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Highlights from Berkeley SkyDeck’s virtual demo day

With 17 startups participating, Berkeley SkyDeck’s Demo Day isn’t the largest cohort we’ve seen by any stretch. The collection of companies is, however, defined by a wide range of focuses, from pioneering diabetes treatments to retrofitting autonomous trucking, curated by the SkyDeck’s small team and a number of advisors. Founded in 2012, the accelerator is focused on developing early-stage companies tied to the University of California system. Applicants must be affiliated with either one of th...
Tags: Startups, Hardware, Funding, Tech, Automotive, Venture Capital, Biotech, Robotics, Berkeley, University Of California, Los Alamos, Uc-berkeley, Skydeck, Kiwi, Ontario, UCSF


Automakers notch sales bounce a year after COVID-19 onset

Automakers posted higher sales in the first quarter as General Motors Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and others benefited from strong demand for new cars and trucks in comparison with a year earlier, when the spread of Covid-19 shut showrooms. U.S. auto sales surged by more than 8% in the quarter, according to analysts’ estimates. The gain reflects buying as vaccination rates increase and more people return to their pre-pandemic routines. Increased confidence in the economy and worry about lower suppli...
Tags: Business, News, Mexico, Cars, Sport, Soccer, Ford, Gm, Toyota, Chevy, North America, Chevrolet, Detroit, Edmunds, Fiat Chrysler, Ontario


Deep freeze: Cold-weather testing at GM's Kapuskasing Proving Grounds

Every automaker does extreme-weather testing, and for GM, much of that happens in Kapuskasing, in northern Ontario. What's it like to freeze your fingers making sure everything works right? Find out in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Gm, Autos, Manufacturing, Ontario, Winter Driving, Jil McIntosh, Automotive Design, Kapuskasing


Here are some of the car models most likely to be in shorter supply due to the global chip shortage

New Chevys for sale fill the lot at Raymond Chevrolet in Antioch, Illinois, July 17, 2014. John Gress/Corbis/Getty Images Car dealerships are already reflecting the slowdown in manufacturing due to the global chip shortage. Shoppers may see higher prices and lower availability of certain car models. Car companies began halting production in January and expect to lose billions this year. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A global shortage of computer chips has caused s...
Tags: Transportation, Japan, News, Mexico, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Bloomberg, Ford, Gm, Chrysler, Toyota, Bmw, Volkswagen, Dodge, Honda


Industry leaders urge Biden to take action as a critical shortage of computer chips could cost automakers billions

President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the State Dining Room at the White House on February 5, 2021. Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images A shortage of semiconductor chips could cost car companies as much as $61 billion this year.  Production has already been delayed at some Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen and Ford plants. A group of executives at US chip companies urged Biden to prioritize funding for semiconductor manufacturing and research. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stori...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Japan, News, Congress, Abc, Mexico, White House, Cars, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ford, Chrysler, Sia


A critical shortage of computer chips could cost automakers billions this year - now a group of Senators wants the White House to step in

FILE PHOTO: VW re-starts Europe's largest car factory after coronavirus shutdown Reuters A shortage of semiconductor chips could cost car companies as much as $61 billion this year.  Production has already been delayed at some Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler plants. A group of lawmakers has urged the Biden administration to step in and help.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Several senators have called for the White House to combat a global c...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Europe, Japan, News, Abc, Mexico, White House, Cars, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Vw, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota


A global computer chip shortage could mean $61 billion in lost sales for automakers like Toyota and Nissan

FILE PHOTO: VW re-starts Europe's largest car factory after coronavirus shutdown Reuters A global shortage of semiconductor chips could cause car companies to lose as much as $61 billion in revenue, Bloomberg reports. Production of several car models has already been delayed at some Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler plants. The supply chain disruption comes when the industry was just beginning to recover from COVID-19 lockdowns. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Europe, Japan, News, Abc, Mexico, Cars, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Vw, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Volkswagen


Automotive Journalist Dick DeLoach Succumbs to COVID-19

Dick DeLoach, a 44-year automotive industry journalist, who was instrumental at Lowrider magazine and many other automotive enthusiast publications, died on November 9, 2020, following complications from COVID-19. He had been admitted to Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Ontario on October 25th.   DeLoach, 76, of Chino, California, spent his career in the industry as an […] The post Automotive Journalist Dick DeLoach Succumbs to COVID-19 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Media, Industry, Editor, Autos, Journalist, Ontario, Kaiser Permanente Hospital, News Blog, Chino California, Pandemic, Lowrider, COVID-19, Dick DeLoach


Canada Contributing $447 Million Toward Ford Plant Upgrades

With Ford and Unifor having agreed to a new three-year contract last month, Oakville Assembly (which currently manufacturers the Ford Edge and Lincoln Nautilus) is slated to be retooled to manufacturer electric vehicles and their batteries. While the first example wouldn’t roll off the assembly line until 2026, according to the agreement, Canada is excited […] The post Canada Contributing $447 Million Toward Ford Plant Upgrades appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Investments, Canada, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Industry News, Ontario, Ford Motor Co, Unifor, News Blog, Union News, Ford Canada, Lincoln Nautilus, Factory News, Oakville Assembly, Factory Upgrades


Canadian Cool: A Bonneville bobber from Origin8or

Classic Triumph bobbers tend to be commissioned by riders with many years and miles under their belts. After all, it usually takes time to appreciate the elegance and understated style of a hardtail build. This spectacular Bonneville from Rob Chappell of Origin8or Cycles has a very different backstory, though. “The owner is a new rider with just two years under his belt, on a Honda Rebel,” Rob tells us. “He wanted a classic ride in his stable as well.” The client may be a newbie, but he ha...
Tags: Facebook, Canada, Motorcycles, Rob, Michelin, Las Vegas, Lake Ontario, Honda, Chris, Ontario, Bonnie, Oshawa, Custom Motorcycles, Triumph Bonneville, Lowbrow Customs, Triumph Bobber


20 Best Motorcycle Movies and TV Shows To Inspire Wanderlust

When Dave and I passed our M1 motorcycle licenses we fell in love with traveling on two wheels and spent a summer doing motorcycle road trips all around Ontario. While on a long motorcycle ride around Lake Superior, I went through a list of some of the best motorcycle movies and motorcycle moments on film that […] Read the original post 20 Best Motorcycle Movies and TV Shows To Inspire Wanderlust on The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Movies, Films, Dave, Lake Superior, Ontario, Motorcycle, Travel Movies


Giant Killer: Honda CB400F ‘Raptor’ by Ripple Rock Racers

It’s a long time since we’ve featured what you might call a ‘traditional’ café racer. The term is used very loosely these days—we’re as guilty as anyone—and it’s easy to forget how far we’ve moved on from the classic style. So this Kandy-Kolored tangerine-flake streamliner is a good reminder of ground zero. It comes from Kemp Archibald of Toronto’s Ripple Rocker Racers, and it’s been gracing the window of the local Town Moto store since March. The guys at Ripple Rocker Racers make custom ...
Tags: Facebook, England, California, Toronto, Motorcycles, Ducati, Honda, Ontario, Kawasaki, Buchanan, Deutsch, Russell, Brembo, Kemp, Bates, Yoshimura


Double H: Herb Becker’s supercharged Norton drag bike

History has a strange habit of repeating itself. Exactly ten years ago, give or take a few days, we featured a twin-engined Norton called ‘Double Trouble.’ And now we have an even more incredible Norton, following the same format, called ‘Double H.’ It looks vintage but it’s a recent build, and uses mostly Commando rather than Atlas engine parts. It’s also supercharged, because nothing succeeds like excess. ‘Double H’ is the work of Herb Becker, a Norton racebike guru who lives in Ontario...
Tags: Herb, Motorcycles, Honda, Ontario, Norton, Kawasaki, Daytona, Doug, NHRA, Christiansen, Hilborn, John Gregory, Doug Macrae, Harley Davidsons, Norton Commando, Racing Motorcycles


Sedici Garda Waterproof Jacket Review

Several years ago RevZilla and Cycle Gear (and now J&P Cycles) merged under COMOTO Holdings. This has allowed RevZilla’s team of designers to be involved in the redesign of the house brands and address a lot of the issues from previous generations. Sedici is one of these in house brands, and the Garda Jacket is one of the results of the redesign. The Garda is a complete technical ADV / Touring suit for around $420 for both jacket and pants together. The Garda jacket alone is $230 USD. It featu...
Tags: Amazon, Review, Pakistan, Motorcycles, Lg, Anthony, Waterproof Jacket, Ontario, Armor, Yamaha, Garda, YKK, RevZilla, Comoto, Algonquin Provincial Park, Comoto Holdings


Toyota to Chrysler: Two Can Play This Game

It seems that Chrysler’s Pacifica won’t be the only available hybrid minivan for long. While the Ontario-built model, which challenges Toyota’s Sienna by adding all-wheel drive for 2021, remains the only hybrid people mover in the segment, it’s possible the Sienna might soon become the only AWD HEV minivan. That isn’t known for sure at […] The post Toyota to Chrysler: Two Can Play This Game appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Chrysler, Toyota, Hybrids, Pacifica, Ontario, Sienna, Toyota Sienna, News Blog, Minivans, Product Planning, Future Models


The Station: Uber has a taste for Lime, Tesla drama, Moovit gets acquired

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi and welcome back to The Station, I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. If you’re interested in all the future and present ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B, you’re in the right place. As I mentioned in the last edition, “how” our society opens back up is as important as “when” i...
Tags: Google, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Texas, Israel, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Ukraine, Intel, Atlantic, Automotive, Ford, Port Of Los Angeles


Unifor, Automakers Form COVID-19 Task Force North of the Border

Unifor, the union representing Detroit Three autoworkers in Canada, joined those companies in announcing a joint task force Tuesday, the same day the province of Ontario declared an emergency amid the growing coronavirus pandemic. Like the U.S. task force announced Monday, the Canuck team aims to boost protective measures at the country’s auto plants and […] The post Unifor, Automakers Form COVID-19 Task Force North of the Border appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Canada, Ford, Fca, Gm, Autos, Detroit, Ontario, Unifor, News Blog, Union News, Fiat. Chrysler, Coronavirus


Tesla driver arrested for flossing at 84 mph on autopilot

Autonomous driving looks set to be a part of our motoring future. Whilst it sounds great, there might be one thing it can never account for: the stupidity of some drivers. Ok, “stupidity” might sound strong, but traveling at high speed without paying full attention isn’t exactly a good idea, as one Tesla driver in Ontario found out this week. According to a tweet from the Ontario Provincial Police, a 58-year-old Tesla driver was stopped by Burlington officers for travelling at 84 mph (ca. 135 km...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ontario, Burlington, Ontario Provincial Police


Driven: 2020 Kia Telluride

Telluride. For a skier, the name conjures up visions of a wild west town in Colorado ski country, known for deep powder and epic parties.I have never skied at the legendary Colorado resort, but I did stay there once. For one night. The town has matured from the party town I grew up reading about, to a modern corporate resort town, with cookie cutter type upscale hotels being the norm. Not a hot tub party in sight.Three beers. That was all I had. The combination of those three beers and 8,75...
Tags: Colorado, Samsung, Usb, SUV, Canada, Autos, Dodge, Kia, New Cars, Telluride, Ontario, Durango, Yokohama, Kia Telluride, Family Car, Kia Canada


Snorkel tales, or that time we drove a TRD-Pro Tacoma

There are some vehicles in which you expect to receive an abnormal level of attention while driving. Some of them, like sports cars, are fairly predictable. The Bullitt edition Mustang I drove a few months ago comes to mind. Others, like the Kia Stinger GT I drove earlier in the year are less predictable, and yet generate crazy reactions from the public simply because it is so gorgeous and most people have no idea what it is. The 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD-Pro that we drove last week falls somew...
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Tacoma, Taco, Ontario, northern Ontario, Toyota Canada, Trd, Trd Pro, Towing, New car reviews, Truckin, Trucklife, Voodoo Blue, Ivan Ironman Stewart


Uber Freight expands app to Canada

Uber Freight, the Uber business unit that helps truck drivers connect with shipping companies, said Wednesday it’s launching the app in Canada as part of its global expansion plan. The move into Canada will give Uber Freight access to the country’s $68 billion trucking industry, which is facing severe driver shortage that has constrained freight capacity, the company said. It also follows Uber Freight’s announcement in September that it was expanding into Europe. Since launching in May 201...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Europe, Texas, San Francisco, Tech, Chicago, Canada, Automotive, United States, Amsterdam, Transport, Commuting, North America, Quebec


Century-old cars are for driving...

That's the opinion of the Horseless Carriage Club of America, and recently, its Ontario chapter held a week-long event in Canada that was all about taking these cars on the road. They're all 1915 or older, and they're still in service. Find out more in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: America, Canada, Classic Cars, Autos, Ontario, Jil McIntosh, Old cars, Automotive History, Horseless Carriage Club


Second-generation Lexus NX Production Kicks Off in Canada in 2022

A revamped version of a compact Lexus crossover that’s seen a fair bit of exposure on these digital pages will begin assembly in Ontario starting in early 2022, Toyota Canada has announced. We knew some sort of product announcement was scheduled to take place today after the automaker’s Canadian arm stopped and shook everyone in […] The post Second-generation Lexus NX Production Kicks Off in Canada in 2022 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Canada, Lexus, Autos, Crossovers, Toyota, Nx, Ontario, Lexus Nx, Toyota Canada, News Blog, Product Planning, Lexus NX 300


North of the Border, Taxpayer Cash Prepares to Flow to EV Buyers

That headline was originally typed as “government cash,” except that wouldn’t be quite accurate, would it? Canada’s federal government tabled its budget Tuesday, and within those dry, dry pages was a helping hand for the struggling electric vehicle segment. While two of the country’s 10 provinces offer their own EV rebates (Ontario used to pony […] The post North of the Border, Taxpayer Cash Prepares to Flow to EV Buyers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Canada, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Subsidies, EVs, Ontario, Incentives, News Blog


Extreme Vitriol: Unifor Squares Off With Ontario, Receives Support From Veteran Rockstar

The Ontario government isn’t pleased with Unifor’s handling of General Motors’ decision to close Oshawa Car Assembly. Like the UAW, Canada’s autoworker union has been extremely vocal in its opposition to GM’s restructuring plan. Over the last few months Unifor members have picketed, held multiple rallies, protested the automaker during the North American International Auto Show, […] The post Extreme Vitriol: Unifor Squares Off With Ontario, Receives Support From Veteran Rockstar appeared first o...
Tags: Layoffs, Jobs, General Motors, Canada, Factories, Gm, Autos, Automotive Industry, Justin Trudeau, Ontario, Unifor, Todd Smith, Oshawa, Doug Ford, News Blog, Union News


Rocked by GM’s Plant Cull, Ontario Seeks to Shore Up Its Auto Sector

General Motors’ decision to stop the flow of product to Ontario’s Oshawa Assembly plant by the end of 2019 has the province’s government promising cash and a slew of measures to keep the auto industry alive north of the border. Ontario holds the bulk of Canada’s auto-related manufacturing jobs, with the sector adding up to […] The post Rocked by GM’s Plant Cull, Ontario Seeks to Shore Up Its Auto Sector appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Government, General Motors, Industry, Canada, Gm, Autos, Ontario, Oshawa, News Blog, Oshawa Assembly, Auto Sector, Plant Cull Ontario Seeks, GM s Plant Cull Ontario Seeks


Shots Fired: GM Sics Lawyers on Autoworkers Union Over ‘Misleading’ Ad

There’s no love lost between General Motors and Canadian Detroit Three autoworkers union Unifor. The former plans to shutter the historic Oshawa Assembly plant in Ontario this year, the latter would prefer it didn’t. It would also prefer some product to build there. Amid the turmoil surrounding GM’s wide-ranging cost-cutting efforts, Unifor released a commercial […] The post Shots Fired: GM Sics Lawyers on Autoworkers Union Over ‘Misleading’ Ad appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Advertising, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Ontario, Unifor, Detroit Three, News Blog, Union News, Oshawa Assembly, GM Sics Lawyers on Autoworkers Union


Why are auto insurance premiums so high?

In Canada, premiums differ considerably from province to province: in 2018, Quebec had the lowest premiums, while British Columbia and Ontario topped the list. Find out why -- and how you can help to reduce your premiums -- in my story at the National Post. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Insurance, Canada, Autos, Quebec, British Columbia, Ontario, National Post, Jil McIntosh


Behold: A Flying Tesla Model S

A driver in Ontario has been arrested for dangerous driving after jumping a Tesla over a steep railway crossing
Tags: Autos, Ontario


Tesla Buyers Reach Back Into the Public Purse After Court Ruling

We told you earlier this month that Tesla’s Canadian arm was suing the Ontario government for access to big rebates for some of its vehicles. For years, Ontario, located north of Erie, Pennsylvania, handed out up to $14,000 in taxpayer cash to electric vehicle buyers, part of its effort to support green living. Over the […] The post Tesla Buyers Reach Back Into the Public Purse After Court Ruling appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Tesla, Green, Canada, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Subsidies, EVs, Ontario, ERIE Pennsylvania, Rebates, News Blog, Tesla Canada, Public Purse After Court Ruling



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