BlackBerry's Ottawa-based QNX division will help six Canadian companies research and develop prototype products in "sensor fusion" – including lidar, radar, cameras and GPS. BlackBerry will then connect those businesses with global automakers.
About 4,200 Magna employees at 10 operations in North America, Europe and Asia will transition to Hanon Systems in one of the biggest acquisitions of an overseas car parts maker by a South Korean company.
Volvo's Polestar brand announced details of the framework it will use to promote sales for its new electric cars, the Polestar 1 and Polestar 2. The company is also eyeing retail space in Canada.
Nissan Canada is recalling 19,761 vehicles over an anti-lock brake pump defect that may increase the risk of a fire. Nissan told owners to park their vehicles outdoors.
Canada's lead negotiator Steve Verheul and David MacNaughton, Canada's ambassador to the United States, are in Washington to resume negotiations.
Three-way talks with Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo have barely taken place this summer, and none are imminent.
U.S. House of Representatives majority whip Steve Scalise delivered a stern warning Tuesday about "growing frustration" in Congress with what he calls Canada's "negotiating tactics" when it comes to NAFTA.
Trade observers say that while many in U.S. Congress want Canada to be part of a three-way NAFTA, they may not be willing to sacrifice an agreement already made in principle between Mexico and the U.S.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer have agreed to meet again face-to-face to try to reach an understanding about each other's positions on NAFTA.
Doug Ford and his minister of economic development will meet Wednesday with federal officials carrying out trade negotiations in the U.S. capital, and also plan to meet with the Canadian Ambassador to the United States.
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer met Wednesday for nearly four hours and they will meet again Thursday. Freeland says there are hints of optimism.
The Canadian Automated Vehicles Institute will launch in 2019 as a not-for-profit organization open to private- and public-sector organizations developing autonomous and connected vehicles.