Drivers of self driving cars can rely too much on autopilot, and that’s a recipe for disaster
U of Windsor prof says dream of fully autonomous vehicles is decades away.
NHTSA reports nearly 400 crashes of automated tech vehicles
Tesla’s crashes account for nearly 70% of all autonomous driving incidents reported by a dozen automakers.
StatCan reports manufacturing sales increase in April
Sales rise to $72.3B, spurred by gains in the petroleum, motor vehicle and primary metal sectors.
ETEL’s TBS Linear Axis provides precision and stability for semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
Emerson’s AVENTICS actuator series offers three different screw technologies.
OES YPR-45-15-60 stage series features four motor options.
Amphibious cleantech robot wins Canadian innovation award
Four ‘wheel’, screw-driven HELIX drone automates surveys of toxic sludge tailing ponds.
Tusk Automation becomes Rittal certified
B.C.-based machine builder specializes in programming, automation design and control panels.
Haydon Kerk Pittman 43000 Max series delivers up to a 30% performance enhancement over its predecessor.
Lawsuit accuses parts maker and 3 automakers in air bag case
Class action accuses auto parts maker of selling faulty air bag inflators.
Higher prices lift Canadian manufacturing and wholesale sales, StatCan says
Manufacturing sales rose to C$70.2B in March, but sales in constant dollars remained unchanged.
Feds, Ontario invest $1B to retool Stellantis plants to make electric vehicles
Car maker dedicates $2.6 billion toward plant restructuring and its Automotive Research and Development Centre in Windsor.
Sask Polytech eco car nabs innovation award at Eco-Marathon 2022
Engineering students’ hyper-fuel efficient car features 3D printed body and recycled hockey stick frame.
U of Calgary students convert ATV to solar to help Indigenous communities
Conversion reduces remote northern community’s dependence on high price fuels.
Global EV demand offers singular opportunity for Canadian mining sector
Latest budget provides $3.8B to create Canada’s first critical minerals strategy.
US agency opens probe into EV battery safety
NHTSA investigation sparked by rash of EV recalls due to battery defects.
Canada, Ontario to each invest $259M in GM facilities
Production of the BrightDrop electric commercial vans expected to begin at Ingersoll facility later this year.
OES’ YP100-45 series of dual axis stages feature full range of motion of each axis under a single fixed point in space.
BRP to make all electric motorcycles
Resurrected Can-Am motorcycle line expected to be available in mid 2024.
GM Canada names new president and general manager
Executive chief engineer, Marissa West, to replace current GM, Scott Bell.
Moticont electric cylinder features 1.25 micron resolution.
Ukraine war spurring US push for hypersonic weapons
Cold War echoes as US rushes to equip super-fast, maneuverable weapon to match China, Russia.
Canadian EV registrations soar in 2021
Number of BEVs and hybrids registered increases to 5 percent of new vehicles but increase lags behind EU.
Orbex mini pancake-style motors designed for low-speed, high-torque, quick-response applications.
GM, Posco to build plant in Quebec to produce EV battery material
The US$400 million facility to process cathode active materials for GM’s Ultium batteries.
Stainless Steel Motors
Baldor-Reliance food safe motor line now features AEGIS bearing protection.
Fact Check: Biden takes half steps on electric vehicles
A look at the veracity of US political figures claims about EVs, jobs and Build Back Better plan.
Google to help Ford establish Detroit research hub
Project to transform dilapidated train station into EV and self-driving vehicle R&D facility.
Low voltage AC motors market saw historic growth in 2021
Supply chain disruption of key components drives 21.5% increase in revenue.
Siemens SIMOTICS SD200 severe-duty AC motors now with 75-800 hp output.
GM to spend nearly $7B on EV, battery plants in Michigan
Investment marks the largest in company’s history, will make home state “epicenter” of EV industry, CEO says.
Novel spinal cord injury treatment project spearheaded by UBC researchers
Multidisciplinary team’s project to employ bio-gel to bridge neural damage and encourage nerve regrowth.