If you live in a northern country, you are likely aware of the sport Biathlon. If you don’t, here’s a quick description. According to the Biathlon Canada website, biathlon is an Olympic winter sport, which combines competitive, free technique cross country skiing and small-bore rifle marksmanship. The word biathlon is of Greek origin and means “two tests”. This of course refers to the combination of skiing and shooting which dates back over 4000 years through the tradition of hunting while travelling on skis in pursuit of game. Historians also cite military references with descriptions of battles between warriors on skis. Gradually, the techniques needed for survival and combat developed into contests of skill.Read more
Speech: Steve Carlisle speaks to Canadian Club of Toronto
October 21, 2015 – was an important date.
In the 1989 movie “Back to Future 2”, Canadian actor Michael J Fox travelled back and forth in time with the benefit of knowing where technology would take the world.
Much of what the film forecast was remarkably on point.
While we don’t have flying cars yet, we now have hover boards and flying drones.
And we are now turning waste into energy.
The lesson here is, we should never underestimate the pace of change and the possibilities that can be realized through imagination and ingenuity.
There are so many things we could talk about today given the pressures and opportunities facing the auto sector but, I’d like to focus on what I think is the single most important challenge andopportunity for our industry: and that is innovation and the future of mobility.
In fact here in Canada its time to get back to thinking about the future of the automotive industry.Read more