Industry members are the key motivation to the AMTA Research and Innovation program. We desire to accelerating technologies that enhance safety, extend operational efficiencies or support environmental stewardship for the commercial transportation industry.
With our members by our side we are currently advancing the following projects:
Alberta Zero Emission Truck Electrification Collaboration (AZETEC)
Supported by Emissions Reduction Alberta, this $17.2 million project will design and demonstrate two hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks on Alberta’s highways for daily operations between Edmonton and Calgary. This industry led project will support the design efforts of Ballard, Dana and HTEC as commercial carriers Bison and Trimac demonstrate the opportunities for the world hydrogen network in year round Canadian operational conditions. Project collaborators include University of Calgary CESAR, Zen Clean Energy Solutions, Freightliner and many other industry supporters.
Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration (EVID)
AMTA has been awarded $2,340,500 by Natural Energy Canada to develop Canada’s first commercial vehicle hydrogen fueling station. This fueling station is being developed by project partners HTEC to support the AZETEC heavy duty fuel cell electric vehicles as they operate in real world trails between Edmonton to Calgary. This stations will also be a key factor in the development of a commercial vehicle hydrogen network in Alberta.
Upcoming Projects Include
VIRTUAL REALITY TRAINING
VIRTUAL REALITY TRAINING
Virtual Reality training simulators are described as leading edge tools that will support the classrooms of the future. AMTA and project partner Serious Labs are working together to advance industry training through hands on interactive learning. Simulation training extends safe, unbiased training and evaluation as students learn through through immersive real world experiences.
AUTOMATED DRIVING SYSTEMS
COOPERATIVE TRUCK PLATOONING SYSTEM (CTPS)
Transportation is moving towards a future with connected and automated vehicle technology. As entrepreneurs and original equipment manufactures (OEMs) develop and integrate these automated driving systems (ADS) in our vehicles there is a need to understand the benefits, capabilities and limitations of these technologies. AMTA is excited to engage in real world trails to reduce the current knowledge gap with regards to safety and reliability of these systems to help inform critical decision makers on how to safety introduce ADS vehicles to Alberta’s roads.
AMTA is in a unique position to be able to connect the transportation industry with academia, entrepreneurs, businesses, policy regulators and funding opportunities. AMTA members – WE NEED YOU!