Mayor’s state of the city address includes Ottawa’s future in driverless cars
Metro Ottawa

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.

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