A novel technology for vehicular communications developed by BBCR group is recognized as an Innovation Awardee at the TechConnect World Innovation Summit 2016 in Washington, D.C, and listed on the TechConnect Innovation Awards . The technology received this Award because it placed in the top 15% of all submitted technologies as ranked by the TechConnect Corporate & Investment Partner Committee. The technology can efficiently enable a variety of advanced road safety applications, through reliable broadcast of safety messages by vehicles and road-side units (RSUs). Such invention can have a significant impact in reducing traffic accidents, which represent a leading contributor to human death and disability. The same UW technology has previously received the second prize in the highly competitive Valeo Innovation Challenge (among 969 teams from 450 universities in 55 countries), for a design project that can make future cars smarter and more intuitive. The BBCR group, led by Prof. Sherman Shen and Weihua Zhuang, is working in partnership with the University of Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo) to further develop and market the technology, with an NSERC idea-to-innovation grant of $125,000.
Initially we will focus ontraditional stationary transactions using "wired" connections;however, we will quickly evolve to focus on transactions that are made whileon-the-go that, out of necessity, use 2-way wireless communication.
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Broadband Communications Research Laboratory (BBCR Lab)
The mission of BBCR Lab is to pursue first-rate research in telecommunications, to train highly qualified personnel, and to transfer information and communication technology with industry.
Over the years, BBCR researchers have been working diligently to pursue excellence in research, and have made important research contributions for advancing telecommunication technologies. As a result, our faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, visiting scholars and students, and other research associates have received many prestigious international and domestic recognitions and awards.
We would like to thank our industrial sponsors for their partnership and financial support, including Bell Canada, Huawei Technologies, General Motors, BlackBerry, Industry Canada, Ericsson Canada, and Siradel.