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Auto parts makers’ group proposes Stratford for self-driving vehicle tests

Auto parts makers’ group proposes Stratford for self-driving vehicle tests

A self-driving vehicle will be tooling around the streets of Stratford, Ont., by the middle of next year if a proposal by the city’s mayor and the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association of Canada is accepted.

The parts group hopes that it will be a Stratford city bus or public utility vehicle or a Lexus RX350 technology demonstration vehicle the APMA has put together with contributions from more than a dozen of its members.

Whether it’s a bus or other vehicle, the plan is to take advantage of a rule change announced by the Ontario government last week that opens up public roads to testing of autonomous vehicles

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