EV/AV Report: Evolving industries and random stops

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s report, a Canadian autonomous vehicle (AV) AI developer comments on the changing AV industry, electric vehicle (EV) experts explain why your seat warmer may kill your EV’s range, and the United States opens a probe into robotaxis randomly stopping on the road. This is the latest in electric and […]

Quick QEW Nap: Sleeping Ontario driver cruises down highway at 100km/h

St. Catharines, Ontario – A man was found sleeping in a self-driving Tesla, blitzing down the Queen Elizabeth Way near St. Catharines, Ont. at more than 100km/h. In a video by one Instagram user, Louise Lesser captured a video of a man in a reclined driver’s seat, apparently sound asleep and completely unaware of his […]

Legally Bombed: Anti-FSD campaign receives Tesla cease and desist for misinformation

California, United States — The Dawn Project has received a cease-and-desist letter, claiming that the their ad campaign showcasing a Tesla in “Full Self-Driving” mode running over a cardboard child was misinforming and threatened the company’s business interests. The letter dated Aug. 11 claims that the Dawn Project’s testing was “seriously deceptive and likely fraudulent.” […]

Fact, not Fiction: Safer autonomous drivers will shakeup collision repair industry, says CIECA

Toronto, Ontario — Autonomous vehicles (AVs) may actually lead to safer roads one day—that is a future challenge that the collision repair industry will have to seriously consider. CEICA hosted a webinar on Thursday led by Tara Andringa, executive director at Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE), a non-profit organization that emphasizes public education about […]

EV/AV Report: F-35 software contractor denounces Tesla FSD in unverified collision study

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s report, a study critiquing Tesla’s fully-self-driving software is linked to a military contractor with a conflict of interest, and the Canadian Automobile Association releases a new EV buyer’s guide. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Teslas and tactical fighters A software designer for American stealth aircraft […]

Silent Selection: Apple hires ex-Lamborghini R&D head

Toronto, Ontario – According to an anonymous source interviewed by Bloomberg, Apple has hired a 20-year Lamborghini design veteran into its driverless electric vehicle program. Luigi Taraborrelli has nearly two dozen projects under his belt from Lamborghini, with experience in vehicle design, steering, handling and chassis development, among others things. According to the unnamed source […]

EV/AV Report: May 2, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — In this weekly electric and autonomous vehicle report, Statistics Canada says zero-emissions vehicle represented just over six percent of Canada’s overall vehicle registrations for Q4 2021; General Motors partners with a Toronto company in the name of driverless tech and Vancouver Island gets it first hydrogen-fuelling station. Six percent celebration It appears […]

Accelerating Automobility: FedDev Ontario invests in Canada’s first ‘automobility accelerator’ hub in Windsor-Essex

Windsor, Ontario — FedDev Ontario, which delivers programs and services to support innovation and economic growth in southern Ontario, announced a $7.5 million in funding for Invest WindsorEssex (IWE) to establish Canada’s first “automobility accelerator” on Wednesday.  With this investment, IWE plans to offer a variety of first-in-Canada training and other programming opportunities to support […]