Self Driving Cars

Uber's Self-Driving Car Has Hit The Streets

CP | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Business

There's still a driver behind the wheel, for now.

Self-Driving Cars Could Mean Epic Traffic Jams

CP | Joan Lowy, The Associated Press | Posted 05.16.2016 | Canada Business

Making it easier to get on the road means more people will do it.

Google, Fiat Chrysler Team Up To Build Self-Driving Minivan

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Business

A self-driving car for soccer moms.

'A Lot More Sex In Cars' If Driverless Ones Take Over: Expert

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.30.2016 | Canada Business

"The issue of the attentive driver is ... problematic."

Automatic E-Brakes Will Be In Most Cars By 2022 In U.S.: Source

CP | Tom Krisher, The Associated Press | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Business

Car automakers have reached a deal with the U.S. government, according to two sources.

Video Shows Google Driverless Car Sideswiping A Bus

CP | Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Business

LOS ANGELES -- Newly released video shows the moment a Google self-driving car learned the hard way not to tussle with a public bus. The collision ...

Senate To Study Rules Surrounding Driverless Cars, Garneau Says

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2016 | Canada Politics

A senate committee will look into regulatory, policy and technical issues that need to be addressed so that Canada can safely and smoothly make the transition to self-driving vehicles.

The Real Problem With Self-Driving Cars: Making Ethical Decisions

CP | Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Business

"A car, out of control, is a weapon."

U.S. Government Redefines 'Driver' To Include Computer

CP | Tom Krisher And Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Business

Traffic agency agrees with Google that a computer can be a driver.

Voice-Activated Driving: Is It Any Good Yet?

Reggie Ramone | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada Business
Reggie Ramone

Hidden beneath the veil of popular drive-enhancing technology such as autonomous driving and all-electric sits a feature that doesn't get a lot of time in the spotlight. Rightfully so, as most attempts have proven frustrating, useless, and otherwise a sad, one-trick pony. It's the one feature that is rarely a top 3 deciding factor when someone buys a car: voice-activated driving.

This Is What Canadians Think Of Driverless Cars

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.09.2016 | Canada Business

If there was still any doubt that driverless cars are happening, the news coming out of the world's automakers this week ought to put it to rest. G...

Bye Bye, Parking Lots: Self-Driving Cars Will Reshape Canada's Cities

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO — Fewer parking lots sprawling the length of football fields, more green space and a reshaped vision of public transit. Those are just a ...

Pedestrian Safety Must Be Part Of The Urban Transit Conversation

Jon Packer | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

On the morning of Oct. 28, 2015, 12 pedestrians were struck by cars in the City of Toronto. While some would say it's the result of a wet, grey day, this statistic follows an average of six pedestrians being hit each day, a stunningly high number set to increase as density intensifies and our population ages.

Look: Green, Self-Driving Cars Take Over Tokyo Motor Show

CP | Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Business

TOKYO — Visions of cars that drive themselves without emitting a bit of pollution while entertaining passengers with online movies and social media ...

Self-Driving Cars Are Already On Canadian Roads

CBC | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Business

The move toward driverless vehicles is accelerating with technology such as Tesla's new Autopilot. And that means there are already self-driving ca...

Tesla Cars Can Now Change Lanes On Their Own

CP | Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Business

DETROIT — Electric car maker Tesla Motors is leapfrogging competitors with a new autopilot system that lets cars change lanes by themselves. Like...

How Films like Back to the Future Predicted Accessible Technology

Marco Pasqua | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Living
Marco Pasqua

With "Future Day" a week away, there have been many recent articles on "What Did Back To The Future Get Right?" Rather than bore you with a typical comparison, I thought I'd take a different approach, and highlight how both the BTTF trilogy and Demolition Man made technological predictions of a more inclusive and accessible world.

Canadian University Students Develop Self-Driving Electric Shuttle

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada Business

The shuttle — which is a golf cart — uses two core systems to operate, one to navigate utilizing a military-grade GPS and a second to steer and decide speed by looking for obstacles with a sophisticated laser scanner.

California Reveals Details Of Self-Driving Car Accidents

CP | Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Business

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - California state officials released reports Thursday detailing six accidents that involved self-driving car prototypes, reversin...

Driverless Trucks Proposed For Mexico-Canada Corridor

CP | Clare Clancy, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Business

REGINA - Trucks hauling cargo from Canada through the United States to Mexico and back navigate border crossings without the need for passports, visas...

Bye Bye, Parking Lots: 5 Ways Self-Driving Cars Could Change City Life

CBC | Posted 05.22.2016 | Canada Business

Google's newest self-driving car is set to hit California roads this summer and Nissan has reiterated that it hopes to have its first self-driving ...

Google Admits To 11 Accidents Involving Self-Driving Cars

CP | Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Business

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Google Inc. revealed Monday that its self-driving cars have been in 11 minor traffic accidents since it began experimenting with...

How Self-Driving Cars Could Slowly Take Over Our Roads

CBC | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Business

Many of us have a vision of the future in which driverless cars will stream efficiently through our streets and highways as we lounge in the back, wa...

Google: Self-Driving Cars On Roads In 2 To 5 Years

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Business

DETROIT - The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years.Chris Urmson says the car...

By 2040, We Won't Need Subways

Candice Malcolm | Posted 10.26.2014 | Canada Politics
Candice Malcolm

Premier Kathleen Wynne's solution to the transportation infrastructure problem is to spend a whopping $50 billion of taxpayer money over the next 25 years to build an expansive rail network. By 2040, Toronto may finally have the subways that other cities built nearly 200 years earlier. But can you imagine what the world will look like in 2040? We are on the cusp of explosive new technologies that will revolutionize how we commute. Innovative tech startups are fixing the problems we currently have with cars: that they pollute too much, are too expensive for many, and congest our overcrowded roads. Here are three notable examples of ideas and companies that will change transportation as we know it.