EV/AV Report: Advancing autonomy while solidifying cybersecurity

Toronto, Ontario — The University of Windsor partners with a national telecomms provider to spearhead development in autonomous vehicle (AV) connectivity, the director of the FBI warns about the potential use of AVs by terrorists and a Japanese town begins large-scale testing for Level 4 autonomous vehicles. This is the latest in electric and autonomous […]

Welcome to Canada: South Korean battery plant to create 300 jobs in Windsor

Windsor, Ontario — Another assembly plant has chosen Windsor as its next destination, with a South Korean battery casing firm establishing a factory to support the city’s growing EV infrastructure network. DongShin Motech Ltd announced an investment of $60 million into the 15,794 square-metre manufacturing facility, which is expected to employ 300 people when the […]

Building Your Future: Free 12-week trades program to launch early June in Windsor

Windsor, Ontario — A travelling skilled trades program has made its arrival in the heart of Canada’s auto industry and is offering students in the Windsor area a solid step forward into the world of trades. The “Tomorrow’s Trades” program had been making its rounds across Ontario over the past year, including stops in Ottawa, […]

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 […]

Battery Boom: Stellantis receives historic $5 billion investment for Windsor battery facility

Windsor, Ontario — An electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility is officially on the books for Windsor following an historic $5 billion investment from municipal, provincial and federal governments. Marking the largest automotive manufacturing investment in the history of the province, Stellantis, alongside  LG Energy Solution Ltd., expects to employ about 2,500 people at the automaker’s […]

Still Got It: 64-year-old Windsor man charged for doing donuts on frozen pond

Windsor, Ontario — A good time knows no age—unfortunately neither does the law, as a 64-year-old Windsor man is facing a dangerous charge after he was caught doing donuts on a frozen pond at Malden Park. Windsor police began receiving reports around 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon of a vehicle driving erratically and doing donuts […]

Pilfered Pick-ups: Windsor auto theft rises 25 percent in 2021

Windsor, Ontario – Data from the Windsor Police Service says that auto theft in the region rose considerably in 2021, with police reporting 846 motor vehicle thefts and attempts, compared to 676 in 2020, marking an increase of 25.1 percent. The most common methods of theft include breaking and entering into businesses or homes for […]