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Ontario Investing in the Next Generation of Connected Vehicles

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Ontario Investing in the Next Generation of Connected Vehicles

Supporting Innovation in Transportation Technology

Ontario is helping the province's transportation industry become a global leader in connected vehicle technology.

The province, through Ontario Centres of Excellence, is pledging $1 million to support innovative and commercially viable projects through the Connected Vehicle/Autonomous Vehicle Program.

Connected vehicles use wireless technology to link with other vehicles, transportation infrastructure and mobile devices, making it easier for drivers to access the information they need to drive safe.

Developing leading edge connected vehicle technology in Ontario has the potential to help increase road safety, reduce traffic congestion and minimize driver distraction.

Ensuring Ontario is a world leader in innovation in the auto industry is part of the government's plan to build Ontario up. The four-part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.

Quick Facts

  • Eligible applicants include: private companies, partnerships among private companies, and Ontario-based academic research teams.
  • Proposals may be submitted between June and August 2015.
  • Projects selected for funding will be endorsed by the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure and Ministry of Transportation.

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Brad Duguid

“Ontario is already a leader in auto manufacturing, but with this support, we are poised to also be a leader in connected car technology. In this highly competitive global economy, investing in people's talents and skills to create new and innovative technologies is not only good for business, but it means safer roads and the easier movement of goods and services across the province.”

Brad Duguid

Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure

Steven Del Duca

“Ontario continues to lead innovation on the future of transportation and automated technologies. We look forward to continued participation with the industry.”

Steven Del Duca

Minister of Transportation

“Ontario Centres of Excellence is excited to be able to help drive innovation and the growth of connected and autonomous vehicles. Through strategic investments, this program will result in dynamic projects that will accelerate development of next generation CVAV technologies in Ontario.”

Dr. Tom Corr

President and CEO, Ontario Centres of Excellence

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