Industry Affiliations

The Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR) research capacity is kept relevant through proactive membership in key industry associations.

The industry partners shown provide WatCAR with the support needed for automotive research.


Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association (APMA) fundamental objective is to promote the original equipment (O.E.) automotive supply manufacturing industry both domestically and internationally. The Association provides important representation to both Federal and Provincial Governments, supports regional government initiatives and creates and executes global marketing initiatives in order to develop trade and business opportunities for the membership.
Founded in 2005, Electric Mobility Canada is a national membership-based not-for-profit organization dedicated exclusively to the promotion of electric mobility as a readily available and important solution to Canada’s emerging energy and environmental issues.
ITS Canada
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Society of Canada is focused on the application of advanced and emerging technologies (computers, sensors, control, communications, and electronic devices) in transportation to save lives, time, money, energy and the environment.