Ottawa has the expertise, technology and innovation ecosystem to drive the evolution and advancement of driverless cars. With the exciting developments on the radar for our city, we're excited to welcome our keynote speaker, Barrie Kirk, Executive Director of the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence (CAVCOE).
The next generation of fully-autonomous cars will lead to changes in our lives and cities that will be every bit as substantial as the changes in the 20th Century with the introduction of Cars 1.0. These changes will provide many new business opportunities as well as challenges for a wide range of businesses. Autonomous, connected and electric (ACE) vehicles will also impact virtually every department of every level of government.
One of these changes is the convergence between the auto sector and the technology sector. But the biggest business opportunity of all is data. ACE vehicles will harvest huge volumes of data about the vehicle occupants and the surroundings. One car company has estimated that the value of the data by an ACE vehicle is worth three times the value of the car itself.
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