EV/AV Report: Apple’s patent in debris-detecting windshields; Uber CEO says go electric or get off platform

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly electric and autonomous vehicle report, check out Apple’s patent plans for debris-detecting windshields; see Uber’s recently-unveiled plan for electrifying its fleet and witness government officials drinking straight from tailpipes.  Through Apple’s eyes The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently published a patent application from Apple, wherein the tech giant […]

Confusing Crossing: Ontario gets its first diverging diamond interchange

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Remember the first time you came across a roundabout? In all likelihood, you encountered a driver staring blankly ahead, wondering what their next move is.  Drivers who frequent the Niagara region are sure to encounter such scenarios, with a new diverging diamond interchange located at the Glendale Ave. and Queen Elizabeth Way […]

SAAR, Sweet SAAR: Sask. repairers gather for golf and good times at SAAR Fall Conference 2022

Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Saskatchewan — The Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers (SAAR) just wrapped up its annual fall conference over the weekend, drawing in some of the biggest names in Western Canada’s aftermarket industry and beyond. As is tradition, this year’s SAAR Fall Conference opened with a friendly golf tournament on the grounds of […]

Step Up: Sylvain Seguin named president, Fix Network Canada

Blainville, Quebec ⁠— Fix Network has announced the promotion of Sylvain Seguin to the president of Fix Network Canada, effective September 26, 2022. Sylvain has been with Fix Network Canada since 2018 when he joined as vice president of operations. In that role, he had oversight of the operations teams for all brands in Canada […]

Scientific Oddity: Japanese researchers testing motorized eyes to aid AV-pedestrian safety

Tokyo, Japan — Bodywork meets arts and crafts with the University of Tokyo’s latest project: researchers from the university have developed a cutting-edge pair of motorized eyes for autonomous vehicles, intended to help alert pedestrians to whether they’ve been seen by the vehicle. Unlike today’s vehicles, future AVs may not have human drivers, and will […]

Tuesday Ticker: More findings in Nikola fraud case; GM invests in Quebec-based company

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly Tuesday Ticker, an electric EV startup founder reveals more fraudulent details in court, while General Motors invests in a Quebec-based battery initiative.  Breaking down the Badger Remember Nikola, the company that rolled its semi-hauler prototype down a hill as it portrayed the model as fully functional? CEO Trevor Milton […]

Prairie Upgrades: Saskatchewan leads new light vehicle sales for August, says DesRosiers

Ottawa, Ontario — The province may be famous for its flatness, but Saskatchewan led the way in terms of new Canadian vehicle sales this past August, according to recent stats from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC). While the majority of provinces posted new light vehicle sales decreases in August 2022, the prairie province recorded an estimated 3.5 […]