EV/AV Report: May 23, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, the British Columbia government has a limited time deal for EV charging station installations, Circle K’s parent company is looking to link up its North American stores and Honda reveals initial sketches of upcoming electric SUV. Less Charges for More Charge If you have […]

EV/AV Report: May 16, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, a Vancouver-based carshare company’s all-EV fleet is giving them an edge against the competition, Apple patents a design for automatic charging stations and Subury is less than a month out from its first electric vehicles conference. Clean Fleet A Vancouver-based carshare company has made […]

A Clear Objective: Hyundai expands partnership with IonQ to improve object detection tech

Toronto, Ontario — Hyundai and quantum computing developer IonQ have announced that they are expanding their partnership to address the need for improved object detection technology in autonomous driving systems. The two companies, who have a history developing electric vehicle batteries together, will deepen their partnership through a study of how AI and machine learning […]

Who Sent You?: San Francisco police stumped by driverless rideshare vehicle

San Francisco, California — Are they the San Francisco Police Department or amateur ghost hunters? Officers were caught on camera earlier in April attempting to perform a traffic stop on a driverless rideshare vehicle shortly before it took off on history’s lowest effort escape attempt. The video that has been circulating social media over the […]

EV/AV Report: April 11, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, Honda made a deal with GM to use Ultium battery technology on upcoming EVs, a Toyota subsidiary has found a cheaper option for AV data collection and the “Centre of Excellence” technology lab is turning out to be a hub of innovation. EV Treaty […]

EV/AV Report: April 4, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, a report from Clean Energy Canada shows the “true cost” of owning an EV, demand for GMC’s electric Hummer is hotter than ever and Sheridan College partnered up with Rogers to develop an AV roadmap. The Charge to Charge New analysis conducted by Clean […]

AV Arrival: Tesla’s Full Self-Driving beta launches in Canada

Toronto, Ontario — Canadian Tesla drivers are excited to sit back and do nothing, now that the “Full Self-Driving” beta has officially launched, which offers autonomous driving capabilities to a select batch of customers. With the 2022.4.5.20 software update, Canada becomes the first country outside of the U.S. to join the beta which, at this […]

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 […]

New Driver, Caution: self-driving Teslas in Canada by Feb. 25, says Musk

UPDATE: As of March 14, 2022, Drive Tesla Canada reports there have been no known Full Self-Driving beta downloads in Canada. Toronto, Ontario — Elon Musk confirmed that 60 self-driving cars in Canada were being tested by Feb. 25, marking the first expansion of Tesla’s self-driving beta outside the United States. “Hoping to go wider […]