ABOUT CUTRIC

About Us

CUTRIC’s work generates solutions that decrease fuel consumption, reduce
emissions, reduce congestion, and improve the quality of life for mobility
customers and transit riders.

Who We Are

Bringing Change to the Zero Emissions Transit Industry

The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) is Canada’s non-profit leader in technological and financial knowledge, innovation, and consulting with regards to decarbonized and autonomous public transit systems. 

 

CUTRIC supports the design, development and commercialization of technologies through industry-led collaborative research, development, demonstration and integration (RDD&I) projects. 

CUTRIC brings innovative design concepts to Canada’s low-carbon smart mobility ecosystem, including zero and low emissions propulsion technologies and systems integration, smart vehicles and smart infrastructure technologies, big data for mobility analytics and cybersecurity to advance mobility applications.

 

As a member-owned, non-profit technology consortium, CUTRIC has supported dozens of Canadian and American public transit agencies in preparing their systems for electrification. 

CUTRIC is proudly recognized as the Government of Canada’s Zero-Emission Transit Funder National Planning Service, supporting public transit agencies in decarbonizing their fleets.

Our Vision

We strive to make Canada a global leader in low-carbon smart mobility technologies across heavy-duty and light-duty platforms, including advanced transit, transportation, and integrated mobility applications.

Our Mission

Our mission is to support the commercialization of technologies through industry-led collaborative research, development, demonstration, and integration (RDD&I) projects that bring innovative design to Canada’s low-carbon smart mobility eco-system.

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CUTRIC’s Pillars of Innovation

By joining CUTRIC, your organization becomes part of a network representing the collective
interests of the zero-emission and autonomous vehicle industry.

1. Zero- and low-emissions propulsion technologies and systems integration,

including battery electric and hybrid electric propulsion technologies, hydrogen fuel cell electric propulsion technologies, as well as grid-based smart management tools that balance electric fleet charging and/or hydrogen refuelling.

2. Smart vehicles and smart infrastructure technologies for automated and connected vehicles on road and on rail,

including battery electric and hybrid electric propulsion technologies, hydrogen fuel cell electric propulsion technologies, as well as grid-based smart management tools that balance electric fleet charging and/or hydrogen refuelling.

3. Big Data for mobility analytics and Mobility as a Service applications,

including initiatives to optimize public and private fleets through the use of descriptive, analytic, and predictive data assessment, and the integration of artificially intelligent decision-making systems that guide fleet managers in real-time.

4. Cybersecurity in advanced mobility applications,

securitization of low-carbon smart mobility systems, including secure communications for autonomous and connected vehicles given the susceptibility of new vehicle systems to malicious attack.

Corporate Values

CUTRIC’s Corporate Values & Value Statements

Corporate Value Statement

Our team and our members believe CUTRIC...

1. Is the trusted advisor for our sector and is responsible for supporting significant decisions.

 

2. Challenges the status quo and takes the lead to welcome disruptive solutions for low-carbon smart mobility.

 

3. Maintains advanced expertise and scientific neutrality regarding technology ecosystems.

 

4. Has a relentless curiosity that drives us to find creative and innovative solutions for the future by solving the problems of today.

5. Stands by our commitment to a cleaner, greener future with integrity and honesty ensuring ethical growth and environmental resilience with a positive impact on our community.

6. Progressively forms new frontiers by setting new benchmarks with collective solutions.

 

7. Builds on its foundation by fostering meaningful relationships through trust, respect and mutual inspiration along a journey to a low-carbon future.

8. Makes progress possible together by understanding the best ideas come from people working in alignment to drive positive change in a fast-paced world.

9. Values the mosaic of unique and individual differences and diverse perspectives of our staff, members, clients, and partners.

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Our Services

Project Development & Project
Management (TRL 7-9)

CUTRIC delivers high quality program management for the development and successful launch of demonstration projects and support stakeholders throughout the total life of the project.

CUTRIC helps de-risk the costs associated with the commercialization and deployment of low carbon smart mobility (LCSM) projects (e.g., Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration & Integration Trial and Pan-Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Demonstration & Integration Trial).

CUTRIC leads Federal, Provincial, and Municipal lobbying efforts to obtain funding for projects, and we apply for funding on behalf of consortium based projects.

CUTRIC builds a consortia of competitive OEMS to advance standardization of LCSM technologies; integrating transit and municipal needs into the tech design of consortia based projects. For more information please visit our Projects page.

Funding R&D Projects
(TRL 2-6)

CUTRIC’s funding program has the objective to (1) make Canada a global leader in low-carbon smart mobility technologies across heavy-duty and light-duty platforms, including advanced transit, transportation, and integrated mobility applications; and (2) support the commercialization of technologies through industry-led collaborative research, development, demonstration and integration (RDD&I) projects that bring innovative design to Canada’s low-carbon smart mobility eco-system.

CUTRIC collaborative innovation projects will integrate private companies (manufacturers, start-ups, and small to mid-sized enterprises), transit operators, and academic research teams to develop next generation made-in-Canada technologies for global transportation networks. Projects should be located in Ontario. However, exceptions will be made case-by-case to have project partners outside Ontario, across Canada. For more information please visit our Funding page.

Applied Industrial
Research

CUTRIC conducts on demand global scans of technology and state of the art reports on LCSM.

CUTRIC supports the optimization of public and private fleets through descriptive, predictive, and analytic data.

CUTRIC delivers industrially-relevant and municipally-oriented applied research at non-for-profit rates. Examples include EV charging systems localization and mapping, GHG emissions modelling for mobile (e.g., transit) and stationary sources (e.g., buildings). For more information please visit our Projects page.

CUTRIC has developed an in house modelling tool to predict the performance of alternative propulsion urban vehicles on transit routes. Each transit route is modelled according to different utilization scenarios reflecting seasonal variations, route topography and ridership. Battery electric buses, hydrogen fuel cell electric buses as well as autonomous electric shuttles can be modelled using proprietary powertrain design information from the manufacturers. The performances of these powertrains can then be compared to each other and/or to the ones of diesel buses. For more information please contact us at info@cutric-crituc.org.

CUTRIC provides up-to-date and dynamic education on new technologies in LCSM and provides technical training and professional development units for capacity building (launching 2019).