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:

Mayor Mathieson says traditional drivers don’t need to be concerned about safety issues:

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.