Opportunity Through Autonomous Technology

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE NEWS

Autonomous vehicles are here to stay. It comes as no surprise that car manufacturers will begin to mass produce autonomous vehicles in the near future. General Motors (GM) is already building autonomous versions of the Chevrolet Bolt EV on a production line in Detroit. Beyond sheer numbers GM also makes a wide range of vehicle types and sizes into which self-driving technology could be used, said Brian Moody, an executive editor with Autotrader. Meanwhile, Waymo, the self-driving car division of Google parent company, Alphabet (GOOGL), announced it was strengthening its relationship with Fiat Chrysler (FCAU). Waymo already uses about 600 Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid vehicles to test its autonomous driving equipment. Waymo recently announced it would use up to an additional 62,000 Pacifica vans in its fleet. Waymo plans to begin offering a driverless ride-hailing service in Phoenix later this year. Stay tuned for more changes and advancements with autonomous vehicles.

Oh, Canada!

Kanata North Business Association (KNBA) is pleased to announce the development and launch of Canada’s first Autonomous Vehicle Technology and Innovator Directory in collaboration with Invest Ottawa and the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence (CAVCOE). The first of its kind, this unique and valuable resource will provide a comprehensive overview of the growing number of contributors to the Canada’s AV ecosystem. This will include innovators, companies, post-secondary institutions, and other organizations with AV technologies, solutions, and know-how. The Directory will be an open, community document (hosted in Google Sheets) to be populated initially by KNBA and InvestOttawa with Kanata North and Ottawa based AV companies to start. The Directory will be shared with local and national community partners and promoted broadly to ensure continued sharing and awareness. Access the Directory here. The Directory will be available on the Ottawa AV Cluster website – a central resource for all AV related information, announcements and events.

Working collaboratively, the Kanata North Business Association, Invest Ottawa, CAVCOE and the City of Ottawa as well as researchers and academics at Algonquin College, Carleton University and Ottawa University – all bring the awareness of the emerging connected car and AV technologies, products, services and applications developed in Ottawa and across the country to the global market.

The Curious Case of Disruptive Malware

The FBI recently recommended rebooting home and small office routers that could have been infected with disruptive malware, allegedly by sophisticated state-backed Russian hackers. An estimated half million routers and network-attached storage devices have been infected. But even the FBI acknowledges this step will only “temporarily disrupt” the malware.

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Broadcast Date June 4, 2018 Episode 320

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