Tech talk: Gerry Malloy

Look back to look ahead

Look back to look ahead

October 26, 2016 at 4:50 pm 0 comments

Automotive technology has come a long way We’ve been hearing a lot lately about disruptive technologies. But the fact is, automotive technology doesn’t change overnight. Even if some new feature such as autonomous capability may seem disruptive when it arrives on the market, it got there through an evolutionary process. […]

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Autonomous hype too far, too fast

Autonomous hype too far, too fast

September 15, 2016 at 8:40 pm 0 comments

Fatal Tesla autopilot crash has forced a face off with reality. Autonomous cars — those that truly drive themselves — are coming. On that point there is little argument. But they aren’t here yet, in spite of much media hype and advertising hyperbole to the contrary. What we do have […]

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Autonomous cars: A high-tech utopian dream

Autonomous cars: A high-tech utopian dream

August 4, 2016 at 3:07 pm 0 comments

It’s difficult to see, read or listen to almost any kind of media report these days without encountering some reference to autonomous vehicles — typically, how wonderful they will be, all the problems they will solve, and who will get them to market first.

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Cars of the future

Cars of the future

June 13, 2016 at 3:53 am 0 comments

Will BEVs take over the automotive world? Or will hybrids better satisfy buyers? Based on recent mass media coverage, much of it fuelled by the Tesla/Elon Musk hype machine, it seems a forgone conclusion that battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are about to take over the market. Governments, too, are backing […]

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Technology can’t solve everything

Technology can’t solve everything

May 4, 2016 at 12:52 am 0 comments

As a society, we’ve become reliant on technology to solve our problems. Whatever they are, there must be some technological fix for them, if not today, then tomorrow. We can be forgiven for clinging to that conviction because, to a great extent, it has been true — and nowhere more […]

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Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

March 8, 2016 at 9:07 pm 0 comments

AUTONOMOUS CARS ARE COMING, BUT WE DON’T KNOW WHEN Chances are, your dealership personnel are already taking questions from customers about autonomous vehicles. Those who have paid any attention to recent mass media reports are probably convinced such vehicles will be on sale by 2020, if not sooner. Some may […]

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The future is electric

The future is electric

March 7, 2016 at 9:41 pm 0 comments

AUTOMAKERS ARE GEARING UP TO INCLUDE EVS IN THEIR LINEUPS, BUT THEY FACE MANY CHALLENGES ALONG THE WAY When he was discussing the Ontario government’s recently-released Climate Change Strategy report with the media, Glen Murray, the province’s Environment Minister, made no bones about what cars that government wants its residents […]

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Why it’s tough to be clean

Why it’s tough to be clean

December 22, 2015 at 6:39 pm 0 comments

TAKING AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE TECHNOLOGY ADOPTED TO MEET NOx EMISSIONS STANDARDS How could it possibly happen? Beyond the initial outrage, that’s probably the first question many of us asked on learning that Volkswagen cheated on its emissions tests. And subsequently that 11-million diesel VWs, worldwide, are fitted with […]

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