Automotive and Mobility News


Connecting the Southwest: A Draft Transportation Plan for Southwestern Ontario

A safe, efficient and connected transportation network is a foundation for a healthy and prosperous Ontario. Our draft plan for southwestern Ontario includes more than 40 improvements and strategies for public transit, rail, highways and more.

APMA launches all-Canadian Concept Vehicle, Project Arrow at CES 2020

The APMA announced the launch of its first, original, full-build, Concept Vehicle, named Project Arrow. An all-Canadian effort, it will be designed, engineered and built by our world-class automotive supply sector and post-secondary institutions.

Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network partners with Canadian International AutoShow

From February 15-24 2019, the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN), administered by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), is partnering with the 2019 Canadian International AutoShow to bring content to AutoShow Live, presented at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in the Toronto Star booth.

AVIN Demonstration Zone – Call for Technology

The AVIN Technology Demonstration Zone, located in Stratford, Ontario, is a site where Ontario-based companies with connected and automated vehicle (C/AV) technologies can test, validate and showcase innovative products. A call for technology is now open.

Driving Regional Innovation for Vehicles of the Future

Six sites harness talents and resources for connected and autonomous vehicle technologies

Ontario Creating Opportunity with Cars of the Future

Ontario is reinforcing its status as a go-to destination for developing automated vehicles by launching AVIN, the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network, in Stratford.


Driving Prosperity: The Future of Ontario’s Automotive Sector

The Government of Ontario continues to support the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) as part of its new strategic plan for the auto sector — Driving Prosperity: The Future of Ontario’s Automotive Sector.

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SOURCE: Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

City of Ottawa readies test track in Nepean for autonomous vehicle technologies

Ottawa is preparing to open a 16-kilometre test track for cutting-edge autonomous vehicle technologies, the only such facility of its kind in North America, according to Invest Ottawa.

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SOURCE: Ottawa Citizen

Ontario Government Supports Innovation and Growth in Automated Vehicle Industry

Ontario has updated its Automated Vehicle Pilot program to allow for more testing of emerging technologies and to support future sales of the next generation of autos.

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SOURCE: Ministry of Transportation

Ontario ready to compete in the self-driving car sector

Ontario is becoming a hub of self-driving car development and that’s potentially good news for anyone who’s been stuck in gridlock, or frustrated by the forlorn search for a parking spot downtown in winter.

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SOURCE: The Globe and Mail

Waterloo Region to lead development of high-def, 3D maps for a provincewide autonomous-vehicle program

Waterloo Region is one of six communities that will play a leading role in the development of autonomous-vehicle technology in this province, and Communitech is looking for someone to help guide that research locally.

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SOURCE: Waterloo Region Record