App Awareness: Onboard vehicle tech becoming a safety issue, advocates say

Toronto, Ontario — Onboard vehicle technologies come hand-in-hand with new vehicle purchases nowadays, but that doesn’t necessarily mean vehicles are becoming safer, advocates say. In fact, CAA is soon planning to launch a public awareness campaign aimed at informing drivers of the risks of distracted driving, with a focus on infotainment systems. “This is a […]

Rivian on Board: Rivian joins CIECA as new corporate member

Toronto, Ontario — CIECA has an exciting new addition in EV automaker Rivian, who has just joined the organization as a corporate partner. Executives at Rivian say they are excited to partner with an industry leader in vehicle data advocacy. “We are excited to join CIECA as the newest EV OEM to market, bringing attention […]

Bosch Knows Best: Bosch reports AEB could prevent one-third of crashes

Toronto, Ontario — With a bill proposing to mandate the integration of AEB on all passenger vehicles currently before the U.S. House of Representatives, Bosch has released a report showing that about one-third of U.S. vehicle crashes could be prevented with the technology. Bosch said that if integrated across the board, Automatic Emergency Braking systems […]

Linking Up: GM and TELUS partner to integrate 5G into new vehicles by 2025

Toronto, Ontario — General Motors and TELUS are looking to lead the charge on connecting vehicles to the web with the two companies announcing that they have partnered to integrate TELUS 5G internet into next-generation GM vehicles. “Connectivity is already transforming the ownership experience for our drivers, and that trend will accelerate with our next-generation […]

Transport Canada prepares for autonomous and connected vehicle testing

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — February 26, 2019 —  With autonomous vehicles on the horizon, Canada has been proactive in ensuring that the proper economic and safety precautions are taken.  Last month Transport Canada announced changes to the 10-year automated vehicle pilot program that was launched in 2016. The new changes which will allow the […]

Ford and Toyota both announce major initiatives for car connectivity

Jim Lentz, chief executive officer of Toyota Motor North America.

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — April 20, 2018 — On Monday, Toyota announced its intent to develop fleets of connected vehicles. The Japanese OEM plans to start offering vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) connectivity new U.S. manufactured models beginning in 2021. “By allowing vehicles’ intelligent systems to collaborate more broadly and effectively through DSRC technology, we can […]