Automotive industry’s second renaissance of innovation is about IT

In the next couple of days, ITBusiness.ca will be launching a “Drive” section that focuses on advancements of in-car technology and the connected vehicle. So why would a technology-focused news site launch a

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

In-car tech at the 2012 Canadian International Auto Show

It used to be that auto shows were about showcasing the inner workings of a car. The engine that gives that satisfying hum, the steel-reinforced roll cage that made compact cars safe to

Published on: February 27th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Ford 2013 models offer voice recognition and software keys

Ford Motor Co. got an early lead on its in-car IT system with its first implementation in the 2008 Ford Focus. Since then, Ford was been working with Microsoft to improve Sync, its

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Ford Escape an SUV that parallel parks itself

When parking a bigger vehicle like an SUV, it can be hard to see everything around you as you back up into a tight space. Ford Motors Co.'s Escape helps out the driver

Published on: February 21st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

QNX: Software that’s literally under the hood

Many Canadians only heard of small, Ottawa-based QNX Software Systems for the first time when it was acquired by Research in Motion (RIM). It would be an important part of the struggling mobile

Published on: December 16th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Hackers could attack modern cars without even touching them

An unsuspecting driver opens her door and steps into her new car, placing her smartphone on the dash as it connects with the in-car infotainment system for hands-free features. Little does she know

Published on: December 13th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Video Rewind: Siri not the first smart voice-recognition system

Many Apple Inc. fans are intrigued by the iPhone 4S and its new voice-recognizing personal assistant, Siri. While previous iPhones accepted some voice commands, the new app makes speaking to the phone much

Published on: October 25th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Next stop for tech ubiquity – your car

I was born in the last generation that will ever remember living in a world where computing was not ubiquitous. A computer didn’t enter my household until I was 11 years old, and

Published on: March 16th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Technology on wheels at the Canadian International Auto Show

Picture this commute to work - You leave your front door, travel mug in hand, and open your car door and start the engine with the press of a button. You never had

Published on: February 26th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Ford revs up auto production with 3D prototyping

Three-dimensional digital prototyping doesn't just improve design – it can actually speed up production.This was a key message of Autodesk president and CEO Carl Bass, during his opening address at Autodesk World Press

Published on: February 13th, 2008 Nestor Arellano