Tuesday Ticker: AkzoNobel shareholder calls for Chairman’s ouster over PPG deal

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By Jeff Sanford   Toronto, Ontario — April 17, 2017 — Leading off this week’s Tuesday Ticker is an update on the continuing drama spinning out of PPG’s attempted acquisition of AkzoNobel. Plus we look into Axalta’s purchase of part of Valspar, BASF’s deal with a “nanopigment” company and much, much more!    – The […]

Tuesday Ticker: Uni-Select hits a 52-week high and the PM drops by 3M

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at 3M’s Canadian headquarters, swinging a hammer at a new super-strong tape being developed as an alternative to rivets and fasteners.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — April 10, 2017 — This week’s edition of Tuesday Ticker looks at some of the political implications of a merger between AkzoNobel and PPG, the Prime Minister’s stop at 3M’s Canadian headquarters, Uni-Select’s stock hits a 52-week high and much, much more! – It looks like PPG “… still […]

The Autonomous Report: Court battle between Google and Uber heats up

The scene of a recent accident in Arizona involving an Uber self-driving vehicle (right). According to one eyewitness, who thought the Uber had a human driver, 'It was the (Uber) driver's fault for trying to beat the light and hitting the gas so hard.'

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — April 9, 2017 — In this week’s Autonomous Report, we look at how advanced technology may lead to driver complacency and more crashes, the latest update on the court battle between Google and Uber over allegedly stolen tech, how a race between nine autonomous vehicles (AVs) only saw four […]

The Autonomous Report: Canada attracts AV investment from Ford

Joe Hinrichs, President of The Americas, Ford Motor Company and Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada at the announcement that Ford will make a $500 million investment in R&D in Canada, including the establishment of the Ford Ottawa Research and Engineering Centre.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — April 2, 2017 — The Autonomous Report keeps you updated on all of the vital news on developments in autonomous vehicles (AVs). In this week’s edition, we look at two major announcements to come out of Canada in the last week, a timeline of AV development according to industry […]