The Kanata North Business Association has created Canada’s first Autonomous Vehicle Technology and Innovator Directory. The launch, which coincided with National Autonomous Vehicle Day on May 31, is in partnership with Invest Ottawa and the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence.
Canada’s network of AV contributors – companies, universities, innovators and more – has been steadily expanding, with more than 70 companies and organizations in Ottawa alone contributing technology and expertise to the AV industry. The Kanata North Technology Park is home to global leader BlackBerry QNX, as well as companies such as Neptec Design Group, which has developed an autonomously capable rover. Elsewhere, Ford announced plans in 2017 to invest $337.9 million for an autonomous vehicles R&D centre in Ottawa.
The directory will be hosted in Google Sheets, populated by KNBA and Invest Ottawa with the eventual aim of including companies across Canada.