CableShoppe leverages Ontario government support to commercialize and deploy connected vehicle technology to electric vehicle cargo fleet

Tue, Mar 30, 2021

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In partnership with Ontario’s Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN), led by the Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI), CableShoppe has developed connected vehicle technology for electric cargo vans.

Toronto, March 30, 2021 - CableShoppe Inc. (CSI) has received support through the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network’s (AVIN) R&D Partnership Fund toward a project that will commercialize and deploy connected vehicle technology to a fleet of electric vehicles designed by DaeChang, a South Korean electric vehicle manufacturing company.

Developed in-house by CSI in collaboration with its technology partner WeTraq, Spark Innovation Centre, and Durham Region RTDS, this solution will be licensed to DaeChang Motors and integrated with their fleet of electric cargo vans delivered to Korea Post.  These EV cargo vans are required to have constant connectivity to manage the fleet, route optimization, understand the driving behaviour, car diagnostic information for better service and data collection/analysis for transportation related information. 

This project supports the commercialization of a made-in-Ontario solution and will help keep the knowledge and talent developed within Ontario. The connected vehicle technology developed as part of this solution is integrated with an LTE-M based On Board Diagnostic device and can be further integrated with a 5G based ODB II device. The software stack can be customized to any CAN Bus private protocol and integrated with a range of vehicles for personal as well as business applications. The venture is in line with a global push for the vehicles to be electrified, autonomous and connected. DaeChang Motors also has a strong interest in establishing their footprint in the Canadian market.

“DaeChang Motors is committed to building a low carbon future. Zero emission vehicles can deliver big gains for our environment and economy. The Connected Vehicle stack developed through this project meets our need for a custom solution integrated with proprietary BMS of Danigo electric cargo vans designed for Korea Post and other customers. We look forward to continuing working with Ontario’s robust innovation ecosystem and collaborate through the right channels to introduce our fleet of connected EVs in the Canadian market,” said Mr. Oh Chung-gi, the CEO of DaeChang Motors.

Through AVIN, CSI received $99,900 in support from Ontario, with a further $217,600 in industry contribution, for a total project value of $317,500.

“This project showcases CableShoppe’s made-in-Ontario innovation on the global stage and demonstrates how connected vehicle technologies can improve the efficiency and safety of the essential services on which we all rely,” said Vic Fedeli, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “This is where Ontario’s Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network excels: building strategic alliances between our ambitious start-ups and major industry players. By working together, we’re making Ontario a hub for next-generation technologies and creating the jobs of the future.”

“We’re proud to support a made-in-Ontario solution that is demonstrating to other parts of the world that Ontario is a leader in the connected and automated vehicle industry,” said Caroline Mulroney, Ontario Minister of Transportation. “As more vehicles become electric, connected and automated, technologies developed by Ontario-based start-up companies like CableShoppe will be essential to helping develop a more connected transportation system, supporting our thriving auto tech industry and bringing jobs and investment to Ontario.”

 

About CSI: 

CSI is a product lifecycle management company based in Scarborough, Ontario. CSI is ISO 9001:2015 + TL 9000 – V R6.0/ R5.5 Certified. CSI specializes in Smart City technology, IoT and have a state-of-the-art data storage facility in Scarborough, Canada. CSI provides electronics equipment assembly, kitting, packaging, distribution, refurbishment, repair, and OEM support services to major cable and telecom service providers and manufacturers in Canada and the US.

The company acts as an authorized service center for manufacturers such as Motorola, Cisco, Pace and ARRIS, servicing Consumer and Network equipment such as TV Set-top-boxes, Residential Modems, EMTAs, Gateways, Headend and Security Systems.

 

About AVIN:

Ontario’s Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) is an initiative by the Ontario government, led by the Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI), designed to reinforce Ontario’s position as a North American leader in automotive, transportation technology and infrastructure systems. Through resources such as research and development (R&D) support, talent development, technology acceleration, business and technical supports, and demonstration grounds, AVIN provides a competitive advantage to Ontario-based automotive and mobility technology companies.

 

Contact:

Suresh Sriskandarajah 
Chief Operating Officer
suresh.s@thecsi.com
 

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