EV/AV Report: Confused AVs, Ford price-cuts and Montreal on the map

Toronto, Ontario — A first responder yells at an autonomous vehicle (AV) driving towards a San Francisco fire truck, Ford announces its own electric vehicle (EV) price cuts in a bit to compete with Tesla’s own reductions, and Montreal’s EV investments begin to bear fruit in North America’s e-trucking industry. This is the latest in […]

EV/AV Report: Electric investment and confused cars

Toronto, Ontario — Canadian auto industry leaders warn the federal government to adapt its electric vehicle (EV) strategy in response to growing American investment, U.S. lawmakers consider mandating noisemakers on post-1997 EVs and hybrids and a Waymo autonomous vehicle (AV) self-drives itself into an open trench. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. […]

EV/AV Report: perplexing policies and ADAS laser attacks

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s report, automakers criticize the push for electric vehicle adoption, scientists discover a dangerous exploit in autonomous vehicle (AV) sensors and American lawmakers approve integrating thermal cameras into AV sensor suites. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Too many Cooks Representatives of Canada’s auto industry warn that […]

EV/AV Report: August 30, 2021

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, Hyundai announced the “Hydrogen Wave” global forum, General Motors is shifting its EV focus toward the Ultium battery platform and Waymo is scaling back it’s third-party lidar sales. A Changing Tide Hyundai Motor Group is looking to make a splash in the alternative energy […]

Waymo autonomous cars under attack

By CRM staff Waymo’s autonomous vehicle testing in Chandler, Arizona, has faced a few bumps along the way–though most cannot be blamed on the vehicle programming team.  Since 2016, when Waymo –which is a subsidiary of Google — began its testing, the vehicles have been attacked and  sabotaged by a number of local residents. Both […]

AV Report – Waymo’s robo-taxis

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — December 7, 2018 — Autonomous vehicles are slowly making their way onto the roads. Although, many experts have speculated that we won’t be seeing these vehicles in the hands of consumers for another decade or so. But, that doesn’t mean to say that there hasn’t been any progress on speeding […]

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 […]

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 […]