BMW’s BFF: OEM unveils talking, colour-changing car at CES

Las Vegas, Nevada — You’re lying if you say you’ve never talked to yourself⁠. Seriously⁠—have you never rattled off a story or idea while alone in the comfort of a car? If you’re of the majority,dont’ be surprised when the car speaks back to you. BMW has unveiled a talking concept car, the i Vision […]

Bull’s-eye: Project Arrow, the all-Canadian concept car, unveiled in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada — Two years after the first announcement of Project Arrow, the all-Canadian concept car has made its debut on the international stage. Unveiled this Thursday at the Consumer Experience Show in Las Vegas, Project Arrow showcases the design efforts of 58 Canadian industry partners. Everything from seats to advanced cyber security has […]

EV/AV Report: Evolving industries and random stops

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s report, a Canadian autonomous vehicle (AV) AI developer comments on the changing AV industry, electric vehicle (EV) experts explain why your seat warmer may kill your EV’s range, and the United States opens a probe into robotaxis randomly stopping on the road. This is the latest in electric and […]

EV/AV Report: Perpetual motion and delayed releases

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s report, BMW patents a suspension system capable of converting road bumps into electric vehicle (EV) energy, Apple delays its autonomous vehicle (AV) debut to 2026, and Tesla returns radar sensors to its autopilot suite after a short hiatus. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Unlimited Power […]

Brightened Up: 2023 Kia EV6 earns IIHS’ Top Safety Pick+ award

Toronto, Ontario — The 2023 Kia EV6 small electric SUV has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ award, thanks in part to its improved headlights. According to an IIHS press release, 2022 model year EV6s built before September did not earn an award due to a poor headlight rating. However, […]

EV/AV Report: Teaching cars and unplugged EVs

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s EV/AV report, scientists teach cars about social cues, Honda releases a hydrogen and electric based CR-V successor, and the Dutch Lightyear 0 solar vehicle enters production. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Social Faux Pas German scientists from the city of Karlsruhe have presented a prototype that […]

EV/AV Report: Autonomous espionage and charging roads

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s EV/AV report, autonomous vehicles (AVs) join the United States’ list of national security threats, Detroit announces prototype roads that wirelessly charge electric vehicles (EVs) and Tesla escalates the full self-driving beta (FSD) to all interested customers in North America. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Weakest […]

Professional Development: CPCPA standardized EV Skills program expanding to Ontario and B.C. by 2023

Montreal, Quebec — NAPA Canada and the CPCPA have joined forces, expanding the province’s standardized electric and hybrid maintenance and repair program beyond Quebec’s borders. The CPCPA, also known as the Conseil provincial des comités paritaires de l’industrie des services automobiles, is Quebec’s provincial organization responsible for provincial qualification and training standards in the automotive […]

EV/AV Report: Robo-trucks, EV reliability and workforce reductions

Toronto, Ontario — In today’s EV/AV report, a Toronto autonomous driving startup announces its autonomous trucking software, a report on electric vehicle (EV) reliability and Ford’s CEO claims that EVs require only 60 percent of the labour of a fossil-powered car. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Expansion Pack Waabi has launched […]