The company already announced that it will be opening a GM Mobility Campus within the next few years that will serve as a research and development centre for transportation innovation projects such as this car sharing initiative. However, GM's Vice President, David Paterson, said that they will be introducing some new type of transportation technology in Toronto before the R&D facility even opens.
The hope is that shared, automated, and electric vehicles will benefit Toronto in more ways than one. Common issues in city transportation such as congestion and vehicle pollution could see improvements with an initiative like this, and the self-driving feature would also mean that the convenience aspect of ride sharing wouldn't be compromised.
While the project has yet to be formally confirmed, GM appears enthusiastic about it and is likely to give it a whirl. They already run a similar car sharing service in various US cities called Maven+, which places shared cars in condo parking lots to be available for paying members to use. Such a model has potential to work in a city like Toronto.
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While these establishments are no longer there, one building has remained for over 200 years and with it a mystery that goes back just as long.
In 1815, only several years after its construction, the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse saw the disappearance and rumoured murder of its first keeper, J.P. Radan Muller, a disappearance that remains a mystery to this day.
Officers with the Toronto Police Service basically stumbled upon a mini-IKEA after finding a shipping container filled with more than $120,000 worth of allegedly stolen office and home furniture.
Two Mississauga men have been charged in the incident, which started when a shipping container was stolen from the Jane and Finch area on Thursday, May 13.
According to a statement from TPS, officers found the container at a warehouse just a seven-minute drive away from where the theft took place, recovering a staggering amount of furniture.
Police say they found 193 boxes of office furniture, 97 pieces of home furnishings, 51 boxes of home reno equipment and cabinetry and 10 boxes of bathroom reno merchandise.
Bilal Mohammed, 32, and Hamza Irfan, 30, have both been charged with multiple counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (over $5,000) and Trafficking in Property Obtained by Crime (over $5,000).
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