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Project Arrow gets $5M of gov funding for zero-emission vehicles

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Today, the Canadian government announced a $5 million investment in the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) to support Project Arrow, the automotive industry’s first Canadian-made, zero-emission concept vehicle.

Project Arrow is the collective effort of industry partners and University students working together to design, engineer, and build a connected and autonomous zero-emissions vehicle concept car. 

A digital twin is an immersive and active virtual reality environment that is used to test and validate connected and autonomous technologies before they are integrated into the physical car. A twin of the car has ben created at the catchily named Invest WindsorEssex, home to a Virtual Reality(VR) CAVE. 

The concept car will not get a commercial release. Rather, it’s part of Canada’s commitment to a zero-emissions future by 2050. However, it’s an opportunity to showcase the capabilities of the Canadian automobility and digital technology sectors globally and to create a robust electric vehicle supply chain in Canada, increasing Canada’s domestic electric vehicle market.

A zero-emissions car designed by students