February 1, 2022: Academic and Industry Powerhouses Combine Forces to Rethink the Future of Inclusive Mobility

Cubic Transportation Systems and McMaster University launch Centre of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence and Smart Mobility
Cubic Corporation’s Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division and McMaster University are partnering to launch the Centre of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence and Smart Mobility. This long-term program will develop the building blocks to design the future of inclusive mobility through innovation and technology collaboration between government, academia, and the public and private sectors. The program will also train the next generation of engineers, scientists, and leaders through hands-on research and product development with public and private mobility service providers. 
Experts at the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC), one of the most extensive transportation research institutes in North America and headquarters of the new centre, and CTS, the leading provider of transportation and traffic management solutions, will work together  to address complex issues facing transportation systems through multidisciplinary research and product development. 
In addition to developing the future workforce – including undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, faculty and research staff – the program focuses on bringing diversity to product development and innovation while designing the future of mobility.
“Creating this Centre of Excellence delivers an ecosystem dedicated to improving the way people move around their towns and cities through the advancement of transportation technology and products,” said Galen Chui, SVP of engineering, CTS. “Data analytics, computer vision, and machine learning are our technical areas of focus while our design foundation centers around accessibility and inclusion to ensure mobility works for all citizens.”McMaster has been awarded $10 million from FedDev Ontario to support an integrated automotive, aerospace and advanced manufacturing network. 
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