Stress Tests: How Transport Canada evaluates crash prevention systems

Toronto, Ontario — Faceless mannequins, running red lights and jotting notes in the passenger seat: just another day of testing collision prevention systems at Transport Canada. A recent video on the department’s YouTube channel showcases some of these behind-the-scenes evaluations of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and collision prevention technologies at Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle […]

Help Wanted: Experts needed for Skilled Trades Ontario apprenticeship and exam standards development

Toronto, Ontario — Skilled Trades Ontario is inviting subject matter experts to participate in their standards development and examinations, along with the support of the Standards Industry Advisory Committees to review exam content, skills competencies and learning outcomes. Selected participants will go on to contribute their expertise through in-person or online workshops and online surveys. […]

Midday Munchies: Squirrels eat engine covers and wiring harnesses in London, Ont.

Photo by Anna Chamberlain/CBC London, Ontario — Several car owners in London, Ont. have discovered holes in their vehicle hoods, thanks to a gang of squirrels deciding that vehicle components were the nutrient-rich superfood of their generation. In an interview with the CBC, Anna Chamberlain, a London. Ont resident explained that she and two other […]

Cracks in the Line: Hyundai recalls nearly 300,000 vehicles for corroded brake lines

Toronto, Ontario — Transport Canada has issued a recall on 295,777 Hyundai vehicles following a warning from the OEM that brake lines under the vehicle could corrode, reducing braking power and increasing the risk of a crash. Affected models include the 2011 to 2016 Elantra and Equus, 2009 to 2014 Genesis, 2010 to 2016 Genesis Coupe, […]

Predictive Learning: Nissan developing AI algorithms to predict component failure probability

Waterloo, Ontario — Researchers from Nissan and Kitchener, Ont.-based Acerta Analytic Solutions are working on a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool which predicts engine component failure, using data from the vehicle’s electronic control unit and its own machine learning algorithm. According to Automotive News Canada, this tool is the result of a $1.4 million partnership […]

EV/AV Report: Navigating winter weather and planning for a power surge

Toronto, Ontario — An Ottawa company trains autonomous vehicles (AVs) to drive through the harshest of Canadian winters, Mitsubishi pledges to only sell EVs and hybrids by the mid-2030s and a report predicts that 1.5 million EVs will populate Albertan roads by 2035. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Train hard, play […]

Future Sight: ChatCPT may revolutionize insurtech industry, say CEOs

Toronto, Ontario — The introduction of automated chatbots capable of solving problems through simple prompts could be a “game-changer” for the insurance industry, according to Amrit Santhisrasenan, CEO of insurtech company Hyperexponential. Specifically, the debut of generative artificial intelligence (AI) program, ChatGPT, allows users to have the AI automate a variety of tasks: filling in […]