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A Virtual Reality (VR) CAVE is located in the Windsor-Essex Region at the Institute for Border Logistics and Security (IBLS), a department of the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation. The goal of the VR CAVE is to spur networking and information exchanges on the application of C/AV technologies.           LEARN MORE

Advanced Traffic Monitoring and Control Technologies: Access to data and technologies that link connected and autonomous vehicles to physical and system infrastructure (across the Windsor-Essex and Detroit Regions) to help build the smart city, smart borders of tomorrow.   

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The Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) initiative is funded by the Government of Ontario to support Ontario’s competitive advantage in the automotive sector and to reinforce its position as a North American leader in advanced automotive and mobility technologies, including transportation and infrastructure systems. This initiative capitalizes on the economic potential of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (C/AV) technologies by supporting the commercialization of best-in-class, made-in-Ontario solutions that create jobs and drive economic growth and global competitiveness. AVIN also helps Ontario’s transportation systems and infrastructure adapt to these emerging technologies. 







AVIN brings together industry, academia, and governments to capitalize on the economic opportunities of C/AV, while supporting the province's transportation systems and infrastructure in adapting to these emerging technologies.

The Regional Technology Development Sites include the creation of locations that enable Ontario-based small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop, prototype, and validate new technologies, access specialized equipment (hardware and software), and obtain business and technical advice.
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The Windsor-Essex Regional Technology Development Site will focus on cross border technologies. The project will provide a space (both virtual and physical) to enable entrepreneurs, technology start-up companies, Canadian corporations and educational / research organizations to develop, test, validate and showcase C/AV technologies, especially those used for commercial border crossings under various scenarios.

​Specifically, these activities will include: