Syntronic selected for innovation project showcasing the future of transportation
Syntronic has been selected as a key member of Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) Demonstration Zone. Launched this month, the OVIN Demonstration Zone is a platform for testing, piloting, and showcasing innovations in the automotive sector.
Solutions that will be showcased include connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) technologies, shared and integrated mobility solutions, robotics, and electric vehicle solutions.
The Demonstration Zone allows new technology to be tested and showcased in a real-world urban environment with end users, including residents, local businesses, and employees working in the community. The project is carried out in partnership with the City of Markham and the City of Vaughn.
“We are proud to be a part of this key initiative by the city of Markham and Vaughn in supporting innovation. With our decades of experience in helping automotive OEMs develop new hardware and software solutions we are looking forward to support companies in leveraging the site to bring new technologies to market” says Todd Conroy, Director & Site Lead Toronto at Syntronic R&D Canada.
"It will support the advancement of automotive and smart mobility solutions to improve the way we move people and goods".
Steven Del Duca, Mayor of the City of Vaughan.
A unique vision
The project aims at providing a living-lab for promoting collaboration to advance automotive, mobility and smart city technologies that can improve the quality of life of residents, while generating new economic opportunities for Markham and Ontario-based companies.
In partnering with companies like Syntronic, Rogers, GM, Honda and more, the zone aims to help different stakeholders solve mobility challenges, enable sustainable transportation solutions, and stimulate the economy.
“The OVIN Demonstration Zone will showcase the future of transportation innovation, providing an exciting opportunity for companies to safely test their solutions in the real world. It will support the advancement of automotive and smart mobility solutions to improve the way we move people and goods,” says Steven Del Duca, Mayor of the City of Vaughan.
Markham, where Syntronic’s Greater Toronto Area Design Center and the new Demonstration Zone are located, is increasingly gaining recognition as a growth-focused technology hub.
“Markham is already leading the way in automotive innovation and the addition of the Demonstration Zone furthers our commitment to advance the future of sustainable mobility technologies,” says Frank Scarpitti,Mayor of the City of Markham.
"With our decades of experience in helping automotive OEMs develop new hardware and software solutions we are looking forward to support companies in leveraging the site to bring new technologies to market".
Todd Conroy, Director & Site Lead Toronto at Syntronic R&D Canada.
As a key partner in the project, Syntronic will provide support to companies participating in the zone with a specific focus on providing technical engineering support to impact automotive and mobility solutions and working with companies to help develop proposals to meet their design and testing needs.
Syntronic will also have a representative on the steering committee, which will help shape and implement the OVIN project and work with the City of Vaughan and the City of Markham to jointly develop and demonstrate automotive and mobility technologies.
Syntronic is a Tier 1 design house specializing in advanced product and systems development, production, and aftermarket services. Among our customers and partners are some of the world’s most technology intensive businesses and organizations in sectors such as telecom, automotive, industrial and MedTech.