Month: February 2017

Canadian robotics firm Clearpath gets foot-in-the-door at U.S. Toyota plant

KITCHENER, Ont.—Ontario-based autonomy firm Clearpath Robotics has got its foot—or self-driving wheels—in the door at a Toyota Motor Corp. manufacturing plant in the southern U.S. The company’s industrial subsidiary, Otto Motors, announced Feb. 14 one of its autonomous vehicles will begin delivering tires to assembly workers on the line at the Japanese automaker’s Corolla plant …

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Impact of Electricity Pricing on the Auto Industry

Electricity Pricing in Ontario and its Effect on Competitiveness: An Automotive Manufacturing Case Study February 2017 report by Greig Mordue & Kelly White of the Automotive Policy Research Centre (APRC) A recent report published by APRC shows the impact of electricity prices on the automaking industry, and finds it is not sufficient to be a …

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Canada can be an AI leader

Steve Irvine is the founder and CEO of Toronto-based Integrate.AI I recently made the decision to leave my executive role at Facebook Inc. in Silicon Valley to start a company, Integrate.AI, focused on applied artificial intelligence. Normally, this news would not raise an eyebrow in the valley. In fact, people in positions like mine often …

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