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 […]

Scientific Oddity: Japanese researchers testing motorized eyes to aid AV-pedestrian safety

Tokyo, Japan — Bodywork meets arts and crafts with the University of Tokyo’s latest project: researchers from the university have developed a cutting-edge pair of motorized eyes for autonomous vehicles, intended to help alert pedestrians to whether they’ve been seen by the vehicle. Unlike today’s vehicles, future AVs may not have human drivers, and will […]

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.” […]

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 […]

EV/AV Report: July 4, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — In today’s EV/AV report, Volvo reports on the future of electric vehicles (EVs) in Canada, the National Research Council successfully tests a self-flying helicopter and Tesla replaces AI development team members with AI developers. Green Future A recent study by Volvo suggests that Canadians are turning towards EVs for a future purchase, […]

Oh Snap: BMW announces autonomous driving platform for 2025

Munich, Germany – BMW has partnered with tech companies Qualcomm and Arriver, announcing its goal to release a new autonomous driving system in 2025. Dubbed Snapdragon Ride, German carmaker says their level three system can drive autonomously but requires the driver to take over the vehicle’s controls within seconds of notification. Despite the name, Snapdragon […]

EV/AV Report: February 7, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, a project to install up to 200 electric vehicle (EV) chargers across the Yukon, Toyota demonstrates its self-drifting technology and Nissan presents its first all-electric SUV. Charge up The Government of Yukon and Natural Resources Canada are collaborating on a $2.15 million CAD project […]

Autopilot Engaged: Tesla self-driving beta launches in Canada this month

Toronto, Ontario – Good news, techies! We’re one step closer to cars with Tesla’s so-called ‘Full Self Driving’ autopilot. According to Elon Musk, the full self-driving (FSD) beta will arrive in Canada sometime in February. This is the first large-scale expansion of the FSD beta outside of the United States, following limited Canadian testing in […]

BMW conference focuses on the future

By Lindsey Cooke   Toronto, Ontario — September 25, 2018 — The future of telematics, autonomous vehicles and the partnership of certified shops with insurance companies were a few of the interesting topics of discussion during this year’s BMW conference.    The three-day event was held in Las Vegas hosted by Gary Lin, BMW Canada […]