apmaTEC: Autonomous Vehicle Technology Wanted

apmaTEC: Autonomous Vehicle Technology Wanted

Before connected and autonomous vehicles (C/AVs) are deployed on Canadian roads, there must be significant improvements to how these systems work. Individual technologies must be improved, and their integration needs to be thoroughly tested to ensure driver safety. While innovators have historically had few opportunities to develop and test connected and autonomous vehicle technologies, a…

Alternative Vehicle Propulsion Systems: The Future of Automotive Tech

Alternative Vehicle Propulsion Systems: The Future of Automotive Tech

This article is the 3rd of a 3-part series on automotive trends: Part 1: Intelligent Mobility Part 2: Manufacturing Materials and Processes Part 3: Vehicle Propulsion Systems Since automobiles were introduced, propulsion systems have relied on spark-ignited internal combustion engines (ICEs). These types of gasoline and diesel-based engines have been improved over time, however are…

Intelligent Mobility is Shaping the Future of Automotive Technology

Intelligent Mobility is Shaping the Future of Automotive Technology

This article is the 1st of a 3-part series on automotive trends: Part 1: Intelligent Mobility Part 2: Manufacturing Materials and Processes Part 3: Alternative Vehicle Propulsion Systems Vehicle automation, connectivity, and mobility services are automotive technology trends that have been around for decades. The industry has experienced profound advancements from a significant acceleration in…

Shared Mobility: One Day, Nobody Will Own Personal Vehicles

Shared Mobility: One Day, Nobody Will Own Personal Vehicles

Alternative transportation methods are growing in popularity across the world. Instead of owning or leasing vehicles, people are increasingly looking for ride-sharing and hailing services which can reduce the cost and responsibility associated with travel. These new trends have been gaining momentum for years, but have recently become common in urban areas with higher population…

Autonomous Vehicle Technology: Investing in Safe Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous Vehicle Technology: Investing in Safe Self-Driving Cars

One of the most exciting automotive technology trends happening in Canada and globally is the emergence of autonomous vehicles. Self-driving cars reduce involvement in the driving process; this helps eliminate accidents, lower fatigue and stress, and improves passenger productivity. It’s a disruptive trend that will impact automotive manufacturers and technology developers alike for the foreseeable…

Will Electric Vehicle Technology Replace Combustion Soon?

Will Electric Vehicle Technology Replace Combustion Soon?

Guided by regulatory requirements and a shift in consumer preferences, electric vehicles are on the path to taking over global market share for new vehicle sales. While there are still many years ahead where internal combustion will reign supreme, the inevitable swing in market preference will eventually catch up. But when will this be? How…

Shifting Automotive Technology Preferences Provide Global Opportunity

Shifting Automotive Technology Preferences Provide Global Opportunity

Automotive technologies are constantly improving to meet customer demand. The popularity of cutting-edge, technology-filled vehicles continues to increase across the world; therefore, automotive suppliers and technology developers must be willing to develop these systems. There are incredible opportunities for businesses who respond to growing interest for electric, autonomous, and connected vehicles. Canadian automotive companies should…

How Electric Vehicles are Gaining Worldwide Popularity

How Electric Vehicles are Gaining Worldwide Popularity

The future of electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly clear. Battery and engine technologies are being researched and developed at record pace; this has allowed global consumer demand to increase steadily. As more consumers begin to understand the technology and feel comfortable investing in electric vehicles, the market will become dominated by this trend. This…

$1.9M in Research Grants Awarded to Improve Automotive Technology

$1.9M in Research Grants Awarded to Improve Automotive Technology

Nano One Materials has secured $1.9 million in Canadian government funding through the Automotive Supplier Innovation Program (ASIP). Research grants will support the company’s development of battery material production technology and enable the design, construction, and operation of Nano One’s pilot plant. The Automotive Supplier Innovation Program (ASIP) fosters automotive innovation, including the development of…

$1.8M CleanTech Project Reduces Transportation-Based Carbon Emissions

$1.8M CleanTech Project Reduces Transportation-Based Carbon Emissions

Canada’s transportation sector has a significant impact on climate change. In fact, reports suggest that transportation currently accounts for 1/4 of all Canadian greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Because of this, the Government of Canada has accelerated the development of electric vehicle (EV) charging station network, spanning from coast-to-coast. The network will support increased range for…