Zero-Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative (ZEVAI): Up to 50%/$50k in Funding

Zero-Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative (ZEVAI): Up to 50%/$50k in Funding

UPDATE: This program is closed and not accepting applications. This page will be updated once a new deadline is announced. The electrification of vehicles has come a long way, with more and more Canadians and global automotive customers shifting their mindset away from internal combustion engines (ICEs). As more consumers are beginning to understand the…

Charging the Future Challenge: Up to $1M for Innovative Battery Technology

Charging the Future Challenge: Up to $1M for Innovative Battery Technology

Canada is continuing to adopt more clean technologies, batteries included. The battery industry has grown worldwide, particularly in the clean tech sector for electric vehicles and renewable energy. Allowing for more innovative businesses to produce and commercialize batteries is an important step forward for Canada, as the industry is valued at $23 billion. There is…

Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Technology Development Timelines

Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Technology Development Timelines

Few automotive trends require foresight into technology development, consumer preferences, and regulatory requirements like connected and autonomous vehicles. For C/AV technologies to reach mass market adoption, all three of these elements must align, with consumers and government regulators being confident in the technologies used. Without tested and proven high-quality systems, governments won’t let C/AVs on…

Electric Vehicle Technology R&D Opportunities

Electric Vehicle Technology R&D Opportunities

The automotive industry is preparing for a future where consumers can purchase a wide range of powertrain types. Although internal combustion engines (ICEs) will continue to represent a large portion of the market, battery electric and hybrid options will grow in popularity and become a much more widespread option. OEMs are preparing for this reality…

How Connected and Autonomous Vehicles are Driving Innovation

How Connected and Autonomous Vehicles are Driving Innovation

and autonomous vehicles are getting closer to being road-ready and manufacturers need to anticipate the shift. OEMs are doing a great job of phasing-in connected and autonomous vehicle technologies; this has made it easier for consumers and automotive suppliers to keep up. The implementation of new C/AV technologies in each model year is likely to…

Electric Vehicle Technology Development and Adoption Timelines

Electric Vehicle Technology Development and Adoption Timelines

Electric vehicle technology adoption must marry the readiness of manufacturers, consumers, and government regulators, all of whom have expressed varying levels of caution and optimism about the widescale adoption of EVs. There’s no one group that can independently bring electric vehicle technologies to the forefront; rather, it takes the collective and coordinated interest of all…

OpenHDMaps Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) Ventures Program

OpenHDMaps Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) Ventures Program

Ontario is on a mission to strengthen its position as a world-leading automotive manufacturer, by supporting its vast collection of information and communication technology companies. One of the key technologies emerging within the self-driving industry is high definition mapping for autonomous vehicles. HD maps are extremely high-resolution maps with centimetre-level precision to ensure the highest…

Electric Vehicle Technology Research and Development Trends

Electric Vehicle Technology Research and Development Trends

The electrification of vehicles has long been considered a practical advancement of automotive technology. With many Canadians and global automotive customers shifting their mindset away from internal combustion engines (ICEs), electric vehicles need to be seriously considered by technology developers and automotive manufacturers. Even the shipping and logistics industry is considering how fleets of vehicles…

apmaTEC: Autonomous Vehicle Technology Wanted

apmaTEC: Autonomous Vehicle Technology Wanted

Before connected and autonomous vehicles (C/AVs) are deployed on Canadian roads, there must be significant improvements to how these systems work. Individual technologies must be improved, and their integration needs to be thoroughly tested to ensure driver safety. While innovators have historically had few opportunities to develop and test connected and autonomous vehicle technologies, a…

Alternative Vehicle Propulsion Systems: The Future of Automotive Tech

Alternative Vehicle Propulsion Systems: The Future of Automotive Tech

This article is the 3rd of a 3-part series on automotive trends: Part 1: Intelligent Mobility Part 2: Manufacturing Materials and Processes Part 3: Vehicle Propulsion Systems Since automobiles were introduced, propulsion systems have relied on spark-ignited internal combustion engines (ICEs). These types of gasoline and diesel-based engines have been improved over time, however are…