Feds Fund Automated, Connected Vehicle Projects

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The City of Saskatoon is receiving funding for research into connected and automated vehicles.

Transport Canada is providing $2.9M in funding under the ‘Program to Advance Connectivity and Automation in the Transportation System’ in order to help Canadian jurisdictions prepare for connected and automated vehicles.

The funding will support research, studies, and technology demonstrations across Canada.

In support of this program, Marc Garneau, Canada’s Minister of Transport, announced $25K in funding to the City of Saskatoon for their project to support capacity building on connected and automated vehicles.

“Connected and automated vehicle technology has immense potential and will have a tremendous impact on our transportation system,” Garneau said. “This funding will help our stakeholders improve their understanding of connected and automated vehicle technologies, and how to safely and securely integrate them into our road system in order to capture their many benefits.”

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