CANADA'S LEADING INFORMATION SOURCE FOR THE METALWORKING INDUSTRY

LATEST MAGAZINE

CANADA'S LEADING INFORMATION SOURCE FOR THE METALWORKING INDUSTRY

CANADA'S LEADING INFORMATION SOURCE FOR THE METALWORKING INDUSTRY

Ottawa invests in establishment of two automotive and mobility technology piloting sites

Share This Post
Two Technology Pilot Zones being set up in Ontario will aim to fill a gap in Canada’s market for Connected and Autonomous Vehicle and Zero Emission Vehicle commercialization. PHOTO courtesy APMA.

Southern Ontario is emerging as a prominent hub for Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) and Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) innovation and the federal government is looking to drive growth in this area.

Towards that end, the federal has announced an investment of $8-million for the Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI), through the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN), to establish two live-environment piloting sites to support the development and commercialization of new transportation technologies and innovative solutions in southern Ontario.

With one location in Toronto focusing on urban transportation and the other in Windsor/Sarnia focused on cross-border and multi-modal scenarios, these live-testing sites will act as a launch pad for over 40 SMEs as they pilot and commercialize over 40 new technologies, predominantly within the ZEV and CAV areas.

The Technology Pilot Zones will not only aim to fill a gap in Canada’s market for CAV and ZEV commercialization but will also break down the high barriers to entry and facilitate technology piloting in real-world environments, including highways, cross-border sites and urban transportation settings. In addition, this project will create 345 jobs and contribute to Canada’s goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 through the deployment of cleaner and more efficient technologies.

“Southern Ontario plays a vital role in driving economic growth, especially when it comes to CAV and EV-related innovation and production. OVIN’s Pilot Zones in Toronto and Windsor/Sarnia will support the testing and validating of cleaner and more efficient mobility technologies, which will help make a brighter future for us all,” said Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

The Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN), led by the Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI), is Ontario’s flagship initiative for the automotive and mobility sector, accelerating the development and commercialization of next-generation electric, connected and autonomous vehicle and mobility technologies. OVIN has supported over 550 SMEs, catalyzed $700 million in private-sector investment, and seen nearly 5,000 jobs created and retained.

Since 2015, FedDev Ontario has invested more than $64 million in 17 EV-related projects, creating and maintaining more than 1,100 jobs.

Share This Post

Recent Articles




Wordpress Social Share Plugin powered by Ultimatelysocial
error

Enjoy this post? Share with your network