ONTARIO, Canada – Erwin Hymer Group North America (EHGNA) welcomed Minister of Transportation Marc Garneau along with the Minister of Small Business and Tourism, Bardish Chagger and Marwan Tabbara, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-South Hespeler to discuss the first Autonomous RV.
EHGNA has a government permit for testing an autonomous vehicle on public roads and has been working with the University of Waterloo on this technology.
After a quick introduction, Garneau, Chagger and Tabbara were in the RV and taken for a drive with EHGNA engineer Charlie Rossi. These advancements in technology are very exciting; anticipating what we can look forward to in the future. EHGNA officially has a grand opening in September and has welcomed the visitors back to celebrate the opening of an additional plant to further build new technology, class B motorhomes and towable trailer units.
Garneau was quoted as saying that he has seen “ various impressive demonstrations of new technologies where Canada can become a world leader.”
“These connections and partnership with our government and in the community are important for future growth and advancement in our business, our economy and the country. We are honored to welcome them today and share the innovative work we are accomplishing here” states Jim Hammill, president and CEO of EHGNA.
Source: Erwin Hymer Group press release