About us

Area X.O is the futureplex of innovation and collaboration. Our state-of-the-art facility offers a safe and secure environment to create, test and demonstrate future mobility, autonomy and connected technologies. Any innovation. Any application. Any sector… from transportation and telecom to smart agriculture, defence, aerospace, public safety, and smart cities.

Evolving from the Ottawa L5 Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Facility, Area X.O is proudly established and led by Invest Ottawa. We passionately pursue our vision: to unleash and realize the potential, power and impact of visionary technologies to improve our world and human lives.

Anchor partners

  • Invest Ottawa
  • City of Ottawa
  • AVIN Ontario logo
  • Government of Canada

Founding partners

  • Accenture
  • blackberry QNX
  • Ericsson
  • Juniper Networks
  • Microsoft Logo
  • Nokia
  • NCC


  • FCC

Research Partners

  • Algonquin College
  • Carelton Uni
  • La Cite

Technology Partners

  • Aurrigo
  • Canal Geomatics | Terris GPS
  • Cohda Wireless
  • Farmers Edge
  • Hexagon | AutonomouStuff
  • InDro Robotics
  • Kongsberg
  • MH Corbin
  • Pessl
  • Telesat
  • Trimble
  • Swift


Ecosystem Partners

  • Kanata North Business Association