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The self-driving era is here, the question is what comes next

December 15, 2022 Ian Bickis - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – The self-driving era is here, just not the one that was promised. Instead of sleek pods without steering wheels ready to chauffeur buyers off the lot, there are mostly driverless Chevy compacts, Chrysler minivans, and Ford box trucks

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What’s missing from driverless vehicle rollout plan

January 19, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Driverless vehicles need to have some way of communicating with police, fire and ambulance responders, an auto manufacturers’ group said in a recent report. First responders have ways of handling situations they encounter in traffic but there are no  “common

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Will current auto liability regime apply to driverless cars?

February 7, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurance and traffic laws probably need to change when motorists start sharing the road with driverless cars, a speaker told claims specialists Tuesday. There are now vehicles on the roads with limited self-driving capabilities (as opposed to having no steering

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Driverless cars could be coming soon to Ontario roads

January 9, 2018 Allison Jones - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Ontario drivers could soon find themselves motoring along the highway next to a car with no one in the driver’s seat. The province’s Liberal government is proposing to change the rules of its 10-year automated vehicle pilot project

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Canadians want more regulatory review of emerging technologies: Accenture

May 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadians prioritize regulatory reviews of drones, autonomous vehicles and online user agreements above those of other emerging technologies, according to new research from global professional services company Accenture. For the research, an Ipsos I-Say panel interviewed a sample of 1,003

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Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation launches automated vehicle pilot program

November 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation (MTO) announced on Monday that it is launching “the first automated vehicle (AV) pilot program in Canada,” led by the University of Waterloo, the Erwin Hymer Group and BlackBerry QNX. The pilot brings together a range

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Uber gives riders a preview of the driverless future

September 14, 2016 Dake Kang - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PITTSBURGH – Uber riders in Pittsburgh can get a glimpse of the future by summoning a car capable of handling most of the tasks of driving on its own. Starting Wednesday morning, a fleet of self-driving Ford Fusions will pick

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Automated public transit vehicles back on Toronto City Council agenda

July 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A proposal to ask the Toronto Transit Commission to report on a plan for automated vehicle technology will be back before City Council next week. Toronto City Council’s executive committee voted June 28 in favour of requesting that the TTC

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Autonomous vehicle sales to reach 21 million globally by 2035: IHS Automotive

June 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Global autonomous vehicle sales will reach nearly 21 million by 2035, a substantial increase from previous estimates, according to the latest forecast from IHS Automotive. Released on Tuesday, the forecast is a major increase from previous estimates and is influenced