Tech talk: Gerry Malloy

Autonomous cars: A high-tech utopian dream

Autonomous cars: A high-tech utopian dream

August 4, 2016 at 3:07 pm Comments are Disabled

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.

Read more ›
Cars of the future

Cars of the future

June 13, 2016 at 3:53 am Comments are Disabled

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 […]

Read more ›
Technology can’t solve everything

Technology can’t solve everything

May 4, 2016 at 12:52 am Comments are Disabled

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 […]

Read more ›
Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

March 8, 2016 at 9:07 pm Comments are Disabled

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 […]

Read more ›
The future is electric

The future is electric

March 7, 2016 at 9:41 pm Comments are Disabled

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 […]

Read more ›
Why it’s tough to be clean

Why it’s tough to be clean

December 22, 2015 at 6:39 pm Comments are Disabled

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 […]

Read more ›
What the future holds

What the future holds

October 16, 2015 at 2:10 am Comments are Disabled

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES ARE COMING BUT MOST CONSUMERS ARE NOT YET READY TO EMBRACE THE TECHNOLOGY. SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR THE INDUSTRY? Like it or not, we’re well down the road to autonomous cars — although just what “autonomous” means and how soon we’ll get there are questions that […]

Read more ›
Another step on the road

Another step on the road

October 1, 2015 at 5:41 pm Comments are Disabled

AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BRAKING IS ABOUT TO BECOME STANDARD EQUIPMENT In spite of mass media reports to the contrary, the autonomous car isn’t going to swoop down on us fully hatched — apart, perhaps, from some opportunistic attempts at being first to market. Rather, as is the established norm in the […]

Read more ›
Canadian auto dealer