Spotlight on Ottawa’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Ecosystem
Michael Tremblay / President & CEO - Invest Ottawa
Raed Kadri / Head - Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN)
Tenille Houston / CEO - AutoGuardian by SmartCone
Mary O'Neill / Vice President of Security - Nokia
Canada’s capital is among the country’s top technology hubs, and combined with its long history in auto manufacturing, Ottawa is well-positioned to lead in the burgeoning connected and autonomous vehicle industry.
Top quality post-secondary institutions and a collaborative business environment that supports innovations in mobility all contribute to Ottawa’s CAV sector, which is becoming a premier destination for foreign investment. This Spotlight, which features four experts from the CAV ecosystem, explores Ottawa’s unique position as a leader in connected and autonomous vehicles.
- Ottawa’s leadership in the tech industry has led to the city becoming a leader in connected and autonomous vehicle innovation.
- Industry, government and academia have come together in Ottawa to improve the city’s capabilities in connected and autonomous vehicles, allowing the sector to grow.
- Substantial investments have been made into the mobility sector both in Ottawa and provincially, signalling to investors that this is a prime area for growth in the region.
- Ottawa has one of the highest densities of high tech talent, which can provide a strong workforce for the growing connected and autonomous vehicle sector.
Watch or Read the Experts' Full Interviews
Michael Tremblay President & CEO - Invest Ottawa "Ottawa’s capability is in the tech-centric nature of government." Raed Kadri Head - Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) "Ontario has always been a leader in the auto sector." Tenille Houston CEO - AutoGuardian by SmartCone "Ottawa has a lot of offer, especially when it comes to technology." Mary O'Neill Vice President of Security - Nokia "One of the things I love about Ottawa is our ecosystem for high tech."