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THE WEEK THAT WAS - Connecting cars in Canada

27 Nov 2015 | Graeme Roberts

I'm not long back from a fascinating week in Ontario, home to all of Canada's car assembly plants, major suppliers such as Magna and Linamar and a bunch of clever companies and academic boffins all working in what we might term the connected and automated car space.

Integrated Canadian test cells impress OEM visitors

19 Nov 2015 | Graeme Roberts

It takes a fair bit to impress engineers from a major OEM but the boffins from a major Canadian university reckon they achieved that recently with a guided tour of a new research and development facility they are building.

Finally, an intelligent conversation with a car

18 Nov 2015 | Graeme Roberts

Ever had a conversation like this with a car?

DETROIT INTERVIEW: APMA president, Steve Rodgers

28 Jan 2013 | Simon Warburton

APMA is Canada's national association representing OEM producers of parts, equipment, tools, supplies and services for the worldwide automotive industry. Its president, Steve Rodgers, talked to Simon Warburton at the recent Detroit Auto Show.

FEATURE: Canada attracts wave of automotive investment

13 Jun 2006 | editorial team

As the indigenous auto industry in the northeastern United States contracts under OEM and supplier sector restructuring the mood to the north is much more upbeat. The Ontario province of Canada has secured a number of significant investments in the automotive sector that point to competitive advantages even as the Canadian currency appreciates against the US dollar. Behind the investment wave there’s a strategy for attracting investment that is proving successful.

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Magna Q3 net income up 8% to US$554m

13 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

Magna has recorded third-quarter net income up 8% to US$554m, due to what it says is a "substantially lower income tax rate."

Linamar Q3 sales and profits rise

8 Nov 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Canadian supplier Linamar increased third quarter sales 18.6% year on year to US$1.8bn.

Tenneco to shut Ontario and Georgia operations

29 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

Tenneco is to close its original equipment ride control plants in Owen Sound, Ontario and Hartwell, Georgia as part of what it says is an "initiative to realign its manufacturing footprint."

Magna inks deal to buy Haptronik

26 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

Magna has signed a deal to acquire Haptronik further investing in motion-control software and adding to the Canadian supplier's activities in mechatronics products.

Magna and Rohinni team on LED solutions

30 Aug 2018 | Simon Warburton

Magna Electronics and Rohinni have formed a joint venture to produce ultra-thin micro LED lighting solutions .

BC Hydro reveals seven Vancouver Island EV chargers

29 Aug 2018 | Simon Warburton

BC Hydro has unveiled seven electric vehicle fast-chargers on Vancouver Island, allowing drivers to travel between Ucluelet, Campbell River and Sidney.

BYD Canada secures electric bus order

16 Aug 2018 | Simon Warburton

BYD (Build Your Dreams) Canada has secured an order for nine long- range battery-electric buses from Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) and the Réseau de Transport de Longueuil (RTL).

Quebec orders nearly 500 BAE Systems electric-hybrid buses

15 Aug 2018 | Simon Warburton

BAE Systems says the Association du Transport Urbain du Quebec (ATUQ) has ordered 497 electric-hybrid buses using its Series-E electric drive propulsion system.

Magna Q2 net income up 14% to US$626m

8 Aug 2018 | Simon Warburton

Magna has posted second-quarter net income attributable to Magna International, up 14% to US$626m.

Toyota Kentucky plant now building 2019 Lexus ES350

6 Aug 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Production of the redesigned 2019 Lexus ES350 on a new platform has begun at Toyota Motor's longest established US assembly site in Georgetown, Kentucky.

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