Ontario government to host panel on connected cars, autonomous vehicles at CIAS

The 2016 Canadian International AutoShow will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto.

Toronto, Ontario — February 4, 2016 — The Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS) will feature a new conference segment called Connected Automobile, presented by the Ontario government in partnership with the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA). Connected Automobile will provide attendees with a glimpse into the future of driving, with panel discussions on the latest in […]

Magna to display connected car, driver safety systems at CES 2016

Magna's in-cabin imaging display and heads-up display aimed at reducing distracted driving and improving safety. Magna will exhibit the technology via a simulator at CES 2016.

Aurora, Ontario — December 30, 2015 — Auto parts manufacturer Magna International is getting into the connected car game. The parts giant announced that its “Moving People” exhibit at the CES 2016 world stage in Las Vegas will showcase innovations which seek to address key industry challenges related to connected vehicle security and driver safety. […]

CCIF Calgary looks at connected consumers, the status of women and new challenges

CCIF panelists discuss new challenges facing the industry. From left: Larry Jefferies, Tony Canade, Ken Friesen, Terry Allen and Joe Carvalho.

By Leanne Jefferies, Director of Collision Program for AIA Canada. Calgary, Alberta — September 20, 2015 — The latest meeting of the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) in Calgary shattered previous attendance records for meetings held in that city. CCIF Calgary drew together over 250 hundred industry stakeholders from various segments of the auto claims […]

New J.D. Power report puts the brakes on the connected car hype

JD Power DrIVE study

By Jeff Sanford Westlake Village, California — August 25, 2015 — Well-known automotive consultancy J.D. Power has just released a fascinating new report that deflates some of the hype around connected and digital cars. According to the report automakers are spending billions on devices and doodads that no one is using. The most interesting bit […]

Technology & Telematics Forum raises questions around driving data

Telematics and the connected car were hot topics at NACE.

By Jeff Sanford Detroit, Michigan — July 27, 2015 — What subject is more trendy today than telematics? The idea that cars of the future are going to be tied into the Internet and will pass data between them is a story everyone in the industry is talking about. The conversation at this year’s NACE […]