June 13, 2006

Automotive experts to meet at AUTO21 Scientific Conference in Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia – Academic and automotive industry representatives will converge on Vancouver today and tomorrow for the AUTO21 Scientific Conference, to discuss how vehicles and innovations will influence society. Created in 2001, AUTO21 is a federal network of 230 university researchers at 39 Canadian universities, partnered with industry and government researchers, which focuses on automotive research and development.

Speakers include representatives from Ballard Power Systems, DaimlerChrysler Canada, Ford Motor Company of Canada, General Motors of Canada, and Toyota Technical Centre U.S.A.

“The AUTO21 Scientific Conference provides an excellent venue to learn more about emerging issues in the automotive sector,” said Dr. Peter Frise, CEO and Scientific Director of AUTO21. “In addition to innovative research, the network is providing training opportunities for nearly 400 graduate and post-graduate students at universities across Canada. AUTO21 is helping to keep the future Canadian automotive sector vibrant with new technologies and new minds.”

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