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QAC & Automotive Centre of Excellence Sign Partnership

QAC ACE and Ontario Tech University



QA Consultants and Ontario Tech’s Automotive Center of Excellence sign partnership agreement. This agreement is to create the world’s first dedicated third-party verification lab for integrated Automotive Systems and Physical Testing.

In keeping with the 25-year history of innovating in software quality assurance, QA Consultants has formalized a relationship with Ontario Tech University’s Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE). As a result, this partnership is to provide a dedicated lab team. The intended testing will focus on the future of automated connected and autonomous vehicle testing.

Testing will include;

  • Vehicle operating systems, connectivity and interfaces with ADAS ECUs instrumentation and infotainment clusters
  • Mobility Device Compatibility Testing
  • Model-Based Testing
  • Reusable lab for third-party validation of new infotainment options, and interoperability testing
  • Comprehensive coverage of the rapidly growing requirements for infotainment cluster testing

Therefore, the usage of ACE’s facility platform will also allow software testing. Such testing will be combined with radio signal measurement and interference validation, vehicle-to-vehicle, and vehicle to system interoperability testing, physical wearable interaction, device testing, and of course vehicle software testing.

In addition, QA Consultants has made significant investments in the last year in a variety of testing activities. Such investments are related to autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, and software testing platforms in the automotive industry.

For this purpose, “QA Consultants is proud to build on our history of innovation with this partnership. Our automotive and related customers will gain immediate benefit from having a dedicated team. Similarly, we are grateful to ACE for inviting us to partner. We intend to deliver a best in class testing environment and capability,” noted Alex Rodov, Managing Partner of QA Consultants.

Ontario Tech University

“This partnership between Ontario Tech University and QAC brings together world leaders in automotive software technology from both academia and industry. In particular, the union combines state-of-the-art environmental testing and the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel. Our researchers at Ontario Tech are delighted to be working alongside the experts at QAC. Specifically, the team will find new ways to develop, test and validate the advanced software and physical systems. Such systems are essential to the future of the automobile and to the success of auto manufacturers from around the world,” added Don Toporowski P.Eng., ACE General Manager

In conclusion, QA Consultants will take up residence on the fifth floor of the ACE building to further continue connected and autonomous vehicle testing.

About QA Consultants

QA Consultants is the North American leader in software quality assurance and testing services. Having successfully delivered over 10,000 testing and consulting projects to a variety of industries such as automotive, banking and financial, insurance, digital media, retail, telecommunications, energy and utilities, construction and industrial, media and entertainment, US and the Canadian government, healthcare, and hospitality and tourism.

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