Stratford News Mayor calls self-driving car testing an opportunity SHARE ON: Patrick Grapes, staff Friday, Apr. 28th, 2017 Stratford Mayor Dan Mathieson Stratford is going to be at the centre of testing self-driving cars. Yesterday the Ontario government named the city a Demonstration Zone for Autonomous Vehicles. The province is partnering with Ontario Centers of Excellence to invest $80 million in an Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network. Mayor Dan Mathieson says it’s a great opportunity for the city: //www.mystratfordnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/mathiesoncarsone.mp3 Mayor Mathieson says traditional drivers don’t need to be concerned about safety issues: //www.mystratfordnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/mathiesoncarstwo.mp3 The A.V. Innovation Network is a five year project. Mayor Mathieson says the project will take a little while to roll out as the details are examined.