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Community Session – CAVE by Windsor RTDS
November 26, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
About this Event
The Windsor-Essex Regional Technology Development Site (RTDS) is a proud member of the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) of Ontario. Earlier this year the RTDS launched the VR Cave, an immersive virtual reality environment which will provide companies the opportunity to test their technologies related to Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (C/AVs).
The focus of this discussion will be to highlight the importance of Canada’s largest publicly accessible VR Cave, and how this important tool can help Ontario based SME’s take their technologies to the next level through simulation testing.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
– Interested MaRS ventures and partners (preference given to AVIN clients/partners)
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Ed Dawson, Mobility Analyst, Institute for Border Logistics and Security
As the region’s first Mobility Analyst, Ed works to support Windsor-Essex’s quest to pursue mobility technologies that will shape the future of what the next generation of infrastructure and vehicles will look like, especially as they relate to crossing international borders. Prior to this role, he worked as a Business Attraction Specialist for WindsorEssex Economic Development, helping attract several foreign companies to the region and supported investment growth and job creation on many levels. He also spent 4 years in a variety of roles at Sylectus, a Transportation Management Software company, which allowed him to gain an in-depth knowledge of the transportation and logistics sector, specifically through the software and technology side. Prior to this Ed worked for TD Bank Financial Group in a variety of roles, including management and as a licensed investment advisor. Ed is a native of Windsor, Ontario. He completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Windsor, specializing in Political Science.