NRC – Automotive and Surface Transportation Research Centre (AST)

The National Research Council’s Automotive and Surface Transportation Research Centre provides leading edge research, technical and engineering services, and develops innovative technology solutions to meet materials and manufacturing challenges to help Canada be more competitive through innovations in mobility and manufacturing excellence.

The Automotive and Surface Transportation Research Centre assists industries in increasing their productivity and agility, decreasing product time-to-market, and advancing sustainable development strategies. With a multidisciplinary team of over 300 specialized staff, AST offers the expertise and key infrastructure needed to flourish in this new era of smart mobility and advanced manufacturing.


NRC Building
Western Research Park
800 Collip Circle
London, Ontario
N6G 4X8

Areas of Expertise

Vehicle lightweighting
Digital manufacturing
Additive manufacturing and surface engineering
Vehicle electrification
Rail technologies
Fleet management and heavy-duty vehicles


Product R&D
Facility Access & Testing

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Published: September 22, 2021

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