Last week, we had the opportunity to be a part of Ottawa AV Innovation ‘201’ at Bayview Yards. It was an action-packed morning hosted by Invest Ottawa, Kanata North Business Association and the Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA). The event gave an overview of the AV ecosystem in Ottawa, Canada’s AV Capital, as well as explored the innovation and initiatives being run within the city. Our CEO, Rajiv Muradia, had the chance to speak, alongside of other entrepreneurial leads in start-up and growth phases. He spoke to the vision of SMATS and how we are being involved in discussions on Autonomous and Connected Vehicles. We have ongoing projects in-vehicle occupancy detection for High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) as well as Tolls (HOT) Lanes along with accident avoidance at rural intersections, focusing on Time To Collision. We enjoyed the event and look forward to sharing our view on the industry and where it is going as well as sharing our work at future events.