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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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British Columbia C$2m funding for EVs

7 Aug 2020 | Simon Warburton

British Columbia (BC) businesses and organisations can now secure rebates for EVs through C$2m (US$1.5m) in additional funding for the CleanBC Speciality-Use Vehicle Incentive (SUVI) programme.

Ford puts four legged friends to work at Van Dyke Transmission

28 Jul 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Ford is using four-legged robots at its US Van Dyke Transmission Plant in early August to laser scan the plant, helping engineers update the original computer aided design used for retooling plants.

Canada ploughs US$570,000 into 28 EV chargers

17 Jul 2020 | Simon Warburton

Canada has unveiled a C$770,000 investment (US$568,000) plan to help Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro build 28 EV chargers across the province.

Faurecia acquires start-up IRYStec Software

3 Jul 2020 | Dave Leggett

Faurecia has announced the acquisition of the Canadian start-up IRYStec Software. IRYStec has developed the world’s first software platform using perception and physiology to optimize the user experience of display systems.

Union still fighting FCA Windsor third shift axe - report

8 Jun 2020 | Graeme Roberts

A Canadian auto workers union is set to fight Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) plans to axe the third shift at the Windsor, Ontario minivan plant.

Magna Q1 sales down 18% to US$8.7bn

11 May 2020 | Simon Warburton

Magna has reported first-quarter sales down 18% to US$8.7bn in the light of the coronavirus crisis.

LeddarTech/ Ningbo Sunny to accelerate LiDAR use

24 Apr 2020 | Simon Warburton

LeddarTech is collaborating with Ningbo Sunny Automotive Optech as a member of the Leddar Ecosystem.

Westport Fuel Systems temporarily suspends Brescia production

17 Mar 2020 | Simon Warburton

Westport Fuel Systems has temporarily suspended production at its Brescia, Italy, facility effective immediately in the light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Electrify Canada teams with VW for charging deal

4 Mar 2020 | Simon Warburton

Electrify Canada has unveiled a new charging agreement with Volkswagen Canada, providing 2020 e-Golf drivers with two years of complimentary 30-minute charging sessions.

Magna 2019 net income down 23% to US$1.77bn

24 Feb 2020 | Simon Warburton

Magna has recorded 2019 net income down 23% to US$1.77bn, while sales fell 3% to US$39.4bn.

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