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



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.

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.