EV/AV Report: Zero emission legislation, power cuts and donuts

Toronto, Ontario — The European Union approves the 2035 phase out of CO2-emitting cars, a new NHTSA recall after 637 Lucid Airs lose power to their motors and a self-driving car collides into a car doing donuts at 1 a.m. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Stamp of Approval The European Union […]

Out of Style: Tesla Autopilot drops five spots in Consumer Reports ADAS rankings

Toronto, Ontario — Analysis conducted by Consumer Reports has found that Tesla’s Autopilot driver-assistance system has truly fallen from grace in its OEM ADAS rankings, slipping from second to seventh place from 2020 to now. General Motors and its Super Cruise hands-free driving system have replaced Tesla in the no. 2 spot of the Consumer […]

Musk Movie Magic: Tesla Autopilot head testifies 2016 self-driving video was staged

Toronto, Ontario — A lot of people call Elon Musk a renaissance man, and if that’s true, he can now list special effects artist on his resume, after a Tesla engineer testified under deposition that a 2016 video showing off the automaker’s Autopilot technology was faked. According to Reuters, a video posted to Tesla’s website […]

Full Stop: Tesla issues recall over ‘rolling stops’ in self-driving mode

Toronto, Ontario — Tesla AI appears to be picking up some bad human habits as the automaker announced that they will be recalling 53,822 vehicles on the road in the U.S. for their tendency to make “rolling stops” at stop signs when “Full Self-Driving” is enabled. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), […]

Date with Disaster: Tesla reports fewer miles until collision using Autopilot tech

Toronto, Ontario — Tesla just released its second quarter vehicle safety report and things aren’t looking promising for Autopilot, as the longtime EV frontrunner reports that accident frequency when using the technology is up since last year. While the journey to an AI-induced collision is technically slightly more distant now than in the first quarter […]

Look, Mum! No Hands!: British government approves self-driving vehicles on motorways

London, England — The UK has broken ground as the first government to allow full self-driving vehicles onto public motorways, with the first such vehicles expected to hit British roads at some point this year, Reuters reported. The British Transport Ministry is currently working to establish regulations for these vehicles, which as it stands, are […]

EV/AV Report: April 16, 2021

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, EV charging software developers, EV Connect enter the Canadian market, Ford unveils new Blue Cruise self-driving platform and Mercedes-Benz introduces its first all-electric luxury sedan. Canadian Connection A new challenger emerges in the arena of EV charging networks, as EV Connect officially makes its […]

AV Report: April 9, 2018

On March 18, an Uber AV killed Elaine Herzberg, a 49-year-old Arizonan.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario – April 9, 2018 — In this week’s AV Report: AV conferences in Ottawa and Edmonton, the University of Waterloo partners with Chinese universities on AV tech, Globe and Mail editorial writers tackle self-driving cars and much, much more! There is a crowded spring schedule in terms of conferences in […]