Green and Intelligent Automotive Facility (GAIA)

Organizational focus: The Green and Intelligent Automotive (GAIA) Research Facility focuses on developing sustainable powertrain and smart vehicle systems.

Who they are: Based at the University of Waterloo, the GAIA Research Facility is a division of the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR). GAIA collaborates with the Toyota Technical Centre in Michigan to test and develop next-generation automotive systems.

What they offer: GAIA supports academic researchers and the automotive industry through three advanced laboratories, each featuring a powertrain test cell, a battery test cell, and a vehicle test cell. This assists research and development focusing on hybrid and electric powertrain systems, energy storage and vehicle grids, and intelligent vehicle technology.


Green and Intelligent Automotive Facility
Engineering Building 7
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON
N2L 3G1

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Published: June 5, 2024

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