Re-inventing the wheel: Magnesium adds traction to lightweighting
Lightweighting is fundamental to the design of vehicles that are better tuned to the environment.
AUTO21 hosts its final conference May 26-27
Automotive research initiative will celebrate a 14-year legacy of R&D and innovation.
2015 AUTO21 Conference
AUTO21, a national automotive research initiative supported by the…
What’s driving boomers? [VIDEO]
AUTO21 study tracks their road behaviour
Connecting cars: wireless sensing technologies to make driving safer
AUTO21 researchers are working on enhancing the reliability of V2V and V2I communications to prevent accidents.
Machine vision system to reduces risk of injury.
University of Toronto research wins AUTO21 TestDRIVE competition
Work reduces carbon emissions by up to 10% through eco-driving techniques.
Growing the bio-economy
New materials that replace plastic.
Tuning up automotive tooling.
Auto21 R&D focuses on security, reliability.
Auto21 research develops the next generation.
PLANT print issue: Canada’s eroding auto industry
Without more investment, it will run out of gas.
PLANT print issue: Shape shifting
Memory alloys rev up efficiency while reducing component weight.
Automotive think-tank gets $22 million federal cash injection
Chinese government looks to emerging industries to boost growth.
Automotive R&D gets a $34M injection
The Federal government is boosting automotive R&D with a $34 million grant for six projects at five universities through its Automotive Partnership Canada initiative and industry support.
Wireless that works
Recent technology innovations overcome impediments to wireless networking in automotive plants.
Autoparts made out of…shrimp and crab?
A fishy solution to petroleum-based automotive components won a University of Toronto student a $10,000 scholarship from AUTO21.
Reducing diesel emissions
Global warming and the need for greater energy security is fuelling the search for even more the fuel-efficient vehicles. The most readily available option is the diesel engine.
Virtual injuries, safer reality
Applying technologies that allow for ergonomic interventions much earlier in the virtual manufacturing design process prevent workers from being exposed to injury.
R&D is energizing modern powertrains
The internal combustion engine has proved to be a steady and reliable source of power using relatively inexpensive and readily available fuel. But current R&D will make the internal combustion engine even more efficient and cleaner with direct injection and turbo superchargers.