Dave Guilford Formerly the Managing Editor of Automotive News Canada [email protected] 313-446-0321 See All Staff Page Recent Stories Columnist's goodbye reflections on a complex industry Columnist Dave Guilford, who is also the managing editor at Automotive News Canada, reflects on the rapidly-changing automotive industry as he announces his retirement after 19 years. Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives? It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time arrives, we had better realize that we're playing with human lives as we develop driverless technology. Canada a key to French automaker PSA's return to North America Larry Dominique, CEO of PSA North America, said the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, which went into effect last September, will make it easier to bring European vehicles into Canada. Subtle vs. origami: Opposite sides of the same design coin On one side of the design coin, you have clean-look minimalists smoothing things out. On the other side are brands that favour blade-like spiky surfaces. Small pickups present a gamble If automakers equip smaller pickups with weight-saving materials and fuel-economy technology, that might also push their price too close to that of a base-level big truck. Ontario needs to protect auto sector by increasing investment, province says Speaking at the Automotive News Canada Congress, Giles Gherson, deputy minister for economic development and growth, said the province's investment in advanced machinery and equipment has slowed. EV sales rely on subsidies, proving that prices are too high EVs are in the market, and they're selling. But in most markets, government subsidies are key to sales. Perpetual incentives are not a hallmark of a genuinely successful product. Size matters for safety when it comes to tiny commuter vehicles And if you're commuting to work in a TCV tiny commuter vehicle, like the Vancouver-built Electra Meccanica Solo, Newton's Second Law of Motion – force equals mass times acceleration – won't change. AV tech will be the focus of global transportation congress in Montreal Autonomous vehicles and how cities will interact with them will be the focus of the Intelligent Transportation Society's (ITS) 2017 World Congress in Montreal Oct. 29 to Nov. 2. Ford's Q3 Canadian performance a bright spot Ford Motor Co.'s Canadian sales and market share rose during the third quarter, the company said Thursday. The next wave of electric vehicles Automakers learned the pool of green consumers who would tolerate low ranges and high prices was limited. Now they're bringing out a batch of EVs that are more consumer-friendly.