Automotive News Canada - February 2018 - v2 - 1

A LOOK AT OUR CRYSTAL BALL: 2018's BIG STORIES/P16-17

FEBRUARY 2018 | VOL. 3, NO. 2 | AUTOMOTIVENEWS.CA FOR BREAKING NEWS AND DIGITAL EDITION

WALKER
blasts
Ontario
labour
law
MAGNA CEO calls gov't policy pro-socialist and short-sighted
SIDEWALK
LABS
GOOGLE PARENT
ALPHABET INC. WANTS
TO TRANSFORM TRAVEL
WITH SELF-DRIVING CARS.
Now it wants to rethink urban
life by building a neighbourhood
designed for autonomous vehicles
on the Toronto waterfront.
Sidewalk Labs, a division of
Alphabet, is looking to leapfrog the
industry, which is abuzz with talk
of "smart cities" that seamlessly
integrate autonomous vehicles, public transit and information shared
by vehicles and infrastructure.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
is backing the proposal, which
could take decades to implement
fully.
Sidewalk's Quayside project
would start small with a 12-acre
site, but ultimately create a
3.2-square-kilometre vision of
digital-era urban living. "Taxibots"
would transport people within the
neighbourhood's confines, while
underground streets would carry
delivery trucks. On the surface
level, "you can imagine a world that
feels very much like the pre-automobile city," a Sidewalk official
said.
Automotive News Canada digs
into the project - its potential and
concerns about privacy in the digitally monitored environment -
in an in-depth mobility feature.

THE
PLAN
TO CONVERT

3.2

SQUARE
KM

OF TORONTO
WATERFRONT
INTO A TECH
NEIGHBOURHOOD
WITH AUTONOMOUS
VEHICLES

CIAS
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SPECIAL FEATURE/P18,19

( P H O T O : S I D E WA L K L A B S )

/P12

Dearth of skilled
workers costs
Canada's auto
sector millions
Trillium president
says the Ontario
government
needs to produce
a steady stream
of fresh recruits
By JOHN IRWIN
TORONTO BUREAU

AN ONTARIO DEALER
association said its members are struggling to find
skilled workers to fill service jobs and it wants the
provincial government to
provide more training.
Frank Notte, director of
government relations for
the Trillium Automobile
Dealers Association
(TADA), said Ontario dealers have largely been hurt
by a shortage of people
trained to repair increasingly complex vehicles.
The need to close this
skilled-trades gap also
extends to factory floors of
parts suppliers and vehicle
manufacturers.
The federal and provincial governments are
aware of the problem. For
instance, sharing best
practices in skilled-trades
education was a key com-

Students test and hone
their abilities in the Skills
Ontario Competition.
( P H O T O : S K I L L S O N TA R I O )

ponent of an automotive
memorandum of understanding that Ontario and
Michigan signed in 2016.
And in 2009, Ontario created its College of Trades,
charged with regulating
and promoting skilledtrades work.

ONE-STOP SHOP
But Notte said that
Ontario has not gone nearly far enough to promote
skilled trades, and dealers
are increasingly paying the
price.
"We don't think they're
fulfilling their mandate.
The college is supposed

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