Paving the way in connected and autonomous vehicles

Drivers rely on tether-less, powerful, on-board systems and controls every day. The demand for connected and autonomous solutions continues to fuel the competition inside today's automotive industry.

Waterloo Engineering offers a broad range of diverse expertise in connected and autonomous vehicle research, with more than 60 dedicated faculty and researchers. 

As the leading Canadian university in automotive research, we are home to the country's largest academic-industry enterprise, the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR). Long-standing industry partnerships, combined with some of the world's top academics in this field of research, have enabled our continued growth and excellence.

Our labs, facilities and research groups in connected and autonomous driving research are extensive, offering the latest technologies and equipment to produce solutions that advance industry standards. 

CBC show host Rick Mercer visits Waterloo Engineering researchers and students working on the "Autonomoose" self-driving vehicle.

  1. Mar. 15, 2019Researchers develop wheel units to cut vehicle costs

    Vehicles could be affordably produced for a wide variety of specialized purposes using a sophisticated wheel unit developed by Waterloo Engineering researchers.

    The self-contained unit combines a wheel and an electric motor with braking, suspension, steering and a control system in a single module designed to be bolted to any vehicle frame.

  2. Nov. 1, 2018Student team enters North American vehicle contest

    A student design team at the University of Waterloo is taking part in a competition to improve the energy efficiency of an SUV while also balancing factors such as emissions, safety and consumer acceptance.

    UWAFT (University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team) is up against teams from 11 other universities in North America in the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, the latest event staged by the U.S. Department of Energy and sponsors including General Motors.

  3. Oct. 31, 2018Autonomoose shows off development in public demos

    More than 100 people got a feel for the future when University of Waterloo researchers offered rides today to demonstrate their progress on development of a self-driving car.

    Autonomoose, the modified Lincoln MKZ hybrid sedan at the heart of the project, completed several complex manoeuvres on its own as it took guests from the media, the University and industry partners around a test track in Waterloo.

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