Auto-Diagnosis: Ford patents camera-based damage identification system

Toronto, Ontario — A new patent secured by Ford aims to record  and report vehicle body damage instantaneously from the point of impact for immediate communication directly to partners such as insurance and rental companies, according to reporting from Ford Authority. Filed on Oct. 6, 2020, published on Jan. 24, 2023 and assigned serial number […]

EV/AV Report: Tech shows and self-driving developments

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s EV/AV report, new vehicles on display at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Mercedes becomes the first OEM to commercially offer Level 3 autonomous vehicles in the United States and Microsoft may invest US$10m into a self-driving truck company, according to leaked info. This is the latest in electric […]

Life’s a Game: Ford publishes patent for remote-controlled vehicles

Detroit, Michigan — Ford published a rather interesting patent in early December; it appears the OEM is pursuing vehicular remote control capabilities via a smartphone controller. The original patent was filed on June 2, 2021, and published on Dec. 8, 2022. The patent looks at capabilities in controlling a vehicle that’s towing a trailer, though […]

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 […]

Popularity Contest: Ford F-150 remains Canada’s most sought-after vehicle, Honda Civic surges in popularity

Toronto, Ontario — Canadian automotive marketplace AutoTrader unveiled a report last Thursday concerning car shopper preferences in 2022, indicating that luxury and mainstay vehicles remain the most popular vehicles, with interest in more economic options driving other contenders towards the Top 10. Impressively, the Ford F-150 holds strong as Canada’s most sought-after vehicle for the […]

Supporting Survivors: SATA coupe built by childhood cancer survivors sold for $137,500

Tennessee, United States — This past weekend, the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer auctioned a custom Gen 3 Factory Five Type 65 Coupe for a remarkable $137,500. According to a press release from the Austin Hatcher Foundation, automotive therapy is one of the services provided at no cost to families facing pediatric cancer. This […]

Corporate Decision: Ford Canada withdrawing from all Canadian auto shows

Toronto, Ontario — Ford Canada will be withdrawing corporate support from all Canadian auto shows in 2023, citing a change in business strategy. “As the auto industry experiences change at a pace never seen before, Ford of Canada is transforming every part of its business,” company spokeswoman Lauren More said in an email to Automotive […]