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 […]

AV Clarity: CIECA to host webinar on autonomous vehicles, fact vs. fiction

Toronto, Ontario — Whether you see them as the future of transit and mobility, or the cruel grey dawn of The Singularity, CIECA will be separating the facts from the fiction when it comes to autonomous vehicles during its upcoming webinar. Host Tara Andringa, executive director of the Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE), will […]

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 […]

Magnaberry: Magna International and Blackberry partner to develop ADAS solutions

Waterloo, Ontario — In a meeting of two Canadian manufacturing giants, Wednesday saw the solidifying of a partnership between Magna International and Blackberry to jointly develop integrated advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) solutions. BlackBerry will provide the auto parts manufacturer with its QNX software as well as engineering services. “With software now being a driving […]

EV/AV Report: April 25, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, the federal government expands the ZEV program to include larger vehicles, General Motors patents an autonomous driving education system and Windsor, Ont. officially opens the Virtual Reality Cave for AV testing. More bang for your buck The federal government unveiled big changes to the […]

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 18, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, Ford announces a release date for the F-150 Lightning, the federal government invests in medium and heavy-duty fleet conversions and Volkswagen reports a spike in EV sales since the beginning of the year. Lightning Strikes A release date of April 26 has officially been […]

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 […]