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

A bump in the road: Can autonomous vehicles do more harm than good?

Autonomous vehicles (AVs): Good or bad? Truth be told, it’s not that simple. If we unanimously claim AVs are good, we fail to consider the risks they pose to society. Alternatively, if we

Published on: November 28th, 2016 Ryerson University BTM Competition Team

BlackBerry inks deal with Ford to develop in-car software

Waterloo, Ont.-based based BlackBerry will be working directly with Ford Motor Company to provide its QNX software and expand its use across Ford's future vehicles, the company announced on Monday. Ford is no

Published on: October 31st, 2016 Brian Jackson