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York Region Headquartered Magna Joins The BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye Platform as an Integrator to Bring Autonomous Driving Technology to the Market

MagnaAURORA, YORK REGIONOct. 10, 2017 /CNW/ – The BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye, an Intel company, are on a mission to deliver a self-driving, flexible vehicle platform by 2021. Magna joins as a Tier 1 technology integrator and will help automakers industrialize and customize the domain controller designed by BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye.
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York Region is a Little North and a Little Nicer for Startups

startup cultureJudging from the media headlines and gauging by the universities and incubator clusters, you’d think that Toronto and Waterloo are the only reasonable choices to found a startup in Ontario – at first. But upon closer inspection, it’s the growing area up Highways 400 and 404 that’s quickly becoming a promising place for startup and scale-up businesses.

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Markham Headquartered Redline Communications Announces Availability of LTE Interoperability Lab

Redline CommunicationsMARKHAM, YORK REGION June 20, 2017– Redline Communications Group Inc. (TSX: RDL), a leading provider of wide-area wireless networks for the most challenging applications and locations, today announced availability of its LTE Interoperability Lab in Markham, Ontario to its customers and partners interested in testing user equipment (UE) and RF components used in private LTE network deployments.

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Preliminary Work Set to Begin on the Yonge North Subway Extension Project into Richmond Hill

Subway Announcement in Richmond HillRichmond Hill, Ontario, June 16, 2017 — The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Markham—Stouffville, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation, and Wayne Emmerson, York Region Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, today announced more than $36 million in federal funding to support the planning and preliminary engineering of the proposed 7.4 km extension of the existing Yonge Subway line into York Region.

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Vaughan-Based Drone Delivery Canada Achieves Major Milestone Towards Commercialization with Successful BVLOS Test Flights

Vaughan-Based Drone Delivery CanadaVAUGHAN, YORK REGION, June 6, 2017 /CNW/ – Drone Delivery Canada Corp. (“DDC” or the “Company”) (CSE:FLT), is pleased to report the success of a pivotal milestone towards commercializing its drone logistics platform after becoming the first and only company of its kind in Canada to successfully achieve Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) test flights.

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IBM and ventureLAB Team with Ontario Government and Ontario Centres of Excellence to Drive Innovation and Economic Growth in York Region

IBMMARKHAM, ON, May 8, 2017 /CNW/ – Today, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and ventureLAB are unveiling the IBM Innovation Space – Markham Convergence Centre, an enterprise-led innovation hub in Ontario. Located at the IBM Canada headquarters in Markham, the space brings together developers, startups, entrepreneurs, funding agencies, researchers and experts and mentors from IBM and ventureLAB in one collaborative space to help companies scale up development faster and drive economic growth in York Region and the Greater Toronto Area.

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