Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fall kickoff to the Waterloo Electric Vehicle Challenge

Electric vehicle challenger ready to race

Each Spring Waterloo Engineering hosts the Waterloo High School Electric Vehicle (EV) Challenge. The EV Challenge encourages students to design and test their own electric car in the annual endurance competition.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Take a look under the hood of an autonomous car

Student research team working on the Autonomoose

Building an artificial brain that will one day replace human drivers is an incredibly complex technical challenge, say the researchers leading Waterloo’s autonomous vehicle project  

Friday, September 15, 2017

Pursue Problems That Matter: Tesla's JB Straubel on innovation and success

JB Straubel of Telsa addresses audience at Waterloo Summit

JB Straubel got a big laugh, then delivered a heartfelt message, as he closed the Waterloo Innovation Summit with a keynote address Friday afternoon.

Friday, September 8, 2017

New software can detect when people text and drive

Driver texting while behind the wheel

Computer algorithms developed by engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo can accurately determine when drivers are texting or engaged in other distracting activities.

The system uses cameras and artificial intelligence (AI) to detect hand movements that deviate from normal driving behaviour and grades or classifies them in terms of possible safety threats.