Ford to open R&D facility in Kanata
Ford Motor Co. plans to open its most sophisticated research and development centre near Ottawa, creating more than 300 new specialty engineering jobs relating to developing autonomous and connected vehicles.
The Ontario and federal governments will contribute $102.4-million each to help finance the projects. The new facility, dubbed the Ottawa Research and Engineering Centre, will focus on developing autonomous driving technology as part of Ford’s mobile connectivity team. Infotainment, driver-assist and other connected car modules are among the technologies slated for development in the centre.
Ford has signed for 40,000 square feet at the Palladium Campus in Kanata, Ontario.