Mechatronic Vehicle Systems Lab (MVS)

Organizational focus: The Mechatronic Vehicle Systems (MVS) Lab focuses on developing holistic vehicle control systems.

Who they are: Based at the University of Waterloo, the MVS Lab comprises over 40 graduate students, postdocs, engineers, and technicians, making it one of the world’s largest vehicle control laboratories. Their vehicles are controlled in real-time using advanced estimation, control, and automated driving modules. 

What they offer: MVS has several test vehicles, including two electric SUVs, a Cadillac CTS, an urban vehicle with MVS corner module technology, five autonomous shuttle buses (WATonoBus), and an autonomous utility truck (WATonoTruck) using MVS corner module technology. The vehicles are fully equipped with wheel sensors, GPS/inertial measurement units, cameras, lidars, and radars for evaluating vehicle control, estimation, perception modules, and autonomous driving.


Mechatronic Vehicle Systems Lab
Room 4116, Engineering 3
200 University Ave W
Waterloo, ON
N2L 3G1

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Published: June 5, 2024

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