Waterloo Region launches tech site to help develop 3D maps for Ontario self-driving cars

Waterloo-based startup Communitech has launched the Waterloo Regional Technology Development Site, an innovation hub that will help develop high-definition 3D maps for autonomous vehicles.

As part of Ontario’s $80 million Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) initiative, the new hub will work alongside the University of Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research, the Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation and Canada’s Open Data Exchange on various 3D mapping technologies, according to the Record.

Kevin Tuer, vice-president of strategic initiatives at Communitech, told the Record that the Waterloo Regional Technology Development Site will provide a 3D map creation template for other regions to use once it has completed mapping the Waterloo region.

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