We make more cars than Britain, France and each U.S. State – 2.3 million in 2016 alone. 700 parts manufacturers and 500 tool, die and mold makers supply five of the world’s top OEMs. And with the second largest IT cluster in North America, it’s no wonder Ontario is poised to lead the autonomous car revolution. In fact, the 800-mile corridor that stretches from Windsor to Ottawa has one of the richest concentrations of auto-related resources anywhere in the world, including expertise in all areas of CV/AV technology. It’s all happening in Ontario. And it’s where Uber lives.

It’s a very exciting time to be in the auto industry, particularly here in Ontario where we’re on the front lines of self-driving car technology.

Raquel Urtasun
Head of UBER ATG

photo of Raquel Urtasun, Head of Uber ATG

In 2017, Uber decided that if it was going to come out on top in the crowded autonomous vehicle field, it needed help making its self-driving cars smarter and less expensive. The California-based global transportation company headed straight to Toronto, Ontario.

In the last year alone, Ford, GM, Google and Uber invested well over $1 billion combined to accelerate their connected and autonomous vehicle research in Ontario. To stay up-to-date on the latest information on self-driving cars in Ontario, sign up for our newsletter below.

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We chose Ontario to develop our autonomous cars of the future because of its clear capacity for innovation, proven talent and strong ecosystem of great universities, start-ups and innovative suppliers.

Mark Reuss
Executive Vice President
Global Product Development
Purchasing and Supply Chain
General Motors

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