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 […]

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, […]

EV/AV Report: February 25, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — In today’s EV/AV report, gaming AIs that spell progress for AV development, silencers for electric vehicles and wireless charging coming to vehicles near you. Digital Drivers An artificial intelligence (AI) has just beaten the world’s best players in the video game Gran Turismo Sport – doom for gamers, and a boon in […]

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 […]

EV/AV Report: October 11, 2021

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, ABB breaks ground with its new Terra 360 charger, an Ontario university receives an AV cybersecurity investment and General Motors announces a new self-driving platform. ABB Flexing Electric mobility developer ABB has launched the Terra 360, a new EV charger that reportedly can charge […]

EV/AV Report: August 23, 2021

Toronto, Ontario — This week, Volkswagen offers ID.4 owners a stellar deal, Tesla switches gears and announces the creation of a humanoid robot and Canada gets a new EV network.  Three for Free Starting from the date of purchase, 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 owners will be able to charge their car for free for three years […]