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Announced in December 2020, Ivy is BlackBerry's bid to be as big a player in intelligent vehicle communications as it long was in vehicle infotainment systems. The platform collects and interprets data from dozens of sensors in a modern car and oversees the flow of information between vehicle, manufacturer and service providers.
The Canadian division of Tokyo-based global manufacturer THK says it will spend $27 million to expand a plant in Tillsonburg, Ont., and add automated machining and assembly centres. The project is expected to add 65 jobs in Tillsonburg and another 35 at a THK plant in St. Catharines, Ont. The company said the plants will supply steering and linkage components for upcoming projects at Toyota and Ford.