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University of Alberta gets connected vehicle funding
July 4, 2018 by Adam Malik

Half-a-million dollars is going to the University of Alberta to help Canadian cities prepare for connected and autonomous vehicles. The funding will be going towards a “project to pilot the enhanced privacy of connected vehicle communications,” the federal government said

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AAPEX to feature forum on Advanced Driver-Assist Systems
July 4, 2018 by Allan Janssen

This year’s Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo (AAPEX) will feature a special forum highlighting the challenges and opportunities of Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS). The forum, to be held in Las Vegas on Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., will

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EVs set to boom into 2030s
July 3, 2018 by Adam Malik

Last year, one million electric vehicles were sold. In 2032, experts predict 70 million will be sold – accounting for half of all consumer vehicles sold according to a new report. “We are witnessing a seismic shift in the auto

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Openbay gets funding to develop AI-enabled solutions for auto repair
July 3, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Openbay has secured US$8 million in financing to develop artificial intelligence (AI) enabled solutions for businesses that provide automotive repair services The Cambridge, Mass.-based company, which runs an online marketplace for automotive repair and services, says the funding will also

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U.S. chain to deliver groceries using unmanned vehicles
June 29, 2018 by Canadian Press

Cincinnati-based Kroger Company is teaming up with Nuro, a Silicon Valley start-up founded by two Google engineers who worked on the Waymo project.

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U.S. tech shortage getting steadily worse, new report says
June 28, 2018 by Allan Janssen

There were an estimated 38,829 auto tech graduates in 2016. Demand for new entrants is estimated at 75,900 per year.

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HEAVY DUTY: How trucking is gearing up for New Mobility
June 25, 2018 by Allan Janssen

In the second part of an exclusive new series, James Carters talks about the coming heavy duty revolution: electric-powered trucks.

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Electric power is a game changer in the heavy duty market
June 25, 2018 by James Carter

Part 2 of 7 in an exclusive new series.

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New consumer video: The value of an oil change
June 25, 2018 by Allan Janssen

U.S. Car Care Council offers an educational tool to help explain to consumers why they need to come in for regular oil changes.

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Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted: police
June 22, 2018 by Tom Krisher And Jacques Billeaud, The Associated Press

The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show “The Voice” and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix, according to a police report. The 300-page report released Thursday night by

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Korean vehicles kill it in annual quality study
June 21, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Genesis, Kia, Hyundai lead the rankings in J.D. Power’s 2018 U.S. Initial Quality Study

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Electric vehicles push copper demand
June 19, 2018 by Adam Malik

Demand for copper is expected to grow with demand for electric vehicles. The metal is a highly ranked conductor of electricity, used in energy generators, motors, renewable energy systems as well as in Lithium-Ion batteries that are used in EVs.