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Autonomous vehicles will provide new jobs, but education is key to seizing the opportunity – report
As growth in use of autonomous vehicles stokes demand for workers with computer science and engineering skills, education and political leadership is crucial to ensuring Canada can meet those needs.
The Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) builds upon Ontario’s position as a world-leading automotive manufacturing and supply jurisdiction in addition to the large cluster of information and communication technology companies operating in the province. Through resources such as research and development (R&D) funding, talent development, technology acceleration, business and technical supports and demonstration grounds, AVIN provides a competitive advantage to Ontario-based connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) companies – allowing Ontario to reinforce its position as a North American leader in transformative automotive technologies, as well as transportation and infrastructure systems.
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AVIN’s five distinct programs focus on supporting the development and demonstration of C/AV technologies, including infrastructure, related to the following Priority Areas: commercially-ready technologies for application in mass light vehicles (e.g., cars, trucks and vans), heavy-duty vehicles (including commercial vehicles, trucks, buses, recreational vehicles (RVs) and others used for goods movement), transportation infrastructure, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and transit-supportive systems and vehicles in Ontario.
R & D Stream 1
The AV R&D Partnership Fund (Stream 1) contributes one-third of eligible project costs for approved projects up to a maximum of $100,000, with the remainder supported by a minimum 2:1 cash match from Applicants and/or Partners. Project funding can be used towards the development and demonstration of technologies in the C/AV sector, in the Priority Areas. Projects may be up to 12 months in duration.
R & D Stream 2
The AV R&D Partnership Fund (Stream 2) contributes one-third of eligible project costs for approved projects up to a maximum of $1,000,000, with the remainder supported by a minimum 2:1 cash match from Applicants and/or Partners. Project funding can be used towards the development and demonstration of technologies in the C/AV sector, in the Priority Areas. Projects may be up to 24 months in duration.
AVIN’s TalentEdge stream provides students and recent graduates from Ontario colleges and universities with real-world industry experience, by applying their expertise, leading-edge knowledge and tools to solve industry problems related to C/AV technologies.
The AVIN Technology Demonstration Zone, located in Stratford, Ontario, is a site where Ontario-based companies with C/AV technologies can test, validate and showcase innovative products to Tier 1, 2 and 3 parts manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in live scenarios and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations using vehicle platforms such as city buses, fleet vehicles, and OEM vehicles.
WinterTech AV DevelopmentThe WinterTech AV Development fund will enable collaborative projects to develop, test, validate and commercialize products focused on advancing AV Research and Development for use in severe winter weather conditions. Collaborative projects must be within the development, prototyping and validation stage at technology readiness levels 5-7. LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
SOURCE: McKinsey & Company
SOURCE: Windsor Star