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Autonomous Vehicles Arrive in Ontario

University of Waterloo, Erwin Hymer Group and BlackBerry QNX will test new technologies.

Ontario is launching the first automated vehicle (AV) pilot program in Canada, led by The University of Waterloo, the Erwin Hymer Group and BlackBerry QNX.

“We are delighted that Erwin-Hymer, QNX and the University of Waterloo will be the first applicants to test their automated vehicles on Ontario’s roads,” said Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation. “We look forward to working with them to advance AV innovation in Ontario’s dynamic business environment.”

The University of Waterloo’s Centre for Automotive Research will monitor a Lincoln MKZ for performance and test it on-road at different levels of automation, the Erwin Hymer Group will test and monitor a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van, while BlackBerry QNX will test a 2017 Lincoln with automated features.

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