Then, in collaboration with Madvac-Exprolink, we designed the first 100% electric vacuum litter collector with robotic arm in North America. Finally, the IVI also worked on the electrification of several buses, including Letenda’s bus, which will be made of aluminum and offer greater accessibility for people with reduced mobility.
“The last few years have been exciting and very rewarding for our organization. We undoubtedly owe our strong growth to the valuable collaborations we have with our customers and partners. The next 5 years promise to be just as exciting with the construction of our new building and the start of several innovative projects”. – François Adam, P.Eng., General Manager
It goes without saying that the team has been very busy. To learn more about the main projects we’ve worked on, visit the Achievements section!
New expertise in demand
At the IVI, we have honed our expertise in connected vehicles to remain at the cutting edge of new technologies and meet the ever evolving needs of the market.
“The IVI’s mission to help Quebec SMEs innovate is expressed through the development of knowledge in emerging fields that benefit local vehicle manufacturers. In the past, we have identified electrification and, more recently, vehicle automation as key avenues of the future for our industries. Currently, we see a real need for connected vehicles. This is why we are now starting to work in this complementary field. With our expertise in electric and autonomous vehicles, we can now help develop the connected vehicles of today and tomorrow. – Frederick Prigge, P.Eng., R&D Director
This way, we can help companies and organizations with real-time monitoring, remote diagnostics and much more!
A new building
Last November, the ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation granted more than $12 million to the Cégep de Saint-Jérôme for the construction of the new IVI building. The new building will allow us to carry out several projects involving heavy vehicles simultaneously. The move will also allow us to bring together under the same roof a larger team working mainly on electrification and transportation automation, making the IVI a unique research centre in Canada.
The next five years will be marked by major projects involving heavy trucks and aeronautics, among others.
Intrigued? Stay tuned, some of them will be unveiled very soon!
Thank you to our customers and partners
The IVI’s success is largely due to its many collaborations. We are fortunate to work with visionary companies and organizations that dare to develop new technologies and that have the environment at heart. The IVI can also count on exceptional partners who are not afraid to support and sustain innovation.
Thank you and let us continue to innovate together!