Presentations & Technical Papers

Learn more about VTC through these presentations and technical papers.

Heavy Vehicle and Equipment Technology Conference Presentations

Siemens - ICE Age to Digital Age


Ray Little of Siemens presented at the VTC / RRC-P Heavy Vehicle and Equipment and Technology Conference in December 2021.  His topic covers how we got from internal combustion to zero emission heavy vehicle technology with a glimpse of where we are going.

Siemens - Fleet Impact on the Electrical Grid - G. Counsell - Dec 2021

Giles presented at the VTC / RRC-P conference in December of 2021 on strategies to reduce the peak power demand of fleets on the electrical grid.

Siemens - Off Highway Electric Drive Systems

Kyle Ferguson and Tony Monkus form Siemens presented on advances in off highway vehicle elcetrification and how it may pertain to agriculture.  Dec 2021

NFI Group - Journey to Zero Emissions

Thomas Small and Dr. Michael McDonald presented on New Flyer’s latest Urban and Highway Bus Electrification projects at the VTC / RRC-P Conference – Dec 2021

Opportunities for Heavy Duty Transportation in the Future

Dr. Robert Parsons for the University of Manitoba prepared a presentation on what opportunities exist for the future of heavy vehicles  – Dec 2021

NRC - Introduction to the New NRC Brookside Facility

David Frasier and Benoit Theriault presented on the progress at the new NRC research facility about to open in Winnipeg in the spring of 2022.

NRC - Advanced Transportation Systems

Peter Banks from the NRC based in London Ontario poresented on the NRC national’s work in Advanced Transportation Systems – Dec 2021

Zen Energy Solutions

Jon Haley presented on the Hydrogen as a path to Zero Emissions from Zen’s national and international work

Ekso Bionics - Exoskeletons

Joe Grelock presented on the use of exoskeletons in porduction assembly and the maturity of this technology.  PDF brochure of the technology is attached.

How Machine Vision Systems will Radically Change the Flexibility of Robotic Automation Technology

Dr. Matt Khoshdarregi spoke on a multi company research project the his team is leading.  By integrating vision technology, robots may be able to recognize work in front of them and process parts without human intervention.

Autonomy in the Agriculture Sector

Eric Smith of JCA Technologies presented on the lastest advances in autonomy for their company in the agriculture sector.  Dec 2021

Technical Papers

Call for Proposals - VTC Clean Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Program

Additional information on the program and the application process

COVID Impact on Manitoba Manufacturing Supply Chains

This study summarizes interviews done with Manitoba Manufacturers on the weaknesses exposed in their supply chains by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The data was collected through interviews in November and December of 2020.  This study was done by the CME Manitoba and the Vehicle Technology Centre with assistance from Dr. Paul Larson of the U of M.

Heavy Vehicle and Equipment - Fast Funding Inquiry

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The VTC will send this request to 10 different project funding agengies to determine if there is interest in a direct company to funder meeting to discuss potential support.


To foster the continuing growth and profitability of Manitoba’s vehicle and transportation equipment manufacturers to make Manitoba a vehicle manufacturing centre of excellence.

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