Mayor’s state of the city address includes Ottawa’s future in driverless cars
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By Haley Ritchie, Ottawa Metro News, January 25, 2017

Mayor Jim Watson's State of the City address focused on broad themes Wednesday: light rail construction, Ottawa 2017 celebrations and the burgeoning business opportunities from the autonomous car industry.

Watson said he plans to lead a delegation to Queen’s Park in the coming weeks including business leaders and organizations like Terry Matthews and Invest Ottawa.

The mayor said he wants the visit to be a kind of ‘dog and pony show’ to make provincial politicians aware of the talent and resources the city has for driverless car research.