Predictive Learning: Nissan developing AI algorithms to predict component failure probability

Waterloo, Ontario — Researchers from Nissan and Kitchener, Ont.-based Acerta Analytic Solutions are working on a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool which predicts engine component failure, using data from the vehicle’s electronic control unit and its own machine learning algorithm. According to Automotive News Canada, this tool is the result of a $1.4 million partnership […]

S-U-VANDALISM: SUVs targeted by activists, tires deflated in environmental crimes

Kitchener, Ontario — In a bizarre act of so-called justice, environmental activists in Kitchener have claimed responsibility after deflating tires of over 30 SUVs. Admissions from the group come after Waterloo police received more than 30 calls of property damage overnight Sunday. The damage comes from parked SUVs within the Glasgow Heights and Stanley Park […]

Magnaberry: Magna International and Blackberry partner to develop ADAS solutions

Waterloo, Ontario — In a meeting of two Canadian manufacturing giants, Wednesday saw the solidifying of a partnership between Magna International and Blackberry to jointly develop integrated advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) solutions. BlackBerry will provide the auto parts manufacturer with its QNX software as well as engineering services. “With software now being a driving […]

Future Fruit: BMW to use BlackBerry QNX to develop automation technology

Waterloo, Ontario — BMW is the latest automaker to take a bite out of the berry as Blackberry Limited announced that it has entered a multi-year agreement with the company to develop automation technology. As part of the agreement, BlackBerry will license its QNX technology to BMW Group, as well as assign a team of […]

Waterloo Bandits: Thieves going after high-end vehicles in Waterloo

Kitchener, Waterloo — Over the past few weeks, car thieves have been setting their sights on high-end vehicles in the Waterloo Region.  According to reporting from CTV News, a Toyota and a Lexus were recently stolen from a neighbourhood in Kitchener.  “We looked up and down the road thinking maybe we parked it down there,” […]