra comfort.

As expected of Rolls-Royce, which is still based in England but owned by Germany’s BMW, the Cullinan takes passenger comfort to extremes. An optional glass partition separates the occupants’ seats from the cargo compartment.

The most extraordinary thing about the Cullinan, which is named after the world’s largest diamond, is the amount of attention paid to actual off-road usability. With an average price, including options, of around $400,000.

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Stratfor Launches Threat Lens 2.0 To Expand Corporate Insight Into Global Security Trends

In April Stratfor announced the launch of Threat Lens 2.0 to dramatically expand the global situational awareness of corporate security teams charged with ensuring the security of people, assets and other interests around the world. 

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From the Orange County Register

Anaheim to expand the use of private security in parks

After what Anaheim officials say was a successful pilot project, the city will extend a contract that puts private security in parks during peak times and when parks are closed at night.

The city first hired Lyons Security Services in January, when the county began efforts to clear the large homeless encampment along the Santa Ana River Trail.

On Tuesday, the City Council voted to spend nearly $150,000 to renew the contract with Lyons through May 2019, with the option to extend it up to four additional years. Officials haven’t specifically said which parks the security officers visit or when, but a city report noted stops include Boysen, La Palma, Maxwell and several other parks.

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In Technology News

From DigitalTrends.Com

Ohio governor says you ‘have to take risks’ as state welcomes driverless cars

Many questions may still be unanswered over the fatality of an Arizona pedestrian after being hit by one of Uber’s self-driving cars in March, which the ISDA is putting together a whitepaper on and will be released in the coming weeks, but Ohio Governor John Kasich issued an executive order making it the latest state to allow the testing of such vehicles on its public roads.

Kasich gave the go-ahead for trials of autonomous vehicles on the state’s roads on Wednesday, May 9. Other states that allow self-driving cars on their streets include California, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Michigan

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10 Drone Programs Get Federal OK To Break The Rules

From NextGov.Com

Ten public-private partnerships from across the nation have been chosen to test the use of unmanned aerial vehicles—commonly known as drones—in potentially useful ways that are currently illegal under federal law without a waiver.

The 10 pilot programs use-cases range from Mosquito control to border security, airport surveillance to testing delivery options such as delivering defibrillators and other life-saving devices during emergencies and agricultural monitoring. 

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