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QA Consultants to Coordinate Cybersecurity Solutions for Project Arrow, the Auto industry’s First All-Canadian, Zero-Emission Concept Vehicle

  • QA Consultants has been awarded the role to coordinate the onboarding and integration of the cybersecurity solutions for the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) Project Arrow.
  • Project Arrow is the first electric concept vehicle that will be completely designed and built in Canada.
  • Project Arrow brings together the best of the best of Canada’s electric-drive, alternative-fuel, connected and autonomous and lightweight technology companies.
QA Consultants Inc, North America’s most innovative independent software quality engineering services firm, announced today, that they have been awarded the role of onboarding and integration of the cybersecurity solutions for Project Arrow.

The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) of Canada launched the first, original, full-build zero-emission concept vehicle named Project Arrow and this concept car is currently in its engineering and build phase until December 2022.

An all-Canadian effort, it will be designed, engineered, and built by Canada’s world-class automotive supply sector and post-secondary institutions. The project will bring together the best of the best of Canada’s electric-drive, alternative-fuel, connected and autonomous and lightweight technology companies to showcase the abilities and readiness of the Canadian Automotive part sector to support electric vehicle manufacturing.

Cybersecurity solutions currently being considered for integration in the vehicle include several of the most advanced cybersecurity solutions in the world. The scope of the cybersecurity coverage includes regulatory compliance to UNECE WP.29, ISO 21434 and function coverage of security vulnerabilities in V2X (Privacy and Data Security), Telematics, Smart Mobility, Communications Protocols, ECU, Architecture and Redundancy.

We have chosen to work with QA Consultants for many reasons. They are cybersecurity software testing experts and have demonstrated their leadership with important roles as chair of the APMA cybersecurity V2X Task Force as well as cybersecurity committee memberColin Dhillon, Chief Technical Officer at the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association
We are delighted to be involved in Project Arrow which showcases the incredible capabilities of the Canadian automobile parts industry.Peter Watkins, QA Consultants Chief Operating Officer

About Project Arrow

The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) of Canada launched the first, original, full-build, zero-emission concept vehicle named Project Arrow. An all-Canadian effort, it will be designed, engineered and built through the joint efforts of our world-class automotive supply sector and post-secondary institutions.

About APMA

The APMA is Canada’s national association representing OEM producers of parts, equipment, tools, supplies, advanced technology, and services for the worldwide automotive industry. The Association’s fundamental objective is to promote the original equipment (O.E.) automotive supply manufacturing industry both domestically and internationally.

About QA Consultants

QA Consultants is North America’s largest independent software quality engineering services firm. An award-winning onshore provider of software testing and quality assurance solutions, we are the trusted engineering services company for business, industry and government supported by leading practitioners and solutions. For almost 30 years, we have successfully delivered 12,000+ mission-critical projects in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. We reduce risk and improve time to market with quality engineering, keep applications secure through dedicated application security capabilities, and reduce cost of ownership while enabling applications to scale via performance engineering. We are proud of our vision to help clients achieve flawless technology outcomes. QA Consultants also operates a robust emerging technologies practice with a focus on quality engineering solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain.

Contacts

QA Consultants Media Contact:
Barry Zeidenberg at (416) 706-2504
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