Category: News Releases
Ontario Building the Auto Manufacturing Workforce of the Future
The RFW program aims to bridge the gap between students, of all ages, and the auto industry, while also focusing on reducing the stigma associated with careers in the skilled trades. Non-profit organizations, school boards and post-secondary institutions will receive up to $500,000 each to lead eight-month-long automotive-focused programs to at least 500 students. Each program is designed to address the unique needs of the region and the ages of the students. Programs can range from play-based learning for young children, to manufacturing, robotics, and mining workshops for older students.
Eastern Ontario Joins Province’s EV Revolution with Game-Changing Battery Materials Manufacturing Investment
KINGSTON — Umicore plans to make a $1.5 billion investment to build a first of its kind industrial scale cathode and precursor materials manufacturing plant, in eastern Ontario. This investment would support Ontario’s vision of building an end-to-end electric vehicle (EV) supply chain in the province and becoming a North American hub for building the cars of the future. Building the facility will provide employment for around 1,000 people in the construction phase and employment for several hundred in operations.
World Creativity & Innovation Day (#WCID)
21 years ago in Toronto, Canadian founder Marci Segal launched World Creativity & Innovation Day (#WCID) with an inspiring mandate: “to remind and encourage people to use their creativity to make the world a better place and to make their place in the world better too”.
Rogers and OVIN Launch 5G Transportation Challenge
Rogers Communications and the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) have launched a 5G challenge for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that operate in Ontario to accelerate innovation in the automotive sector.
New Talent Strategy & Roadmap Aims to Strengthen Ontario’s Automotive and Mobility Sector, with a focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) is continuing to strengthen and grow Ontario’s automotive and mobility sector, while responding to the needs of its labour force.
Thales, Invision AI and MetroLinx Successfully Advance Autonomous Rail
Invision AI, a Toronto-based technology scale-up; Thales, a global leader in digital technologies; and Metrolinx, the regional transportation agency for the Province of Ontario, today announced the successful completion of the WinterTech Program, an 18-month collaboration to validate the functionality and reliability of a cutting edge rail-centric system providing enhanced situational awareness, safety enhancements and operational benefits, through all weather conditions.
SalesChoice, in partnership with Purolator, received support from the Ontario government to commercialize a ground-breaking AI-powered driver health and safety solution.
Ontario-based AI SaaS startup, SalesChoice, is partnering with Purolator, one of North America’s leading courier and logistics companies and the Government of Ontario, through Ontario’s Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN), on a new driver health and safety initiative that will test the effectiveness of an AI-based predictive mood tracking and prescriptive mobile application.
Four DRobotics Corp. Leverages Government of Ontario Support to Enhance Sensor Capabilities of Snow Plows
In partnership with Ontario’s Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN), led by the Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI), Four DRobotics Corp is developing sensor technology that will increase the safety of snow plow operation. The City of Ottawa will be the primary partner on this project to develop this technology that will be tested at the Invest Ottawa Area X.O private all-weather connected and autonomous vehicle test track in Ottawa. Sensor Coretek, Studio63, Syntronics, and T minus20 will take on a secondary partnership roll on the project.
eLeapPower – Powering e-Mobility
eLeapPower (founded in 2016 as Havelaar Canada), together with the University of Toronto’s Electric Vehicle Centre (UTEV), collaborated with the Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI), the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) program, Chery Automotive Commercial Vehicle and Opus One Solutions to produce a game-changing wireless charging technology for autonomous vehicles.
Ecopia AI Creates HD Map of Toronto for Autonomous Vehicles through Partnership with Government of Ontario
Ecopia is commercializing a centralized hub for the HD Map data needed in the enablement of AV and smart city applications. The embedded HD Maps will be generated through the use of Ecopia’s proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) powered systems, which mine geospatial data such as aerial and street-view imagery, to generate a highly detailed digital representation of the physical world.
Acerta Analytics and Challenger Motor Freight Partner on Fuel Economy Optimization
Acerta Analytics, Inc. is pleased to announce the creation of a new partnership with Challenger Motor Freight with the support of Ontario’s Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN). The partnership will focus on enhancing trucking fleet maintenance and fuel optimization via Acerta’s AutoPulse machine learning platform.
Toronto’s Almon Completes AVIN-Funded Development of Autonomous Vehicle Technology
Almon worked with Toronto-based automation startup X-Matik to retrofit a 2020 Peterbilt truck with actuators and sensors, and the University of Waterloo Mechatronic Vehicle Systems Lab to develop the algorithms needed to enable autonomous operation.