uWaterloo establishes green auto research facility with $1 M from Toyota

June 19, 2015

The University of Waterloo has announced that it has established its new Green and Intelligent Automotive (GAIA) research facility. The $10 M centre has received $1 M from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada as well as $2.1 M from the governments of Canada and Ontario. The facility will include three labs that will focus on powertrain efficiency, the development of longer-lasting batteries, and the testing of modified hybrid electric vehicles, respectively. Designed with commercial collaboration in mind, the facility can conduct multiple confidential projects at one time. “The GAIA facility will enable world-class multidisciplinary research with a strong collaborative approach,” said John McPhee, head of the GAIA project. uWaterloo News