Ottawa L5 Testing Facilities

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Going Autonomous on the Greens: Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Trial Launched in Canada’s Largest Technology Park

Logos: Ottawa L5, powered by Invest Ottawa and AVIN, and Kanata North, business association.

The Ottawa L5 Powered by Invest Ottawa, Aurrigo, Kanata North Business Association and Strategic Partners Launch Public CAV Trial at The Marshes Golf Club in Kanata North

Ottawa, Ontario – August 26, 2019: The Ottawa L5 Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Test Facilities led and powered by Invest Ottawa, and Kanata North Business Association, today announced the launch of a trial that enables the public to experience a CAV operating in autonomous mode on a golf course – in the heart of Canada’s CAV Capital.



First CAV Testing Ground of Its Kind in North America

Invest Ottawa and Strategic Partners Launch the First CAV Testing Ground of Its Kind in North America to Accelerate the Safe Deployment of Driverless Vehicles

Regional Technology Development Site in Ontario’s Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) Creates New Capabilities, Opportunity and Competitive Advantage for CAV Innovators and Firms

Ottawa L5 Testing Facilities

OTTAWA, ON – May 17, 2019: Invest Ottawa, lead economic development agency for Canada’s Capital for knowledge-based industries, together with the Government of Ontario and strategic partners, today officially launched the Ottawa L5 Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Test Facilities. This will catalyze Ottawa’s contribution to the economy, and Ontario’s global CAV innovation leadership more broadly, by promoting the growth of CAV firms, and the development new CAV solutions, firms, talent, and high-value jobs. With the fit-up of the Ottawa L5 well underway, more than three dozen SMEs and firms are already using the public and private tracks to support CAV R&D, commercialization and testing.


First autonomous shuttles arrive in Ottawa

Invest Ottawa and Aurrigo Strike Strategic Partnership to Help Ensure the Safety of Future Autonomous Mobility Solutions

Team at Ottawa L5 facility in front of a smart vehicle

OTTAWA, ON – March 28, 2019: Invest Ottawa, lead economic development agency for Canada’s Capital, and Aurrigo, the autonomous vehicle division of RDM Group, today announced a partnership to test and validate PodZero, a world-leading driverless shuttle providing ‘first and last mile’ transport solutions, in Ottawa’s true fourseason climate. This partnership will also include regional pilot projects that leverage the autonomous shuttles over the next few months.


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