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OVIN News

  • Ontario Supporting SMEs with the Launch of its Going Global Initiative

    Ontario launched Going Global today, a pioneering new initiative that will support Ontario small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as they expand their global footprint and enter into new markets. This initiative will provide Ontario companies with unparalleled opportunities to broaden their consumer reach, showcase their innovative offerings in international markets, and foster new and strategic partnerships within the international innovation ecosystem.

  • Ecopia AI Completes Digitally Smart Map of Toronto

    Ecopia AI (Ecopia) announced the completion and delivery of a high-precision digital map of the City of Toronto that will be used to help Toronto become a smart city. The map was made possible with support from the Government of Ontario and represents the future of transportation mapping, while underscoring the importance of high-quality geospatial data.

  • Joyride revolutionizes Ontario’s urban mobility with OVIN partnership.

    OVIN’s investment will facilitate the development and installation of telematic Internet of Things (IoT) devices, specifically tailored for Waev Inc.’s GEM low-speed vehicles.

  • Ontario Invests in U of G’s AI and Machine Learning to Drive Future Automotive and Mobility Workforce

    The University of Guelph’s Centre for Advancing Responsible and Ethical Artificial Intelligence (CARE-AI) will launch a new micro-learning platform for high school and post-secondary students to spark interest in AI and machine learning in the automotive and mobility sectors.

  • Waterloo secures OVIN funding for outreach programs

    The University of Waterloo has secured $345,000 from the Ontario government to run three outreach projects designed to connect the next generation of workers to the province’s growing automotive sector.

  • Waterloo secures OVIN funding for outreach programs

    The use of virtual reality across all industry sectors brings more interactivity, flexibility and connectivity to work, without compromising the sense of presence. VR is driving widespread changes to allow companies to leverage their digital assets and improve processes such as prototyping, reviewing design, product development, training and promotion of products and services.

  • How Ontario Tech is supporting Ontario’s innovative electric vehicle and mobility sector and developing the next generation of talent

    The use of virtual reality across all industry sectors brings more interactivity, flexibility and connectivity to work, without compromising the sense of presence. VR is driving widespread changes to allow companies to leverage their digital assets and improve processes such as prototyping, reviewing design, product development, training and promotion of products and services.

  • Invest WindsorEssex partners with Virtualware to accelerate VR CAVE capabilities for the automobility sector

    The use of virtual reality across all industry sectors brings more interactivity, flexibility and connectivity to work, without compromising the sense of presence. VR is driving widespread changes to allow companies to leverage their digital assets and improve processes such as prototyping, reviewing design, product development, training and promotion of products and services.

  • OCI Partnership Helping to Accelerate Equity in the Auto Sector

    Accelerate Auto’s mission is to advance career opportunities for Black people in the auto industry while tackling the systemic racism that is hampering progress. Their work involves actively promoting the automotive and mobility industry to Black talent in high schools and post-secondary schools, collaborating with educational institutions, connecting students to scholarships and mentorship opportunities, advocating for greater equity in the sector to industry groups and employers and more.

  • Ontario’s thriving automotive and mobility landscape

    NORCAT and Partners Unite to Improve Safety, Productivity, and Sustainability in the Global Mining Industry

    NORCAT, the global leader in skilled labour training and development and innovation services, together with their technology partners, are excited to announce the launch of the Mining Technology Innovation Challenge, a Canada-wide competition for innovators to create 5G applications to enhance safety, productivity and operational improvements in the global mining industry.

  • First All-Canadian, Zero-Emission Concept Vehicle Designed in Ontario Unveiled at Consumer Electronics Show

    Project Arrow, the first, all-Canadian, zero-emission connected vehicle, designed and built in Ontario, was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show, one of the largest and most influential technology events in the world. Project Arrow makes use of Ontario’s complete end-to-end automotive supply chain and demonstrates the province’s world-class automotive capabilities and innovation on a global stage.

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    Ontario investments in Regional Technology and Development sites across the province

    The Government of Ontario announced an investment of $18 million through the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) toward the province’s seven Regional Technology and Development Sites (RTDS).

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.

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