Excerpt from the official news from UWaterloo:
“I am pleased to announce that the University of Waterloo is one of the first approved applicants of our Automated Pilot Vehicle program. As a result, Waterloo will be among the first eligible to operate an autonomous vehicle on a public roadway in
Canada,” said Steven Del Duca (Ontario’s Minister of Transportation).
The researchers from the University of Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR) are modifying a Lincoln
MKZ Hybrid to autonomous drive-by-wire operation.
The research platform, named ‘Autonomoose‘, includes:
Based on the SAE International standard for automated driving (SAE J3016, a 0-5 scale), the vehicle will initially operate at level 2. Through the duration of the research program, the team will advance the automation to level 3 and ultimately level 4.
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) provided initial research funding. Nine professors are involved from the Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Mathematics as well as the Wavelab group.
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