A change at the White House is leading to a new look at self-driving technology.   Automotive news is reporting U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is reviewing guidelines issued by the previous administration.  The policy was issued in September. It was aimed at auto manufacturers and other companies involved with bringing automated vehicles to the market to ensure the safety of the new technology.  Automotive News reports automakers raised several concerns, including revealing data that could delay testing.  They quote Chao as saying, "there’s a lot at stake in getting this technology right."

There’s also change brewing within Nissan.  The company has announced Hiroto Saikawa will be the new Chief Executive Officer, replacing Carlos Ghosn. Saikawa joined Nissan in 1977, and has served in a variety of senior management positions.  Carlos Ghosn will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors.  He’ll also focus on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Motors Alliance.  The change takes places April 1, 2017. You can read more about it here

Hiroto Saikawa

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