Sensor Census: Tesla’s case for cutting out ultrasonic sensors

Toronto, Ontario — Tesla’s decision in October to cut ultrasonic sensors from production in favour of a more cost-effective computer vision system was met with skepticism from a largely LiDAR-centric auto industry, but recent analysis shows that the leading EV maker may be onto something. The removal of ultrasonic sensors from Tesla vehicles made the […]

Malibu Malfunction: Improper welds spotted on 2022 Chevy Malibus, recall issued in Canada

Toronto, Ontario — General Motors-certified repairers ought to keep an eye out as several Chevrolet Malibus on Canadian roads have been identified to have been improperly welded in the assembly stage, leading to the potential for bumper-based ADAS sensors to be rendered non-functional. Transport Canada’s recall notice issued for the model, last updated on Dec. […]

EV/AV Report: April 11, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, Honda made a deal with GM to use Ultium battery technology on upcoming EVs, a Toyota subsidiary has found a cheaper option for AV data collection and the “Centre of Excellence” technology lab is turning out to be a hub of innovation. EV Treaty […]

Glue Guide: Volvo updates position statements on windshield adhesives, bumper cover repair

Toronto, Ontario — Volvo has expressed some sticking points in a pair of position statements regarding windshield adhesives and bumper cover repair. The Swedish automaker reiterated in one of the statements that only Volvo Genuine parts, and subsequently only Volvo PUR adhesive kits, should be used in the repair of Volvo windshields. “These [kits] are […]

Sometimes it pays to own an old vehicle

By Jordan Arseneault   Toronto, Ontario — September 26, 2018 — Finding the right car can be a complicated process at the best of times. Now, technological gadgets found standard in most new vehicles only adds to the homework consumers must do before purchasing a vehicle.   Most car owners could list off all the features […]

Friday Fun: Sensor overload, human unpredictability and autonomous vehicles

The new Tesla X Signature Series features sensor equipped rear gull wing doors.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — September 3, 2015 — Some interesting facts and figures from the week that was: – The number of sensors in cars may be getting ridiculous. The new Tesla SUV has gull-wing doors equipped with sensors so that when they open they don’t hit anything. However, it seems certain that […]