1. allisos's Avatar
    Seems the deal with Ford is starting to realize its potential.

    Self-driving cars coming to public roads of Ontario, Canada | Reuters
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    11-28-16 01:15 PM
  2. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    About time....
    11-28-16 02:01 PM
  3. oo_se7en's Avatar
    Canada's first self-driving car tests hit Ontario roads

    The pilot project involves three cars developed by the University of Waterloo, the automaker Erwin Hymer Group and Blackberry QNX. Each will test their own vehicle: a Lincoln MKZ hybrid sedan (nicknamed "Autonomoose"), a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van, and a 2017 Lincoln running Blackberry software, respectively.

    The project will test the vehicles at various stages of automation in the varying weather and road qualities found in Canada's most populated province. As expected, the cars will be stuffed to the gills with visual sensors, radar and sonar to monitor these conditions. While the regulatory framework Ontario established at the beginning of 2016 requires a licensed driver in the car at all times, there's no restriction on where the vehicles can go.

    Canada's first self-driving car tests hit Ontario roads
    https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/28/...ontario-roads/

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    11-28-16 04:17 PM
  4. oo_se7en's Avatar
    Autonomoose, other self-driving cars hit Canada streets

    Ottawa (AFP) - A Lincoln MKZ sedan dubbed Autonomoose and two other self-driving vehicles hit the road in Canada Monday in the country's first test of the technology on public roads.

    Ontario is one of the top jurisdictions in North America for auto assembly and the province is hoping to grab some of the billions of dollars being spent to develop vehicles that can travel without a driver touching the steering wheel, accelerator or brakes.

    Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca said Ontario wants to be a "world leader in automated technology."

    The first three 10-year pilot projects will be led by the University of Waterloo, auto manufacturer Erwin Hymer Group and software developer BlackBerry QNX.

    But officials told AFP they hope more groups will follow.

    They noted that Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda and Toyota, as well as truck manufacturer Hino already have assembly plants in Ontario.

    The province predicts autonomous cars will eventually lead to fewer collisions, reduced traffic congestion, increased fuel efficiency and less air pollution (35 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in Ontario are emitted from cars and trucks).

    Autonomous vehicles are being tested around the world, but in North America there are few places where regulations permit it.

    Those that do, such as California, have put restrictions on driving the vehicles on public roads.

    Ontario regulations announced in January note that a driver must sit behind the wheel ready to take over at all times during testing.

    Each of the three Ontario pioneers have proposed testing different autonomous vehicle technologies, which combine visual sensors, radar and sonar to detect road conditions and obstacles.

    Some of the tests may include driving on icy roads or in snow storms.

    Autonomoose, other self-driving cars hit Canada streets
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/autonomoo...80.html?ref=gs

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    11-28-16 04:31 PM
  5. JuiciPatties's Avatar
    So I read the announcement but wasn't clear on something. Are the three organizations (QNX, UofW, Erwin) working together as a larger project? Or are they 3 independent companies doing their own thing and not sharing results and collaborating?
    11-28-16 05:46 PM
  6. TGR1's Avatar
    So I read the announcement but wasn't clear on something. Are the three organizations (QNX, UofW, Erwin) working together as a larger project? Or are they 3 independent companies doing their own thing and not sharing results and collaborating?
    From the Yahoo article: "Each of the three Ontario pioneers have proposed testing different autonomous vehicle technologies, which combine visual sensors, radar and sonar to detect road conditions and obstacles."

    Sounds as if all three are independent.
    11-29-16 11:19 AM
  7. JuiciPatties's Avatar
    There has got to be some value in collaboration. They all must be good at something, but not necessarily everything. So why not bring the best of the bunch and have them work together? Easy for me to say anyway. I'm just happy to see BlackBerry/QNX in this pilot and let's hope we see positive results (in terms of the share price and the vehicle testing).
    11-29-16 12:02 PM
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    11-30-16 06:24 AM

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