Uber’s self-driving operations return to Toronto

By CRM staff  Toronto, Ontario — December 20, 2018 — Uber’s autonomous operations (Advanced Technology Group “ATG”) will be returning to Toronto starting today, with humans operating the wheel. The ride-sharing service’s autonomous testing, which has been suspended since March after a pedestrian was struck and killed in Arizona, returns to Canada’s biggest city in the […]

Uber drivers now insured by Intact Insurance

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario — August 17, 2018 —Intact insurance has teamed up with Uber to give rideshare drivers additional coverage to insure them in the event of an accident while on the job.    This coverage would be added onto the drivers already existing plan.   Currently Uber only exists in the […]

The AV Report July, 27

By Jeff Sanford   Toronto, Ontario — July 27, 2018 — In this week’s AV Report: The first-in-history Congressional hearing on flying taxis, Intact floats ‘real-time’ insurance pricing, Waymo chief tells governors AVs will launch later than expected, and much, much more!   The LA Times notes that, “… a meeting of the House Committee […]

AV Report, June 18, 2018

In today's AV Report Tesla's Autopilot feature continues to suffer from a bad reputation.

By Jeff Sanford   Toronto, Ontario — June 18, 2018 — In this week’s AV Report: Daimler Trucks’ boss tempers AV hype, Toronto Pearson International airport opens up to Uber, Ford tests delivery van in Miami, and much, much more!   A report in one of the world’s premier business newspapers, the Financial Times of […]

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 […]

The Autonomous Report: Researchers find two methods to hack LiDAR

Waymo is working with emergency services in Chandler, Arizona, to teach its software what to do when a fire truck, police car or ambulance comes up behind it or passes it on the road.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — July 2, 2017 — In this week’s Autonomous Report, we look into the potential for LiDAR hacking, how autonomous vehicles (AVs) are learning to deal with emergency vehicles, the role of rental car companies in Google’s grand plan, and much, much more! – A report from Deutsche Bank claims […]

Uber launching self-driving research centre in Toronto

Uber has announced that Raquel Urtasun of the University of Toronto will lead the company's first Advanced Technologies Group brand outside of the US.

Toronto, Ontario — May 8, 2017 — Uber has announced that Toronto will be home to its first Advanced Technologies Group branch outside the US. Raquel Urtasun will head up Uber’s efforts in Toronto. Urtasun is an associate professor at the University of Toronto. According to a statement from Uber, she is one of the […]

The Autonomous Report: Court battle between Google and Uber heats up

The scene of a recent accident in Arizona involving an Uber self-driving vehicle (right). According to one eyewitness, who thought the Uber had a human driver, 'It was the (Uber) driver's fault for trying to beat the light and hitting the gas so hard.'

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — April 9, 2017 — In this week’s Autonomous Report, we look at how advanced technology may lead to driver complacency and more crashes, the latest update on the court battle between Google and Uber over allegedly stolen tech, how a race between nine autonomous vehicles (AVs) only saw four […]