Autopolygon in Ottawa.

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Supercenter for testing. In Ottawa, opened a new ultra-modern testing ground for autonomous vehicles. The complex, called L5, includes a 16-kilometer test track, as well as a nine-kilometer “street” that simulates the conditions of the city. There are all elements of the urban transport environment – intersections, traffic lights, road markings, pedestrian crossings, bicycle lanes and so on. Of particular interest is the test of climatic conditions in Ottawa – here it is very hot and very cold, heavy rains and a lot of snow fall, and asphalt is often covered with ice.

The standoff with China is deepening.

Diplomacy without ambassadors. Canada is getting deeper into the confrontation between the United States and China. Last week, Beijing warned Ottawa about the “consequences” that might follow from the Chinese side in response to Canada’s support for US actions against Huawei. A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry warned Canada of possible “dangers” that could result from a policy “in favor of the United States”, and demanded that Ottawa “correct its mistakes” and thus “avoid damage”. This statement has become the most threatening of all that China has sent to Canada in the current conflict. Following this, Beijing recalled its ambassador to Ottawa, and Ottawa, for its part, no longer has an ambassador in Beijing. Recall that in response to the arrest of Huawei’s CFO in Vancouver in China, two Canadians were detained who could face serious trouble on espionage charges.

Supercenter for testing. In Ottawa, opened a new ultra-modern testing ground for autonomous vehicles. The complex, called L5, includes a 16-kilometer test track, as well as a nine-kilometer “street” that simulates the conditions of the city. There are all elements of the urban transport environment – intersections, traffic lights, road markings, pedestrian crossings, bicycle lanes and so on. Of particular interest is the test of climatic conditions in Ottawa – here it is very hot and very cold, heavy rains and a lot of snow fall, and asphalt is often covered with ice.