Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Autonomoose, Canada’s First Complete Autonomous Driving System

Michal Antkiewicz interviews with Ontario Centres of Excellence

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) speaks with Professor Michal Antkiewicz about the University of Waterloo's autonomous driving vehicle, the Autonomoose. This vehicle is Canada's first complete autonomous driving system. 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Midnight Sun builds on winning past

Midnight Sun vehicle

Real-world experience working on a Waterloo vehicle team helped an undergraduate student land a plum co-op job at Tesla.

Members of the company’s hiring committee were so impressed with Devon Copeland’s work with Waterloo’s Midnight Sun Solar Car that they asked him to make a presentation about his involvement with the team.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Fully autonomous vehicles to be allowed on Ontario roads.

WatCAR Autonomoose vehicle

If you’re driving along and you pass a car beside you with no-one inside driving, you just might be in Ontario.

The provincial government has changed the rules to allow testing of fully autonomous vehicles, without someone behind the wheel.  Testing of vehicles with no-one in the driver’s seat has been done on closed tracks, while some testing has been allowed on public roads but with someone in the driver’s seat just in case.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Hands off the wheel: A primer on autonomous vehicles

Automated drive vehicle

The common misconception when it comes to automation is that it just happens. Like the Terminator stepping from a crackling energy bubble transported from the future, it just arrives fully intact, ready to go.

Roboticists are quick to point out that reality occurs much more slowly. Automation, instead, happens one small step at a time over the course of many years.

Such is the case with cars, which are on their way to becoming self-driving. But, as per the truism of robotic reality, it’s happening more gradually than some proponents may suggest. Also, the process has been under way for decades.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Four-seasons road mapping touted as WatCAR breakthrough for AVs

Autonomoose

‘To our knowledge, nobody in the world is doing this,’ says researcher

WATERLOO, ONT. — A research project aimed at developing three-dimensional, high-definition mapping (3D HD) could give Ontario an edge in the race to develop autonomous vehicles.

The new technology would give self-driving cars functional capabilities to handle any type of weather, and would be marketed commercially without any proprietary rights.