A Virtual Upgrade: Seneca Polytechnic and Siemens partner to provide tools and training to the next generation of automotive students

Toronto, Ontario — Seneca Polytechnic and Siemens have announced a next step to the organizations’ long-standing partnership with the advancement of training tools for trades students. Beginning this academic year, students in Seneca’s Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Technology will benefit from a Siemens donation of a virtual reality (VR) manufacturing simulation kit and […]

EV Immersion: Georgian College receives $500k grant to offer extended reality EV training

Barrie, Ontario — Georgian College has been making strides to equip its students with the skills needed for tomorrow’s auto industry, and a recent half-million dollar investment from OVIN’s Regional Future Workforce Program will surely provide a leg-up. This $500,000 grant from the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) will introduce immersive learning opportunities that allow […]

Future Sight: Ford rolls out remote assistance goggles in the United States

Michigan, United States — Do you like augmented reality systems but wish you could take them to work? This technology brings us one step closer. Ford’s See What I See (SWIS) headset is essentially a head-mounted camera with an eyepiece that lines up with the wearer’s vision, much like the GoPros professional sportspeople might wear. […]

EV/AV Report: April 25, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, the federal government expands the ZEV program to include larger vehicles, General Motors patents an autonomous driving education system and Windsor, Ont. officially opens the Virtual Reality Cave for AV testing. More bang for your buck The federal government unveiled big changes to the […]

EV/AV Report: March 29, 2021

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, Project Arrow meets it’s virtual twin that the APMA plans to use through the prototyping phase, Volkswagen reveals the ID.Buzz microbus as the its first full AV and the government of British Columbia helps support a Canadian electric heavy trucks company. Pixelated Production The […]

Volks-Reality: Volkswagen gives VR training demo at SkillsCanada event

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Volkswagen is exploring virtual reality (VR) training delivery to educate collision repair students on the automaker’s technology, repairing mixed materials, joining techniques, electric vehicle repairs and more.  During Thursday’s SkillsCanada Automotive Technology Summit, Volkswagen collision repair program manager Scott Wideman delivered a demonstration and discussion of the automaker’s endeavours in VR training.  […]

3M launches travelling interactive experience on road infrastructure technologies

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — January 31, 2018 — 3M’s Transportation Safety Division is launching a North American Roadshow that will travel to 50 locations throughout the United States and Canada showcasing the latest 3M road safety technology and innovation. 3M has designed a custom 53’ tractor trailer that will offer interactive experiences that […]

Virtual reality an emerging trend at 2017 AutoShow

Young AutoShow attendees experience virtual reality (VR) racing at the Lexus display. VR seems to be a large part of this year's offering.

Toronto, Ontario — February 20, 2017 — Virtual reality experiences seem to be emerging as a top trend among manufacturers and exhibitors at the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow, taking place until February 26 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Whether it’s feeling the wind blow in your hair as you ride in a convertible, taking […]