Friday Fun: March 2, 2018

A collision technician was injured by an unidentified flying object after a driver crashed into the elevated vehicle platform he was working near.

By Jeff Sanford   Toronto, Ontario — March 2, 2018 — In today’s Friday Fun: a UFO injures a mechanic, 420 – the most dangerous day to drive; a loophole in the laws around auto data; China’s new auto manufacturer takes shape and much, much more!   A truly bizarre accident occurred in California last […]

Tuesday Ticker: Elliot Advisors launches another suit against AkzoNobel

Bosch is forecasting growth for electric scooters and microcars, primarily driven by demand in Asia.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — July 10, 2017 — This week’s Tuesday Ticker looks at a new legal challenge launched against AkzoNobel by one of its own investors, stock in auto parts retailers melts down, Boyd and Assured close their deal and much, much more! AkzoNobel – Just when it seemed the AkzoNobel-PPG takeover […]

The Autonomous Report: Could self-driving cars impact police procedures?

Police regularly level charges against motorists for various crimes that were uncovered when vehicles were stopped for routine traffic violations. What happens to this practice when autonomous cars obey every single rule without fail?

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — June 25, 2017 — In this week’s Autonomous Report, comedian Steve Patterson looks at the lighter side of autonomous vehicles (AVs), Aviva is in talks with driverless car manufacturers, potential impacts of self-driving vehicles on policing and much, much more! – Steve Patterson, a stand-up comedian and a host […]

Tuesday Ticker: 52-week highs for Axalta and 3M; Toyota on the hunt for new tech

Toyota President Akio Toyoda recently told shareholders the company will consider mergers or acquisitions to procure new automotive technologies, including self-driving technologies.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — June 19, 2017 — This week’s Tuesday Ticker looks at what’s driving 52-week highs for Axalta’s and 3M’s shares, why Toyota is willing to pursue mergers and acquisitions in search of new automotive technologies and much, much more!  Sherwin-Williams (SHW) – Analysts are weighing in on Sherwin-Williams now that […]

The Autonomous Report: Jim Hackett to lead Ford into the self-driving era

Jim Hackett, Ford's new President and CEO. Hackett is being billed as the exec who will negotiate the coming self-driving car era.

By Jeff Sanford   Toronto, Ontario — June 5, 2017 — In this week’s Autonomous Report, we look at what Jim Hackett’s ascension to CEO and President of Ford means for the company’s autonomous vehicle (AV) efforts, Intel’s latest study on the coming “Passenger Economy,” why electric cars may not be the “greenest” option and […]

Tuesday Ticker: PPG makes third bid for AkzoNobel

Antony Burgmans, Chairman of the AkzoNobel Supervisory Board. Burgmans backs management's plan to retain control of the company, saying the Board believes the plan will deliver superior value to shareholders.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — April 24, 2017 — This week’s Tuesday Ticker looks at PPG’s third bid to buy AkzoNobel, earnings reports from Sherwin-Williams and PPG, why AutoCanada may soon be rated a “buy” again and much, much more! – AkzoNobel has received a third unsolicited proposal from PPG for all outstanding share […]