THE FIRST EVER AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE HITS CANADIAN STREETS
A first in Canada, as it was shown on national television, a fully autonomous delivery vehicle with no safety driver on board was recently tested on public Canadian roads, namely in the Greater Toronto Area.
Indeed, self-driving technology Canadian company Gatik and well-known Canadian grocer Loblaw Co. announced the feat on October 5th. Both have been spending almost three years testing the autonomous vehicle technology in the Brampton, Ontario region.
A specially prepared Ford Transit 350 cube delivery truck started doing a few daily circuits between a Loblaw centre in Brampton and a nearby Real Canadian Superstore location without a safety driver last August. It is now shuttling online grocery orders as part of Loblaw’s PC Express service with a 100-per-cent safety record with no accidents since its beginnings.