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Development proposals presented for major new National Capital project

Development proposals presented for major new National Capital project

A group consisting of land developers, investors, realtors and theatrical producers has created a plan for a major re-development of a parcel of land in Ottawa. The area, called LeBreton Flats, consists of fifty-five acres in the centre of Ottawa, near Parliament Hill. The plan, called LeBreton Re-Imagined, is a response to a National Capital… Continue Reading

Move to autonomous cars gains momentum with CES announcements, more expected from Detroit auto show

Move to autonomous cars gains momentum with CES announcements, more expected from Detroit auto show

Autonomous, or driverless, cars are getting a lot of attention at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Ford announced an advanced new type of light and radar (LiDAR) sensor for its version of the driverless car. The new sensor is smaller and more sensitive, with a greater range. Ford also announced that it… Continue Reading

Armoured vehicles an important niche in Ontario’s auto industry

Armoured vehicles an important niche in Ontario’s auto industry

A company that began more than twenty years ago to provide cash transfer services from business premises to the bank vault has opened a new facility, complete with Canada’s only armoured vehicle showroom, in Toronto. INKAS Group of Companies now employs more than 200 at its new headquarters, which combines manufacturing and office space, and… Continue Reading

GM investing in connected car research at Waterloo U

GM investing in connected car research at Waterloo U

The president of General Motors Canada announced yesterday that the company will set up a research outpost at the University of Waterloo’s Communitech innovation research hub. The car maker will also endow a research chair in the university’s Engineering Faculty with $1 million. The purpose of both of these commitments is to further the company’s… Continue Reading

Ontario to be hub for Toyota SUV production

Ontario to be hub for Toyota SUV production

The “mid-sized, higher-value vehicles” that Toyota promised to make at its Cambridge, Ontario plant last spring when it announced the end of the Corolla’s run there will be the RAV4 and a hybrid version of it. Toyota made the announcement today, saying that its Canadian subsidiary would become a “hub” for the manufacture of sport… Continue Reading

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