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​Toyota highlights experimental technologies with artificial intelligence that recognizes driving habits and facial expressions

​Toyota highlights experimental technologies with artificial intelligence that recognizes driving habits and facial expressions

  As the Tokyo Motor Show approaches, Toyota announces plans to highlight an array of experimental technologies geared toward detecting the needs of drivers. The technology uses artificial intelligence to monitor driving habits, facial expressions, and social media use. This information will be used to anticipate a driver’s needs and desires. This technology will be… Continue Reading

Solar Challenge 3,000 kilometer “race” tests solar capabilities and technologies

Solar Challenge 3,000 kilometer “race” tests solar capabilities and technologies

​The future of automotive technology is vastly changing. As Toyota makes waves with its Concept-i series and its new tech company, other companies and innovators are following suit and making their own mark on the world. ​The annual World Solar Challenge, which began in 1987, has seen fierce competition. This year, a Dutch family car… Continue Reading

Ontario launches Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network in Stratford to highlight privonce as the “go to” for Autonomous tech

Ontario launches Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network in Stratford to highlight privonce as the “go to” for Autonomous tech

Ontario is reinforcing its status as a go-to destination for developing automated vehicles by launching AVIN, the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network, in Stratford. This unique demonstration zone is among the first of its kind in Canada and will allow researchers to hone the technology and test an AV in a wide range of everyday, real-life… Continue Reading

Guidelines released for self-driving cars by Trump administration: “future of safety and mobility” according to some; recipe for “disaster” say others

Guidelines released for self-driving cars by Trump administration: “future of safety and mobility” according to some; recipe for “disaster” say others

The anticipated guidelines for controversial self-driving cars were released at a press conference by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in Michigan. Most major auto-makers have a stake in the future of self-driving cars along with Google and other major technology players. Consumer advocacy groups, however, caution the plans have “no regard for our safety.” Taking a… Continue Reading

12 new electric vehicles by 2022 Renaut-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance commits 30% of overall production output

12 new electric vehicles by 2022 Renaut-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance commits 30% of overall production output

The powerful Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance announced they will swing 30 percent of production to electric cars by the year 2022, in the form of 12 new models. With Tesla already at 100%, Volvo committing to 100%, and other companies ramping up electric plans, the future of EVs seems bright — assuming the infrastructure is built. The… Continue Reading

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

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