UWaterloo team tests first automated car in Ontario

A team of researchers at the University of Waterloo have something to celebrate. They unveiled a high-tech car, nicknamed Autonomoose, that will be used in a pilot program to test automated vehicles on Ontario roads.

Today, I think we begin to write the future of a made-in-Ontario success story,” said Steven Del Duca, the Minister of Transportation, who noted the car was effectively driving itself when they arrived.

A team of researchers from Waterloo won approval to test the Lincoln MKZ hybrid sedan on all public roadways in the province as part of a three-year effort to bring fully autonomous vehicles much closer to reality.

The Autonomoose test car will progressively be equipped with automated features by seven professors from three Waterloo Engineering departments, as well as two colleagues from the Cheriton School of Computer Science, working under the umbrella of the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR).

Read the full story at design-engineering.com.

Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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