The Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR) conducts advanced research to further automotive innovation and competitiveness.

With five major areas of expertise, there are 125 faculty researchers leading the largest university-based automotive activity in the country.

Using cutting-edge studies, we work with industry partners around the world. Our work is to enhance vehicles, components and materials with new approaches and integration of innovative technologies.


Every department in the Faculty of Engineering is active in automotive and transportation systems research:


All Waterloo faculties across campus are engaged in automotive and transportation systems research:


Our expertise can assist with your research needs. We welcome you to connect and increase your competitive edge.