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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN)

Regional Technology Development Site - Automotive Centre of Excellence

Improving the quality of life through research, innovation and advancements in autonomous and transportation technology.

Cybersecurity in Electric and Autonomous Vehicles is moving to the forefront of testing priorities for OEM’s and their suppliers. ACE is uniquely qualified to work with you on whole vehicle solutions to cybersecurity concerns. Part of the AVIN network, ACE contributes to studies like the AV Cybersecurity paper linked below:

 Cybersecurity for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Considerations and opportunities for growth

It's all happening at the Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) research and testing facility at Ontario Tech University, the Eastern Ontario anchor location for the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN).

Together with our partners, we are developing the world's first cognitive wind tunnel to allow for never-before-done autonomous vehicle technologies testing and development.

The AVIN collaborative network at ACE, located at Ontario Tech University, will generate:

  • Development of autonomous vehicle technologies.
  • Access to technologies and product development capabilities.
  • Creation of new autonomous vehicle products and services.
  • Collaboration with subject matter experts and researchers.
  • Advancements in technology that will improve services for our communities.

Why Partner with AVIN and ACE?

  • Unlock substantial funding opportunities.
  • Receive access to world-class test equipment, including simulated wireless environment.
  • Access electric vehicle charging/microgrid test bed.
  • Consult with subject matter experts and researchers.
  • Validate and certify autonomous vehicle software.
  • Interact with future professionals and experts in Ontario Tech University's global classroom.

What Can be Tested, Validated and Prototyped?

Technology integration:
  • user experience
  • media
  • integrated sensors
Vehicle interfaces:
  • bandwidth use
  • microgrid
  • communications
Prototype build:
  • software
  • electronics
  • physical components

About AVIN

AVIN builds upon Ontario’s position as a world-leading automotive manufacturing and supply jurisdiction in addition to the large cluster of information and communication technology companies operating in the province. Through resources such as research and development funding, talent development, technology acceleration, and demonstration grounds, AVIN provides a competitive advantage to Ontario-based C/AV companies, allowing Ontario to reinforce its position as a North American leader in transformative automotive, transportation and infrastructure system technologies. There are six Regional Technology Development Sites (RTDS) across Ontario. Visit the AVIN Hub to learn more.

About ACE

ACE will represent the anchor site for the Durham Region RTDS. ACE provides the tools and expertise to confidently develop, test and validate prototypes. Chambers and technology are available for climatic, structural durability and life-cycle testing. Facilities include one of the most advanced climatic wind tunnels on the planet. The wind tunnel simulates weather conditions, such as severe wind, humidity, snow, ice and desert heat, to measure the safety, durability and efficiency of prototypes. Additional chambers include a climatic four-post shaker, anechoic chamber with a multi-axis shaker table within, and two large climate chambers.

Submit your details below and we will contact you if your business qualifies for the AVIN program.