EV/AV Report: Teaching cars and unplugged EVs

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s EV/AV report, scientists teach cars about social cues, Honda releases a hydrogen and electric based CR-V successor, and the Dutch Lightyear 0 solar vehicle enters production. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Social Faux Pas German scientists from the city of Karlsruhe have presented a prototype that […]

EV/AV Report: Autonomous espionage and charging roads

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s EV/AV report, autonomous vehicles (AVs) join the United States’ list of national security threats, Detroit announces prototype roads that wirelessly charge electric vehicles (EVs) and Tesla escalates the full self-driving beta (FSD) to all interested customers in North America. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Weakest […]

Field Testing: Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta tears down geofence in downtown Toronto

An FSD-powered self driving route, right in the heart of Toronto. (Twitter/Chansoo Byeon) Toronto, Ontario — Tesla has removed Full-Self Driving (FSD) beta restrictions from Toronto’s downtown core, following complaints among drivers that much of the city’s urban centre is geofenced off by the software. This was confirmed in a tweet by FSD tester Chansoo Byeon […]

EV/AV Report: Robo-trucks, EV reliability and workforce reductions

Toronto, Ontario — In today’s EV/AV report, a Toronto autonomous driving startup announces its autonomous trucking software, a report on electric vehicle (EV) reliability and Ford’s CEO claims that EVs require only 60 percent of the labour of a fossil-powered car. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Expansion Pack Waabi has launched […]

EV/AV Report: Tesla under criminal investigation, Ford closes AI development firm

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s report, the U.S. Department of Justice unveils an ongoing criminal investigation against Tesla, Ford abandons its self-driving program after US$4 billion of investment and the European Union (EU) approves a ban on internal combustion vehicles by 2035. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Blown Cover Three […]

Expansion Pack: 160,000 more drivers entered into Tesla self-driving beta

Toronto, Ontario – Tesla is expanding the Full-Self-Driving (FSD) beta to 160,000 more owners in the United States and Canada, with Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO approving of the latest patch. In a Twitter post from Sept. 19, Musk confirmed that patch 10.69.2.2 was ready for release to more users across North America. However, a timeline […]

Look, No Eyes: Ford and GM petition NHTSA for non-transparent glass in autonomous vehicles

Toronto, Ontario – Ford and General Motors are seeking to deploy experimental autonomous vehicles (AVs) on American roads in the next two years. These vehicles could potentially lack the usual manual controls present in consumer cars, omitting windshield wipers, rear-view mirrors and, in one case, transparent windshield glass. A petition by the two OEMs aims […]

EV/AV Report: Campaign prompts accessibility revisions to B.C. charging network; P.E.I.-based business fits pickups to be battery-powered

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s report, a British Columbia resident’s campaign for accessible charging stations pays off, a Prince Edward Island auto shop opens orders for converted small pickup electric trucks and California’s senate passes a law against false autonomous vehicle advertising. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Chargers for All […]

EV/AV Report: Autonomous vehicle startups, ICE bans and more

Toronto, Ontario — An autonomous vehicle fleet gets some new toys, California finalizes its restrictions on the sale of gas-powered vehicles and a British company announces plans to deploy autonomous vehicles in Canada within two years. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Ghost in the machine Autonomous vehicle developer Gatik has announced […]