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One sweet ride: a biodegradable auto made of sugar beets and flax — but what about mice?

One sweet ride: a biodegradable auto made of sugar beets and flax — but what about mice?

Gifted students from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, developed Lina, a car with a biodegradable body made of sugar beets and flax. Previously, many cars have used vegetable-based resins for upholstery and dash board components, but this group of engineers devised a way to create rigid body panels out of bio-composite sheets. Not… Continue Reading

As the Tesla Model 3 enters production, oil companies revise estimates of EVs on the road upwards to 530 million by 2040

As the Tesla Model 3 enters production, oil companies revise estimates of EVs on the road upwards to 530 million by 2040

Tesla’s runaway success with the relatively economical Model 3, just entering production, together with major pushes forward into plug-in automobiles from most major manufacturers has oil companies sweating the numbers a bit. Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), a researcher, projects oil demand will drop by 8 million barrels by the year 2040.     Projections… Continue Reading

Automotive and chemical manufacturing pull up overall Canadian manufacturing sales to higher level than projected

Automotive and chemical manufacturing pull up overall Canadian manufacturing sales to higher level than projected

Overall monthly manufacturing sales are up again, for the third month in a row, rising 1.1 percent to $54.6 billion for May 2017. Inventories are also down 0.2 percent and unfilled orders are down 1.5 percent. The ongoing strength came from sixteen of twenty-one industries in the manufacturing sector with: durable goods rising 2.2 percent nondurable… Continue Reading

Clean freight: with over 10 per cent of emissions coming from “goods moving” the push is on for greener trucking

Clean freight: with over 10 per cent of emissions coming from “goods moving” the push is on for greener trucking

Greenhouse gas emissions have been on the rise, and approximately ten per cent of Canada’s emissions stem from freight. Though there are plenty of ideas for reducing these emissions, critics are quick to pick out the flaws and setbacks — namely, competitive and economic issues. However, other experts point out there are solutions that do not… Continue Reading

Honda hopes to catch up on Autonomous driving and electric vehicle technology — by 2025

Honda hopes to catch up on Autonomous driving and electric vehicle technology — by 2025

Honda is a favourite brand of many enthusiast drivers. No one can argue their technology isn’t state of the art — in gas-powered engines. Until now, however, corporate visionaries had not set any goals to the fastest-moving two areas of automotive engineering: EVs (electric vehicles) and autonomous driving cars. In hybrid technology, they don’t match… Continue Reading

Most important auto tech of all: safety. 2017’s safest cars according to IIHS and a quick look back at 1959

Most important auto tech of all: safety. 2017’s safest cars according to IIHS and a quick look back at 1959

Do you nostalgically cling to the belief that the old tons-of-steel behemoths of the 1950s and 1960s were safer than todays smaller, nimbler, faster-stopping cars? The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety did an anniversary crash test to abolish any lingering doubts.   In the tests, as seen in the video, the crash test dummy in… Continue Reading

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