Toyota announces new company dedicated to self-driving cars

Toyota Motor Corp. announced Friday morning it plans to spend more than $3.5 billion CAD on a new company that will build automated driving software. Toyota, Aisin Seiki Co. and Deso Corp. have

Published on: March 2nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – California says yes to driverless cars; Apple pushes into healthcare; Google bans shopping searches for guns

California green lights driverless cars, Apple is making not-so-subtle strides into healthcare, and Google Shopping bans everything with the word gun in it.   For the first time, California will allow fully autonomous

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Alex Coop

Senate calls for national ‘self-driving cars’ strategy’ as Canada is ‘ill-prepared’

Autonomous vehicles are being touted as the future of the transportation industry but a new report by the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications says Canada is “ill-prepared” for this fast approaching “new

Published on: January 29th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

GM’s new Markham-based Technical Centre to act as company’s software hub

MARKHAM, ONT. - A new Greater Toronto Area (GTA) facility opened by General Motors on Friday will play a crucial role in the company's digital transformation efforts, a company executive has told

Published on: January 22nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

The top 10 automotive news stories from CES 2018

Published on: January 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

TomTom launches new services and announces new partnerships with Baidu, Qualcomm, at CES

Navigation tech firm TomTom further embedded itself in the world of autonomous driving Monday by announcing a series of new partnerships and software launches at CES. The Amsterdam-based announced Baidu and Zenuity are

Published on: January 9th, 2018 Alex Coop

BlackBerry, Baidu team up to develop driverless car software

BlackBerry Ltd. and China’s largest search engine provider have signed a deal to develop autonomous vehicle software. Under the deal's terms, Baidu Inc. will combine its Apollo autonomous open driving platform, which gives

Published on: January 3rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Toronto’s transportation manager on the city’s 2 digitally-driven traffic reduction pilot projects

It may be hard for residents to believe, but the City of Toronto has one of the most advanced traffic systems that was available on the market. Back in 1992, anyway. That's when

Published on: December 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Ottawa, BlackBerry team up to test Canada’s first self-driving vehicle on a public road

The nation’s capital was home to the first autonomous vehicle to drive on a public road in Canada this week. City of Ottawa mayor Jim Watson, City councillor Marianne Wilkinson, and Blackberry GM John

Published on: October 13th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s inappropriate VR promo, Dow Jones accidentally spreads fake news

Facebook uses the devastation in Puerto Rico for a bizarre virtual reality promotion, NVIDIA unveils the first computer chips for developing fully autonomous vehicles, and Dow Jones spreads fake news. From Twitter, Facebook

Published on: October 11th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

The Future Looks podcast: the future of transportation

It’s no secret that technology is changing the world. From smart cars and mobile phones, to connected devices and virtual workspaces, technology is and will continue to disrupt every facet of our lives

Published on: June 26th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Ford abruptly replaces CEO to target digital transformation

As the automaker's stock price continues to drop, Ford Motor Company announced that Jim Hackett will be taking over as CEO, abruptly ending Mark Field's tenure at just under three years. The change comes

Published on: May 23rd, 2017 Alex Radu