EV/AV Report: June 28, 2021

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s EV/AV Report, Audi announces it will only launch all-electric models beginning in 2026 and Brampton becomes the first municipality in Ontario to use an electric-powered fire truck. Meanwhile, a new study shows many Canadians are concerned about autonomous vehicles.  Combustion Engine Expiry Date Set Starting in 2026, Audi will […]

EV/AV Report: June 7, 2021

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s EV/AV Report, SUVs catch a bad rap from environmentalists; Apple’s vehicle project reportedly drops multiple top managers; and a Canadian battery recycler gets a boost from the CleanBC Plastics Action Fund. Selfish SUVs Evidently, most models are doing their part to reduce carbon emissions, except sport-utility vehicles.  The International […]

The Autonomous Report: Atlanta tests self-driving bus route

Atlanta has started testing autonomous buses like these Transdev EZ10s on North Avenue in the city's bustling Midtown area. Atlanta has become one of the largest urban areas to test autonomous vehicles, joining Sao Paulo and Shanghai.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — September 17, 2017 — In this week’s Autonomous Report, self-driving buses rollout in Atlanta, a big test for driverless pizza delivery, why Alphabet’s first autonomous vehicles (AVs) may be trucks and much, much more! – Domino’s Pizza and Ford are teaming up to research the reactions people will have […]

The Autonomous Report: FCA teams up with BMW on self-driving tech

FCA has signed a deal with BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye to develop autonomous vehicle technology. Shown here is Intel’s Advanced Vehicle Lab in Chandler, Arizona. The lab tests sensor-laden cars on nearby streets, collecting information to create so-called deep learning models for future self-driving cars.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — August 20, 2017 — In this week’s Autonomous Report, Ford’s new automation-focused CEO steps out, old-timers get autonomous vehicles (AVs), 3M designs sensor-friendly stop signs and much, much more! – A press release notes that BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye have signed a memorandum of understanding with Fiat Chrysler […]

Report: KPMG predicts sharp dive in OEM collision parts sales

A new report from KPMG indicates that OEM collision parts sales may fall by as much as 48 percent.

Detroit, Michigan — May 21, 2017 — OEMs may see a substantial reduction in their collision parts revenues as a result of fully self-driving cars, according to a new report from the KPMG US Manufacturing Institute Automotive Center. The report indicates that OEM parts sales may fall by as much as 48 percent. The KPMG […]

The Autonomous Report: Flying cars are popping up; driveless tech in Shanghai

The Kitty Hawk Flyer, a "flying car" design from a company owned by Google founder Larry Page. More than a dozen companies are currently working on some sort of flying vehicle for the masses.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — April 30, 2017 — We take to the skies with this week’s Autonomous Report, with news of flying cars coming in from several fronts. We also take a swing by Shanghai for some highlights of the driverless tech rolling out at that city’s auto show and much, much, more! […]