Monday, November 28, 2016

Waterloo researchers get green light to test self-driving car on Ontario roads

Researchers at the University of Waterloo will help move fully autonomous vehicles much closer to reality now that they are the first to receive approval to test their innovations on all public roads in Ontario.

In a first for Canada, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, the Honourable Steven Del Duca, announced today that the province approved Waterloo’s three-year autonomous vehicle research program, under its AV pilot program. The Waterloo team is using a Lincoln MKZ hybrid sedan nicknamed Autonomoose.

Friday, October 28, 2016

UWaterloo’s Velocity Garage now largest free startup incubator in the world

The University of Waterloo celebrated the official opening of the expanded Velocity Garage, making UWaterloo home to the largest free startup incubator in the world.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Waterloo professor receives $3 million for battery research

A Waterloo professor has received $3 million in funding to further his work into greener, cheaper more energy-efficient silicon-based batteries.

Zhongwei Chen, Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials for Clean Energy and a professor in Waterloo’s Department of Chemical Engineering, received the funding from Vancouver-based Newtech Power Inc. to co-develop a next-generation lithium-ion rechargeable battery that could be on the market within three or four years.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Auto Research Lab opens with a Ceremonial Christening

John McPhee, Jamie Clark, Nasser Azad, Daiene Vernile, Pierre Normand, Pearl Sullivan and Brian May opening the facility

From Waterloo Engineering News.

A state-of-the-art automotive research and testing facility that was five years in the making officially opened at the University of Waterloo today with a twist on the old ship-christening tradition.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Electric Car Challenge Helped Pave the way for Incoming Student

Matt Rose, left, now a first-year engineering student, accepts a design award from organizer Ross McKenzie at the annual Electri

From Waterloo Stories.

Matt Rose figures he learned more in high school as a member of the prize-winning electric car team than he did in a lot of his academic classes.

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