Category: Ecosystem Highlights
Future of Cities Call for Solutions
Communitech and the Future of Cities 2022 partners have teamed up with 20+ municipalities from across Canada to identify the top challenges faced by our cities. Now, we’re looking for homegrown tech companies that can deliver solutions to one or more of the issues. If you are a Canadian tech company with a solution relevant to the challenges below, apply today.
2021 Connected intersection Challenge
The adoption of the Cellular-V2X standard will increase the number of connected vehicles on city roadways. To help prepare, Fortran and its contest partners BlackBerry and Cradlepoint are pleased to support the 2021 Connected Intersection Challenge.
Spotlight on Ottawa’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Ecosystem
Canada’s capital is among the country’s top technology hubs, and combined with its long history in auto manufacturing, Ottawa is well-positioned to lead in the burgeoning connected and autonomous vehicle industry.
Transportation Innovation Challenge: Automated Sidewalk Winter Maintenance
Be part of the first trial at Toronto’s new Transportation Innovation Zone! Are you developing new technologies to clear snow or apply salt to sidewalks? The City of Toronto is inviting you to join a first-of-its-kind Transportation Innovation Challenge at the City’s new Transportation Innovation Zone at Exhibition Place in early 2021. All of the information you need to know can be found in the Call for Applications or at the City of Toronto website www.Toronto.ca/TIZ
Canada improves but other countries keep pace in KPMG’s 2020 AV readiness index
Canada is the world-leading hub of AI. There is a talent capability in AI, decision telematics and lidar at a density found nowhere else in the world
Otto Motors, Ontario-based maker of autonomous vehicles for factories, raises US$29-million
Otto Motors, a division of Clearpath Robotics Inc., builds squat but agile battery-powered, pallet-sized vehicles that autonomously transport loads of as much as 1,500 kilograms at two metres per second to assembly lines.
Kitchener’s Avidbots sees increase in demand for robot floor cleaners
A Kitchener company that builds cleaning robots is seeing demand for its product increase during the COVID-19 pandemic. Avidbots build an autonomous floor cleaning robot called Neo that is used in commercial spaces including malls and airports.
The Sensor: Legal Insights into Autonomous Vehicles
In the short term, physical distancing and other restrictions have forced the closure of some vehicle and robotic manufacturing, adversely impacting connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) development. In the long term, however, the COVID-19 pandemic may propel the industry forward, by recasting our focus on the use of robotics and automated forms of service delivery, along with infrastructural and city planning aspects. Though a number of CAV companies have had to halt development and testing due to COVID-19, CAVs are carving out a role for themselves in a global community that is shifting priorities, altering habits, and becoming preoccupied with reducing human involvement in everyday tasks.
Province selects University of Windsor for autonomous vehicle study
Two University of Windsor professors have received a provincial grant for a study of human interaction with Advance Driver Assistance Systems aimed at helping the Ministry of Transportation formulate future autonomous vehicle policy.
The Very First Standard We Need for Autonomous Vehicles
Nowadays, there are multiple ongoing standardization efforts in the Autonomous Driving Systems (ADS) domain, whose goal is to try to standardize different aspects of ADS technologies, especially safety validation and verification procedures or approaches.
Auto Industry Pledges V2X Expansion, but Only If FCC Protects Airwaves
The auto industry announced Thursday that it plans to install 5 million pieces of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) equipment over the next five years, but only if the Federal Communications Commission reverses course on a plan to take away airwaves currently reserved for development of the technology.
Outbreak to remap future vehicle design, interiors
Across the car world, designers remain among the relative few in the industry who can continue their daily work uninterrupted, more or less. While factory stalls everywhere from Volkswagen Group to General Motors sent thousands of line workers home, the men and women who work to outline your car’s roof or orchestrate the feel of the lambswool carpets beneath your feet can gather virtually to push projects forward.