North America’s Other Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley is home to North America’s biggest concentration of IT expertise, but Canada is close behind, says Ray Tanguay, the top automotive advisor to the governments of Canada and the province of Ontario.
Silicon Valley is home to North America’s biggest concentration of information technology expertise, but Canada is close behind, says Ray Tanguay, the top automotive advisor to the governments of Canada and the province of Ontario.
He notes that Canada is home to 28,000 IT companies and 288,000 IT specialists. He also points out that the cost of doing r&d in Canada is about 28% lower than in the U.S.
Tanguay says Canada’s biggest strengths in automotive IT issues are encryption and cyber security, both of which are key challenges in the race to make connectivity and autonomous driving technologies viable.
To know that 3,000 cars have been delivered since October 2015 would undoubtedly result in a shrug: in 2017 Toyota delivered 387,081 Camrys, so that 3,000 is less than one percent, and this is in one year, not just over two.
Yes, the rotary engine may be a thing of the past for auto, but this inventor thinks he has a way that will make it more appealing
Although all OEMs and suppliers do their utmost best to assure nothing but top-notch quality is achieved for their vehicles and systems, sometimes things simply go wrong because, well, that’s just how the Universe is.