Tech Specs: QA Consultants joins Project Arrow as cybersecurity specialists

Toronto, Ontario – On Sept. 7, QA Consultants announced it was awarded the role of onboarding and integrating cybersecurity solutions on Project Arrow, the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association’s all-Canadian zero-emission concept vehicle. According to the QA Consultants press release, Project Arrow works within Canada’s best electric-drive, alternative-fuel, connected, autonomous and lightweight technology companies, showcasing the […]

Keeping it Light: Project Arrow to incorporate Cymat SmartMetal aluminum foam

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— The Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association’s (APMA) Project Arrow will feature crash system components from Canadian manufacturer Cymat Technologies and its design partner Tesseract Structural Innovations. Cymat and Tesseract will design and supply a number of components for specific areas of the Project Arrow concept car, including Cymat’s SmartMetal aluminum foam, which the […]

Brace for Impact: Project Arrow aims at 2022 reveal date

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In a recent interview with Automotive News Canada, Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA) Chief Technical Officer Fraser Dunn said the Project Arrow all-Canadian concept vehicle is on course with a reveal planned for the Las Vegas-based CES show in January 2023. The car will be assembled from eight mega-stampings laser-welded together, said […]

EV/AV Report: January 3, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, new details are divulged on the Project Arrow concept EV being developed by the APMA, Uber prepares for a driverless food-delivery pilot project in California and General Motors quite literally took a shot across Tesla’s bow. Path of the Arrow An executive from the […]

Hot Ticket: Tickets on sale for APMA’s Dec. 7 annual conference

Woodbridge, Ontario — It’s the time of year for the Automotive Parts and Manufacturers Association (APMA) to host its annual conference in Woodbridge, Ont, back in its 69th edition. Set for Dec. 7 at the Paramount EventSpace just outside Toronto, the APMA has a full lineup of key industry figures ready to present their latest […]

Aim, Set, Fire: Feds invest $5 million in APMA’s Project Arrow

Windsor, Ontario — Project Arrow, the zero-emissions concept car initiative driven by the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) is getting $5 million in federal funding. “This is a huge announcement; this is really ground-breaking,” Windsor-Tecumseh MP Irek Kusmierczyk said Wednesday in Windsor alongside the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) investment announcement. […]

Seven Mill for Support: Ontario invests in training for auto manufacturing workers

Etobicoke, Ontario — The Ontario government is investing $7 million to deliver training and paid job placements in the automotive manufacturing sector for up to 800 people from underrepresented groups. The project, led by the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA), will help develop a new talent pipeline to reinvigorate a sector with an aging workforce […]

Project Arrow appoints Aston Martin’s Fraser Dunn as chief engineer

Toronto, Ontario — Chief engineer of special projects for Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd., Fraser Dunn is joining the Project Arrow team, which is currently developing the first Canadian-made, zero-emission, autonomous vehicle. Dunn will be the project’s chief engineer. At the U.K.-based sports car manufacturer, Dunn worked on vehicles such as the Vulcan and Valkyrie Hypercar. […]