Blackberry, L-Spark announce first cohort for new tech accelerator program

Blackberry and L-Spark, Canada’s largest software-as-a-service accelerator, have officially announced the seven finalists for the first cohort of the new accelerator program set to help small to medium-sized technology businesses. The new accelerator

Published on: December 17th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

City of Toronto closer to launching driverless shuttles on public roads

Imagine a shuttle bus that gets you to that transit stop that's just too far away to walk to - now imagine that shuttle has no driver. Well, that's exactly what the City of

Published on: December 11th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Uber Canada’s new GM on changing company culture, winning back trust in the great white north

From allegations of a toxic work culture and drivers committing sexual assault to CEO Travis Kalanick stepping down, it’s safe to say Uber had a rough 2017. It’s struggled in Canada too, with

Published on: March 13th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Ford executive details auto maker’s autonomous vehicle plans

Ford has been one of the most vocal automotive manufacturers in the autonomous vehicle space, announcing back in 2016 that it will have a fully driverless vehicle ready to hit roads in 2021.

Published on: February 26th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Fujifilm and Xerox merge, Suncor invests in autonomous trucks

Fujifilm and Xerox merge into an $18 billion dollar corporation, the U.K. government will fine companies millions of dollars for failing to protect against cyberattacks, and Suncor invests big in electric autonomous vehicles.

Published on: February 1st, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

BlackBerry launches new cyber security product: Jarvis

Manually scanning code for issues is nearly impossible, but automakers still have to make sure their software is working correctly. BlackBerry Ltd.’s new cyber security product Jarvis will make that much easier. Announced

Published on: January 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

BlackBerry’s seven recommendations for a more secure smart car

As cars get smarter and more connected, they are equipped with more mechanisms that can be targeted in cyberattacks, like infotainment systems and autonomous driving features. And with autonomous features taking over the

Published on: November 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Ontario launches $80 million new autonomous vehicle network in Stratford

Ontario is aggressively pursuing its goal of being a global leader in autonomous vehicle technologies with its latest announcement. The province has launched an Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) in Stratford, which is

Published on: November 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

2018 BMW 5 Series pushing towards automated future

Self-driving tech is permeating every category of the auto industry, and BMW has designed and developed autonomous features in house for a number of years. Those features are readily available in the BMW

Published on: June 27th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Uber launches new Toronto-based autonomous vehicle research hub

Uber Technologies, Inc. is investing in Canada and Canadian talent with its latest venture. The company announced this week that it will be launching a new research hub in Toronto focused on developing

Published on: May 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Fully autonomous vehicles still 10 to 15 years down the road, says BlackBerry QNX exec

Carmakers must calm consumer fears about cost, not just collisions, to fuel the market for self-driving cars, an executive from BlackBerry QNX said Thursday. During his keynote at a Toronto conference, Grant Courville

Published on: April 20th, 2017 Christine Wong

Ford Fusion paving the way for automation

Autonomous technology is key to the future of self-driving vehicles, and it was not hard to find auto makers showing off their features at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. In part one of IT World Canada's

Published on: April 11th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Intel to acquire self-driving tech company Mobileye in $15 billion deal

Intel Corporation has announced that it will be acquiring Mobileye NV, an Israel-based company specializing in chips for vision-based autonomous vehicles, in a deal valued at approximately $15.3 billion. An Intel subsidiary will

Published on: March 13th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

U.S. road tests show self-driving cars are getting smarter – and safer

Two new research studies point to a smoother road ahead for widespread acceptance of self-driving cars. In a recent U.S. study, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (CDMV) provided year-end road test results

Published on: February 9th, 2017 Christine Wong