Editor: More UN/globalist dreams. Canada is a ”State” of the UN and all authority and political parties in “Canada” do the bidding of the UN and it many organizations. Harper stated “it’s a loss of national sovereignty” in 2010. At this point in time the UN is the real gov. of “Canada” and the provincial governments. The political parties are just acting on the UN/globalist policies. Time we all wake up and smell the stench of the globalist agenda.
Canada needs to act on driverless cars, report warns
Canada needs to move fast to clear the path to driverless vehicles and capitalize on their market potential, a report says.
As the global auto and tech industries hurtle toward the driverless car of the future, Canada needs to move faster to clear obstacles in its path and capitalize on its market potential, an Ottawa-based think tank says.
Canada is beginning to lag in recognizing and preparing for the large impact this disruptive digital technology will have on our society, the Conference Board of Canada says in a report released January 2015.
An exception is Ontario, where Premier Kathleen Wynne has made autonomous vehicles one of the provincial transport minister’s priorities, according to according to Automated Vehicles: The Coming of the Next Disruptive Technology.
Failure to act could mean Canadian companies lose out on their fair share of the emerging global market for automated vehicles, the board warns, noting that BlackBerry’s QNX is one of the emerging superstars.
QNX, which already makes the software that runs in most of the world’s cars, is now partnering with Italy’s University of Parma VisLab4 to develop autonomous vehicle systems.
Apple Inc. has also reportedly talked to Canadian auto parts maker, Magna International Inc., about its plans for developing an electric car. The tech giant has reportedly toured a Magna plant in Graz, Austria, that can assemble a complete vehicle.
Both companies have declined to comment.
However, much more participation in this rapidly emerging field is needed for Canada to become a recognized leader, the report says.
“This report is intended to be a wake-up call for public and private policy- makers, who must act soon to keep Canada in the “game” of automated vehicles, the conference board says.
Driverless cars will be nothing less than the first widely available “autonomous robots” to be used by nearly everyone in the world’s advanced economies, the report says.
Most auto makers are already adding parallel parking assist and other automated features to their vehicles. They expect to have fully driverless models in their showrooms within five to 10 years, the report notes.
In some scenarios, self-driving vehicles have the potential to redraw the economic landscape, reducing traffic fatalities, congestion and smog, the report says.
Google Inc., for example, envisions a world in which fleets of driverless vehicles replace private cars, providing taxi-like services.