Media Advisory - FPInnovations announces international collaboration to develop automated electric vehicles in Québec

MONTREAL, June 8, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ -


FPInnovations will announce an international collaboration agreement between global technology leaders and local Quebec-based manufacturers to develop and create an electric and autonomous shuttle, adapted to Canadian winter conditions.

The event will consist of a press conference moderated by Yves Provencher of FPInnovations followed by a question period. Following the announcement, the collaborators will be available for interviews.


FPInnovations is one of the largest non-profit private research centers in Canada for the research into business innovation and scientific development in the forestry sector and transport sector, supplying innovative and competitive solutions for its member companies and industry partners.

MOTREC, a Quebec-based manufacturer, is a major world producer of electric vehicles for commercial and industrial usage. Motrec's mission is to assist customers and transport people, parts and products in a safe and efficient manner.

Technoparc Montréal is an organization that aims to propel Montreal's economy through a defined urban area that includes research and high-tech companies, within distinct industries: aerospace, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnologies and clean technologies.

ABB is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally.

Ericsson is a world leader in communications technology and services with a large presence in Montreal. Ericsson believes that the future of transport is Connected, Cooperative and Automated, where Ericsson co-innovates with clients and partners to build connected transport infrastructure, create systems that best utilize data, and design automated processes that keep things moving smoothly.



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

12:30 p.m.: Announcement and conference

1 p.m.: Light lunch


Le Richmond (Quartier Griffintown)

377 rue Richmond, Montréal, QC H3J 1T9


Please confirm your presence with:

Karine Seguin

Marketing Coordinator - FPInnovations

Phone: 514-782-4520



SOURCE FPInnovations

For further information: Karine Seguin, Marketing Coordinator - FPInnovations, Phone: 514-782-4520, Email:


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