Government Approves First Driverless Car Pilot Program

The government of Ontario has approved Canada’s first pilot program for automated vehicles (driverless cars). The pilot, which will be led by the University of Waterloo, BlackBerry QNX and the Erwin Hymer Group, was made possible by a new regulatory framework which came into effect in Ontario on January 1 2016. The government believes that automated vehicles have the potential to improve road safety and fuel efficiency will reducing traffic congestion and lowering the province’s greenhouse gas emissions.

For more:

News Release: Automated Vehicles Coming to Ontario Roads 

Ministry of Transportation, Automated Vehicles–Driving Innovation in Ontario 

 

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