Automotive testing and analysis


A division of the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR), the Green and Intelligent Automotive (GAIA) Research Facility consolidates a broad range of testing capability and expertise, supporting both academic researchers and industry in their development efforts.

Powertrain Testing and Modelling

  • Energy storage system testing (cell, module, pack)
  • Component-in-the-loop control validation
  • Emissions analysis
  • Vehicle dynamics modelling
  • Onboard data acquisition solutions
  1. Oct. 10, 2018Auto, tech sectors converging across southern Ontario
    Autonomoose on road

    WATERLOO — Two of the most important sectors of the Ontario economy — automotive and high tech — have converged in southern Ontario to form an economic cluster that is unique in North America.

    The convergence has been driven mainly by the availability of software developers and other tech talent, Ross McKenzie, managing director of the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research said Wednesday in an interview during the University of Waterloo's Autotech Symposium.

  2. Jan. 16, 2018Central Stores unveils hybrid service vehicle
    President Feridun Hamdullahpur stands next to the Central Stores hybrid service vehicle.

    When the University’s senior leaders were looking for a service-related department to consider alternative energy vehicles, Central Stores answered the call and has added a hybrid service vehicle to its fleet.

  3. Dec. 12, 2017Electric Vehicles, Ontario researchers claim
    Painting of electric car

    Batteries with triple the range of those that currently power electric vehicles could be on the horizon after researchers at the University of Waterloo in central Ontario made a significant breakthrough in the technology.

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