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Drivers warned about predicted extreme cold

Canadians are used to driving in cold temperatures but not everyone is prepared for unusual, extreme cold that can kill car batteries and stall vehicles. The not-for-profit auto club, CAA of south central Ontario has issued a special advisory urging» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Canadians divided over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

A new survey shows Canadians are relatively evenly divided over selling Canadian made weaponry to Saudi Arabia, specifically a deal for armoured vehicles developed by London Ontario based General Dynamics. It was, and is, a massive arms deal worth some» 

Economy, International, Society

Switching to a “green” vehicle? Canadians lukewarm

A new survey by the Angus Reid Institute of Canadians attitudes towards so-called green vehicles shows divided opinions. .After more than five years of incentive programmes in three of Canada’s most populous provinces to help fund purchases of electric or» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Autonomous trucks being adopted by mines- with job losses

There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about autonomous cars, and there’s been some talk of autonomous transport tractor trailers (“semi’s”) coming too. There’s also talk about what that might mean for the millions of commercial drivers around» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Self-driving vehicles still safer, says consultant

A collision between a self-driving shuttle and a truck in Las Vegas, U.S. last week made headlines, but a Canadian consultant says autonomous vehicles are still safer than those driven by humans. The collision was blamed on human error. ‘Wonderful,» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Ontario takes another step toward driverless vehicles

Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, took another step towards developing autonomous vehicles (AV’s) today. So-called “driverless” vehicles are being tested today on provincial streets and roads as part of large pilot project.  There will be no restrictions on where they» 

International, Politics, Society

Defence industry defends controversial Saudi arms deal

The association that represents Canada’s defence industry is defending the government-approved sale of light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia, reports Canadian Press. The controversial $15-billion deal is vigorously opposed by groups like Amnesty International and Project Ploughshares as well as»