On Tuesday, August 18, local startup Varden Labs will achieve a first in Canada when they run their autonomous (self-driving) shuttle on Ring Road at the University of Waterloo main campus.
This is the first time an autonomous vehicle will run on Canadian roads. Varden Labs was co-founded by two University of Waterloo Mechatronics Engineering students, Alex Rodrigues and Michael Skupien.
In late July, Varden Labs won $25,000 at the Velocity Fund Finals event with a pitch that showed how autonomous shuttles will change the way people live and work in campus environments such as hospitals, university campuses, large-campus corporations and assisted living facilities.
Rodrigues and Skupien are currently students in the Velocity Residence at the University of Waterloo, a dorm for students building startups and coming up with modern, innovative solutions to existing problems or issues.
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Time: 11 a.m. to Noon
Location: Univeristy of Waterloo, Ring Road
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