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Smartphones with a Steering Wheel

Posted on 18. Apr, 2016 by .

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Companies seem to always be looking for new ways to integrate technology into products. The reality though, is that there are some types of products that are better suited and some that are worse off with the increased inclusion of technology. The automotive sector is a prime example of an industry that, on a multitude of levels, is […]

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The Automobile Immobility

Posted on 18. Apr, 2016 by .

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When moving between provinces one would expect there to be at least a very basic level of government and administrative interoperability. Unfortunately, when it comes to moving a car between Ontario and BC there is little evidence of any interoperability or administrative forethought in regards to facilitating people moving between provinces. In order to register a car […]

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The Ontario Drive Clean Conflict of Interest

Posted on 17. Aug, 2015 by .

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As part of my recent process of renewing the registration on my car I encountered a major flaw in the Ontario Drive Clean program. This issue is a common but mostly overlooked problem encountered by anyone with an older car with the high possibility of failing the emissions test. When I investigated what the options […]

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Vancouver: a Grid of Chaos

Posted on 04. Feb, 2015 by .

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Vancouver, with its lack of highways, is one of only a few cities which rely exclusively on surface streets. This fundamental difference makes analysing the effectiveness of some of their transportation infrastructure choices very interesting. The heavy reliance on a grid roads to move traffic around makes the effectiveness of intersections extremely important. There are three types of intersections […]

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Fuel Statistics Through the Ages: A Record of a Honda Accord 2000-2010

Posted on 15. Nov, 2013 by .

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For as long as my family has owned our 1998 Honda Accord my dad has been recording the fuel use and mileage at every fill-up. Since buying the car in 2000 we have amassed a huge collection of driving data that for the most past has not been put to use. This data is actually […]

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An Inside Look At Car Sales

Posted on 01. Sep, 2013 by .

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For two months at the beginning of the summer I worked as a detailer at a car dealership. My responsibilities included cleaning up used cars that had been traded in and needed to be cleaned before being sold again as well as preparing some of the new cars that were going out for delivery. This position […]

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