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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 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.

Linamar CEO tears into tariffs

19 Jul 2018 | Dave Leggett

The CEO of Canadian automotive components supplier Linamar has warned that the North American auto industry is potentially facing a crisis that will 'make 2009 look like a walk in the park' if the US imposes new import tariffs on vehicles and parts in addition to tariffs already imposed on steel and aluminium.

Dana and Hydro-Quebec ink joint venture

25 Jun 2018 | Simon Warburton

Dana and Hydro-Quebec have unveiled a joint-venture partnership in which TM4, a subsidiary of Hydro-Quebec, will become the supplier's source for electric motors, power inverters, and control systems.

Linamar has a good first quarter

16 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Linamar's sales for the first quarter of 2018 were US$1,893.9m, up $237.9m from $1,656m in Q1 2017.

Magna announces record Q1 results

11 May 2018 | Dave Leggett

Magna has posted record quarterly sales for the quarter ended March 31, revenue up 21% year over year to US$10.79bn.

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