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FPInnovations to Develop Automated Electric Vehicles for Harsh Canadian Conditions

| June 19, 2017

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FPInnovations, parent company of PIT Group, a research and engineering group focused on improving fleet maintenance and operations in the North American transportation industry, in collaboration with Motrec International Inc., Technoparc Montréal, ABB Inc., and Ericsson Canada Inc., has announced a collaborative agreement to develop and create an electric autonomous shuttle, adapted to Canadian winter conditions.

Here’s what’s special: FPInnovations has brought together world leaders in technology and Québec manufacturers to obtain the necessary global and local expertise to design, develop, produce, and market this shuttle. Vision, object recognition, artificial intelligence and navigation systems, as well as vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-user and vehicle-to-infrastructure telecommunication systems will be integrated into the vehicle in addition to battery management and automatic recharging.

The first series of shuttles will be implemented at Technoparc Montréal before being integrated into the public transit network. Technoparc Montréal will be the first demonstration site.

This collaborative effort falls within the Québec strategy on research and innovation presented last month by Dominique Anglade, the Québec government’s Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation and Minister responsible for the Digital Strategy, who supports the innovation ecosystem in order to significantly contribute toward Québec’s economy.

Category: General Update

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