EV/AV Report: March 15, 2021

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— This week, Quebec-based battery recycler Lithion joins forces with an OEM, Saskatoon inches closer to electrifying its city fleet and Canadian Tire unveils endeavours in the world of autonomous trucks. Hyundai battery boost Hyundai Canada and Quebec-based battery recycler  Lithion Recycling have announced a service agreement to increase the OEM’s sustainable production […]

The Autonomous Report: BlackBerry QNX runs first on-street test

A BlackBerry QNX-equipped vehicle took to the streets of Ottawa for the first time on October 12. Once testing is fully underway, the vehicles will be operating on city streets amidst real traffic and pedestrians.

By Jeff Sanford   Toronto, Ontario — October 15, 2017 — In this week’s Autonomous Report, a BlackBerry QNX autonomous vehicles (AV) takes to the road in Ottawa, Google’s new self-driving public relations campaign, the tremendous energy costs of autonomous driving and much, much more!   – The biggest news in the AV sector in […]

The Autonomous Report: Proliferation of advanced systems may make drivers worse

A "self-driving" van caused some raised eyebrows in Arlington, Virginia, but it turned out that the car had a human driver ... who was dressed up as a car seat. It was part of an experiment to observe people's reactions to new technology.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — August 13, 2017 — In this week’s Autonomous Report, we look into the unexpected high costs of autonomous vehicles (AVs), the deleterious effect of automation on driving skills, a self-driving “hoax” turns out to be a research project in disguise and much, much more! – One reason not to […]

The Autonomous Report: Audi’s A8 is world’s first level 3 AV

Audi officially launched the 2018 A8 at a special event in Barcelona, Spain. According to the company, it is the world’s first commercially available level 3 autonomous vehicle.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — July 23, 2017 — In this week’s Autonomous Report, we look at Audi’s launch of the world’s first commercially available level 3 autonomous vehicle (AV), why California is repainting its roads for AVs, a new company that will pay for your dashcan or cellphone videos and much, much more! […]

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 […]

The Autonomous Report: Survey says majority believe AVs will outnumber normal cars

Shaun Kirby, Director of Automotive and Connected Cars at tech giant Cisco, recently wrote an article in which he stated that connected cars can be considered the ultimate ‘thing’ in the constantly growing Internet of Things.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — June 11, 2017 — In this week’s Autonomous Report, we look at Alberta’s reaction to autonomous vehicles (AVs), BlackBerry’s latest product, Nissan’s emergency braking tech and much, much more! – Waterloo, Ontario-based tech company OpenText recently conducted a survey of 2,000 Canadians on their feelings and attitudes toward AI […]

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 […]

The Autonomous Report: Busting self-driving myths; Volvo’s autonomous garbage truck

Volvo's autonomous garbage truck, currently under development. The truck would still have a human operator to teach it the route and to actually pick up the garbage.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — May 21, 2017 — In this week’s Autonomous Report, robotics expert Hod Lipson busts some of the myths surrounding autonomous vehicles (AVs), we learn about Volvo’s new project to build an autonomous garbage truck, how even a limited number of AVs could decrease traffic congestion and much, much more! […]