Transportation

With Holistic Approach, Mazda To Introduce Electric Vehicles

Every automaker takes pride in their engines, but few match the passion and conviction shown by Mazda. Mazda has reason to believe it’s on the right track; in 2016, for the fourth year in a row, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency named the company, whose fleet-wide adjusted fuel economy per ...

The selloff of AcuityAds in an overreaction, Haywood says

AcuityAds CEO Tal Hayek. After AcuityAds (TSXV:AT) this morning cut its revenue expectations for 2017, Haywood analyst Pardeep Sangha has lowered his price target on the stock. But the analyst says the sharp selloff in the company’s shares is largely unwarranted. This morning, AcuityAds announc ...

Great Lakes Waterfront Trail

Although Hamilton, Ontario is best known for the fire and smoke of Stelco Steel, the city is offering up breathtaking views of Lake Ontario to my left and waterfalls to my right. As I wind down the side of the escarpment on my bicycle, I can’t contain my happiness. What a perfect way to start [ ...

Why you can’t win a Formula One race without an electric engine

  The answer, as always, is technology. My first cars were 4-cylinder 1.6 Litre engines. These were typically aspirated except for a 1971 Volkswagen Type III (Fastback) that actually had fuel injection instead of a carburetor. Didn’t help much but unlike modern cars controlled by a number of ...

Driving and texting may soon be a thing of the past thanks to this U of Waterloo tech

Computer scientists at the University of Waterloo can now tell when you’re driving and texting, and they plan to use the new technology to help prevent distracted driving, which is now a more serious road concern than impaired driving. Researchers with the Centre for Pattern Analysis and Machine ...

Are Smart Dealers Making a Wise Decision? Dealers Drop Out As Ohio Proves EVs Sell and Daimler Launches Radical Concept

Just weeks after more than two-thirds of Smart’s U.S. dealerships elected to stop selling the small vehicle following news that the brand would be shifting to all-electric, the next-generation “Smart vision EQ fortwo” concept vehicle has been introduced. The most prominent feature of the Smar ...

Audi to Introduce Solar Roofs, Improve Fuel Efficiency and EV Range

Photo courtesy Audi AG.Audi today announced a plan to increase the range of the company’s electric vehicles by generating onboard solar energy using thin-film solar cells. Audi and its partner, California-based Alta Devices, a subsidiary of the Chinese solar-cell specialist Hanergy, are taking an ...

CGI Group’s Affecto acquisition gets thumbs up at Canaccord Genuity

A minor acquisition for CGI Group (TSX:GIB.A, NYSE:GIB) is getting the thumbs up at Canaccord Genuity. This morning, CGI Group announced it had made an offer to acquire Affecto, a data analytics firms based in Finland, for $146-million. “The offer to merge with Affecto aligns with CGI’s plan ...

Testosterone can cause stock bubbles and crashes, new study finds

A new study on testosterone is no bull for a male dominated industry. As in other decision-making arenas like, for example, buying a new car or deciding where to go for dinner, research has consistently shown that the financial markets and, particularly, investors’ decisions can be influenced by ...

Fuel economy regulations, decreasing battery costs driving EV adoption: BNEF

Bloomberg New Energy Finance has predicted that 54% of all vehicle sales in 2040 will be electric vehicles (EVs). The big driver of this demand comes from increasingly stringent fuel economy regulations, according to its recently released outlook on EV sales. ...