Precious Cargo: NHTSA expands child seat testing to include side impact ‘t-bone’ test

Washington, D.C. — The U.S.’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted final approval on Monday to a set of updates to testing requirements for child safety seats which introduced a 48 km/h side impact “t-bone” test to the list of requirements. “Side-impact collisions cause serious injuries and deaths in young children each year,” said NHTSA […]

Making it a Whole Thing: Vancouver Tesla fire prompts probe from Transport Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia — The public spectacle caused by a flaming Tesla in downtown Vancouver raised some red flags with Transport Canada, as the federal regulator’s collision and defect investigation team made an appearance on-scene as part of a newly launched probe into the vehicle. Transport Canada dispatched their team alongside local fire services and […]

Wiper Woes: Ford recalls more than 650,000 vehicles for faulty windshield wipers

Toronto, Ontario — Faulty windshield wipers have been identified as the cause of the latest recall issued by Ford, currently affecting more than 650,000 pickups and SUVs on U.S. roads. Transport Canada has yet to provide details on whether any vehicles in Canada are affected, though the U.S.-based National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has […]

Gone Rogue: 700,000 Nissan SUVs recalled for dashboard fire risk

 Washington, D.C. — A recent report by Nissan to the NHTSA called for a voluntary recall campaign after “thermal incidents” occurred with four Rogue vehicles. Electrical connectivity issues would corrode the vehicle’s internals, potentially causing a fire. According to the NHTSA, salt and water could enter the dashboard harness connector through the driver’s side footwell. […]

Green Light: Santa Claus’ travel restrictions lifted for Christmas Eve

Ottawa, Ontario — Politicians on both sides of the aisle are praising the decision made by Transport Canada on Thursday to allow famed children’s demigod Santa Claus to travel freely within Canadian borders on Christmas Eve. Transport minister Omar Alghabra confirmed that Claus’ pre-flight plan has been double-checked, ensuring that there will not be a […]

Full Price: Tesla Model 3 no longer eligible for federal EV incentives

Ottawa, Ontario — A recent price increase on the Tesla Model 3 has caused the popular EV to lose eligibility for purchasing incentives in Canada, according to a notice posted by Transport Canada. Tesla is currently listing its Model 3 at $59,990 on its website, far surpassing the $45,000 benchmark to be eligible for the […]

Step Up for Safety: Transport Canada announces $12 million in funding for road safety projects

Ottawa, Ontario — Canada’s Minister of Transportation, Omar Alghabra, announced a call for proposals on Friday offering up to $12 million in funding for initiatives that help promote road and vehicle safety. According to the Enhanced Road Safety Transfer Payment Program, the government will be distributing funds to organizations who develop projects that promote road […]

Transport Canada prepares for autonomous and connected vehicle testing

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — February 26, 2019 —  With autonomous vehicles on the horizon, Canada has been proactive in ensuring that the proper economic and safety precautions are taken.  Last month Transport Canada announced changes to the 10-year automated vehicle pilot program that was launched in 2016. The new changes which will allow the […]

Cleantech project hits the jackpot

By CRM Staff    Toronto, Ontario – September 5, 2018 —Transport Canada awarded more than $300,000 to various Ottawa organizations who developed cleantech auto projects, as reported by the Ottawa Business Journal.    The groups were tasked with the challenge of advancing new technologies in order to reduce the carbon footprint of Canada’s transportation sector. […]