The Hub August 2017 - Page 22

THE LOON(IE) SOARS CROSS-BORDER The Canadian dollar has reached 80 cents AUTONOMOUS USD, not seen for more than two years. VEHICLE CROSSING As a border city, Windsor-Essex’s tourism Automotive supply companies Magna and Continental have teamed up to test cross-border autonomous vehicles at the Windsor-Detroit and Sarnia border crossings. Focusing on the Windsor-Detroit tunnel, the test will include driver-manned portions and provide insight on the unique challenges an autonomous border crossing faces. The vehicles will be tested on their abilities to adapt to changes in units of measurement and signage. industry may see a hit with the increase. With still 20 cents on the American dollar, there is no effect yet, but those in the tourism industry will be watching the currency trends carefully. On the other hand, local businesses who make purchases across the border will see a lesser hit on their wallets with the balancing-out dollar. WAPIKONI FILM FESTIVAL The cross-Canada travelling short film tour hits Windsor-Essex the first week of August. The City of Windsor approved a draft community Stopping at the CAW Student Centre at the energy plan in July 2017, to meet the goals created University of Windsor on August 4 at 8 p.m., by the 2006 Environmental Master Plan. and at 14 Orange St. in Leamington on August The plan’s goal is to improve energy efficiency 5 at 11 a.m., the collection of short films is and see a 40 per cent reduction in energy aimed at discovering dynamic indigenous consumption in the next 24 years. The plan voices and incredible talents coming straight includes recommendations for capital projects, from the communities it represents. COMMUNITY ENERGY PLAN timelines and commitments to integrate smart energy forms. The draft energy plan can be found here. Visit www.wapikoni.ca for more information