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Ford has announced plans to bring its self-driving delivery cars to the streets of Miami, Amazon is strengthening its smart home lineup with the acquisition of a smart doorbell startup, and the 2018

Published on: March 1st, 2018 Alex Radu

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

The top 10 automotive news stories from CES 2018

Published on: January 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Ford partners with Lyft on self-driving cars for all

Ford Motor Co. says it's partnering with San Francisco-based transportation firm Lyft to deliver self-driving cars via requests from a mobile app. In a Medium post on Wednesday, Ford Vice-President of Autonomous Vehicles

Published on: September 27th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Ford will design its cars with HoloLens augmented reality headsets

Ford Motor Company sees augmented reality as the future of car design and it plans to use the Microsoft HoloLens to pursue it, according to an announcement made on Thursday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZQ_DQD7F3U Ford is

Published on: September 21st, 2017 Brian Jackson

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

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

BlackBerry hit with class action lawsuit from over 300 employees

Note: Updated on Feb. 21 to incorporate comments from Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP. While BlackBerry Ltd. is on track to have its first profitable year since pivoting from smartphone maker to security software

Published on: February 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry gets into the self-driving seat with new Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre

BlackBerry QNX is going all in on self-driving cars by opening a new Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre (AVIC) in Ottawa. Housed inside BlackBerry QNX headquarters, the AVIC will bring the company's partners together in

Published on: December 19th, 2016 Alex Radu

Samsung dives into auto tech market with purchase of Harman

Samsung Electronics has acquired Harman International Industries, a connected car solutions provider, for $8 billion USD, throwing Samsung right into the growing connected technologies market. As smart technology integration with vehicles continues to

Published on: November 14th, 2016 Alex Radu

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

Ford – yes, that Ford – establishes mobile services company

Dearborn, Mich.-based Ford Motor Co. announced today that it would be spinning off its mobile services division into a separate but wholly-owned subsidiary, Ford Smart Mobility LLC. The new company, which according to

Published on: March 11th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Agency targeting ads based on social media conversations about TV expands to Toronto

Montreal-based social media ad service Seevibes is opening up an office in Toronto as it evolves its product and has hired a new executive to head up its next push into the North

Published on: January 28th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Businesses blast consent emails in countdown to CASL

Businesses are looking to get ahead of the game by seeking explicit consent from email contacts before Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) comes into effect July 1. Designed to cut down on the amount

Published on: June 15th, 2014 Brian Jackson