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.

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.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Clearpath’s shift to driverless factory vehicles powers growth

Matt Rendall, CEO and co-founder of Clearpath Robotics, stands on an OTTO 1500, the self-driving heavy load materials transporte

From the Record