Human Factor: Cox Automotive lays off 80 employees amid Edmonton withdrawal

Edmonton, Alberta — Cox Automotive is cutting loose 80 employees in Canada as it closes its Manheim auction operation, saying that the local wholesale market meant that the business no longer fit Cox’s growth plans for the future. “It’s never easy when we make these decisions. Unfortunately, Edmonton is not going to be a part […]

EV/AV Report: EV concerns, battery reparability and entangled AVs

Toronto, Ontario — Data from the largest-ever survey of Canadian EV drivers is released, American collision repairers respond to claims that Tesla Model Y battery packs might be unrepairable and autonomous taxis tangle themselves in collapsed train powerlines. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Ever Worried A Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) survey […]

EV/AV Report: Borrowed cars, autonomous startups and charging critiques

Toronto, Ontario — A Vancouver man accidentally drives off in the wrong Tesla using nothing more than his app, Gatik’s expansion hints at a growing autonomous trucking fleet in Canada and J.D. Power warns of rising electricity prices hurting EV owners. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Inadvertent Felony A Vancouver man […]

Predictive Learning: Nissan developing AI algorithms to predict component failure probability

Waterloo, Ontario — Researchers from Nissan and Kitchener, Ont.-based Acerta Analytic Solutions are working on a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool which predicts engine component failure, using data from the vehicle’s electronic control unit and its own machine learning algorithm. According to Automotive News Canada, this tool is the result of a $1.4 million partnership […]

Robot Overlords: General Motors considers incorporating ChatGPT into future vehicles

Toronto, Ontario — Following its push to develop cars that can tow themselves away, General Motors (GM) continues its mission to make smarter vehicles by considering installing the ChatGPT artificial intelligence (AI) into certain future vehicles. According to an article first published by tech news website, Pocket Lint, GM is currently developing an AI assistant […]

EV/AV Report: Navigating winter weather and planning for a power surge

Toronto, Ontario — An Ottawa company trains autonomous vehicles (AVs) to drive through the harshest of Canadian winters, Mitsubishi pledges to only sell EVs and hybrids by the mid-2030s and a report predicts that 1.5 million EVs will populate Albertan roads by 2035. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Train hard, play […]

Repo Robot: Ford patents self-repossessing vehicle system

Toronto, Ontario — In late February, Ford published a patent with the United States Patent Office, attempting to secure a ownership of a design that would remotely repossess vehicles at will. Officially named “Systems and Methods to Repossess a Vehicle,” this filing with the U.S. Patent Office aims to strongly encourage timely payments through a […]

Domestic Debut: Project Arrow premieres at Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto

Toronto, Ontario – The Project Arrow has made its first public debut in Canada, taking the spotlight at the Canadian International Auto Show’s Electric City showcase. First unveiled at CES 2023 in January, the vehicle was designed and built as an individualized but functional show piece, demonstrating the capabilities of domestic manufacturing and design rather […]

EV/AV Report: Court cases and creating chargers

Toronto, Ontario — In today’s EV/AV report, Tesla’s CEO dodges questioning in a trial regarding a dead Apple Inc. software engineer, General Motors announces upcoming changes for its St. Catharines plant and the government of Manitoba pledges to build more EV chargers across the province. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Invoking […]