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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

Volvo aims to put garbage collectors out of work with autonomous robot garbage trucks

Volvo aims to put garbage collectors out of work with autonomous robot garbage trucks

Is Volvo trying to put garbage collectors out of work? Although it’s early stages, an autonomous robot truck is under development by the European car-maker — already a leader in the development of autonomous automobiles. They claim it will garbage collection safer. There can be no doubt that it’s impressive technology, judging by the demonstration video:… Continue Reading

Diesel emissions fallout continues: US. to sue Chrysler Fiat if talks fail

Diesel emissions fallout continues: US. to sue Chrysler Fiat if talks fail

It’s not quite “Diesel-gate” but the smoke hasn’t cleared on diesel emissions. The Justice Department in Washington is already preparing to serve Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, assuming talks continue to break down, according to confidential sources, as reported by Automotive News. This relates to alleged U.S. clean-air infringements, relating to diesel engines.     Note:… Continue Reading

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StatsCan reports record auto sales for May 2017: 11 per cent over last year
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TransCanada Corp plans a significant multi-billion dollar expansion of its Nova natural gas pipeline [more]
Electric bush plane: combined project of Zenair and Solar Ship combines rugged short landings with green technology
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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 emissio [more]
Ford’s 347 kph GT: World’s fastest supercar a testbed for new automotive technology
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Canada green tech company helps Chile reduce methane in landfills: $7 million project
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