Rogers and Sheridan College have today announced an innovative partnership, that will focus on 5G autonomous vehicle research and development through Sheridan’s Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI).
The two-year collaboration will involve studying the potential of integrating navigation, diagnostics, and infotainment systems into autonomous vehicles over new 5G wireless technologies and networks.
As part of the project, researchers and students will also use machine learning techniques combined with traffic modeling and simulations to generate insights into how Rogers can deliver innovative services for autonomous vehicles operating on its 5G networks.
“Together, we have an opportunity to lead autonomous vehicle research and innovation in Canada that will make meaningful economic impacts, while also providing our students relevant problem-solving skills and expertise as they proceed on their career path,” said Sheridan Vice Provost, Andrea England.
“5G innovation is opening up a whole new world of opportunities for Canadians and businesses and our partnership with Sheridan continues to build on our strong partner ecosystem,” said Jorge Fernandes, CTO Rogers Communications.
“Sheridan College is world-renowned, and we look forward to joining forces with their researchers and students at the campus where we can co-develop applications and work on research that will contribute to society.”
This research will focus on autonomous public transportation systems, driverless taxis, autonomous delivery systems, and more.