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.Read more
Beginning on December 11th, the entire bus fleets of the cities of Eindhoven and Helmond in the Netherlands will be electric.
This will make the public fleets (when all 43 buses are taken together) the biggest zero-emissions bus fleet in all of Europe.Read more
Ouli Personal Concierge App Connects Residents and Nonprofits in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia, including Arlington County
Arlington, VA – December 5, 2016 – Arlington-based software company, Dante Inc., announced the addition of the “I Want to Volunteer” intent to the Ouli App. Ouli is a uniquely intelligent personal concierge app that presents consumers with offers and suggestions for local merchants and events that are personalized based on their chosen activities, time, location, history and preferences. The app is available for free download on iOS and Android devices.Read more
WATERLOO, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Knowledgehook, whose software teachers throughout North America are using to tailor their support of individual students, has secured $1.25 million in financing to fund the platform’s expansion into global markets.
The round was led by Sayan Navaratnam of Aadya Capital and CEO of Connex Telecommunications and also includes investors Steve Case, co-founder of AOL, and John Abele, co-founder of Boston Scientific.Read more
Ontario announced that it is supporting innovation in the transportation sector by launching the first automated vehicle (AV) pilot program in Canada, led by The University of Waterloo, the Erwin Hymer Group and BlackBerry QNX.
The WATCar Project at the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Automotive Research, which will monitor a Lincoln MKZ for performance and test it on-road at different levels of automation.Read more
Smart Mobility Corridor, Stretching from Dublin to East Liberty, to Become Ohio’s First “Smart Road”
DUBLIN, OH – Continuing to build its reputation as a world leader in smart mobility, including autonomous and connected vehicle research, Ohio is investing $15 million to install advanced highway technology along the Smart Mobility Corridor, a 35‑mile stretch of U.S. Route 33 in Central Ohio. Announcing the project today in Dublin, Gov. John R. Kasich said the state’s partnership with leading automotive research centers and local governments in the region will create an ideal proving ground to safely test innovative technologies that will change the way people and products are transported in Ohio and across the world.Read more
Self-driving and smart vehicles will be tested on south-east Queensland roads in the largest trial of the emerging technologies in Australia.
The State Government has chosen Ipswich, west of Brisbane, as the test site where 500 motorists will be recruited for the project.Read more
Machinery maker Hiwin Technologies Corp (上銀) and Siemens AG yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding, vowing to create a “smart” machinery industry.
Hiwin and Siemens are to work together to integrate machine tools and “smart” controllers in a bid to enhance the value chain of Taichung’s machine tool industry.Read more
Self-driving vehicles are hitting Ontario streets, after the province became the first in Canada to open a pilot project to test the automated vehicles on public roads.
Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca announced the program's first three participants Monday, saying they will be working with different levels of automation.Read more
TAIPEI: Bicycles that cost half the fare of a subway ride to rent. A 300-km cycling network and wider shared pavements. That’s how Taipei revolutionised its cycling culture in just eight years, cutting pollution and congestion in the city.
These days, the city is a fine representative of the “Bicycle Kingdom” – a moniker that Taiwan originally earned as the largest exporter of bikes in the world, but increasingly now, because of residents’ reliance on pedal power to get around.Read more