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Why should a SME be interested?

The Waterloo RTDS provides programs for SMEs to grow their business through access to advanced technologies (e.g. OpenHDMaps) and business services, which help create collaborative spaces and environments that will allow innovation to thrive.

Based on a co-operative model, Open HD Maps will combine and host disparate data sets from participating organizations and use the expertise of all members to build an ecosystem that supports innovation around AV applications, Smart Cities and more.

Interested in partnering or participating in the Open HD Maps project? Please complete this short form and we'll follow-up with you to better understand your challenges and connect you to awesome programs and services!

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Technology in Development

  • OpenHDMaps - High definition (HD) three dimensional (3D) mapping and localization (Waterloo RTDS)
  • Human machine interface (HMI) and user experience (Durham RTDS)
  • Multi-modal and integrated mobility (Hamilton RTDS)
  • Vehicular networks and communications (Ottawa RTDS)
  • Canada/USA cross border technologies (Windsor-Essex RTDS)
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) (Toronto RTDS)

What is AVIN?

The Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) is an Ontario provincial program designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing in the advanced transportation sector for connected autonomous vehicles (C/AVs). It also facilitates the creation of tools, data and services to enhance the creation of products and services in the sector.

Through the creation of six 
Regional Technology Development Sites (RTDS) across the province, AVIN supports the autonomous vehicle ecosystem in its efforts to develop, test and validate new technology. Initiatives include a Demonstration Zone and programs to attract and grow talent in the AV sector
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Waterloo RTDS Partners

The AVIN Network of Regional Technology Development Sites offer a wide range of supports to help you develop, prototype and validate new technologies, as well as access specialized equipment (hardware and software).

Thanks to the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) for funding this Regional Technology Development Site, delivered on behalf of the Government of Ontario through Ontario Centres of Excellence, enabling OpenHDMapping to launch!

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AVIN Ventures - Looking for funds to accelerate your product development? The application window for the first AVIN Ventures cohort is now closed, but contact us by filling in the form above more information on the program and future cohorts

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Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network

An Ontario provincial program designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing in the advanced transportation sector for connected autonomous vehicles 

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