Innovative Vehicle Institute

Cégep de Saint-Jérôme, St-Jérôme, Québec
What the facility does

Design and validation of electric, autonomous and connected vehicles

Areas of expertise

Combining expertise and state-of-the-art equipment, the Innovative Vehicle Institute is at the heart of the transportation ecosystem. Its mandate is to support companies in innovation through applied research, technical assistance, training and information, with the aim of reducing the ecological footprint of transportation. Its laboratory includes equipment to design and validate an electric or hybrid vehicle as well as its most critical subsystems such as the powertrain and batteries. Researchers also have access to a software suite to model and simulate the vehicle at an early stage of development, enabling faster design of a first unit.

Research services

Modelling and simulation, fuel consumption testing (dynamometer), subsystem validation (batteries, powertrain) and prototyping

Sectors of application
  • Automotive
  • Transportation



Chassis dynamometer

Powertrain testing

Engine dynamometer

Engine testing

ABC-150 direct current source

Battery and DC generator input testing up to 445 VDC – 125 kW

AV-900 direct current source

Battery and DC generator input testing up to 900 VDC – 250 kW

Yokogawa WT3000

Precision analyser ±0.02% DC up to 1 MHz

Li-Ion battery packs

Li-Ion battery packs for rapid prototyping of electric or hybrid vehicles


Ultracapacitor modules for hybrid vehicle prototyping

Hioki BT3563

Battery resistance measurements

Jenoptik VarioCAM

Infrared camera

Creaform HandySCAN 3D

3D laser scanner

Ultrasonic soldering equipment

Electrical harness prototype fabrication

Data acquisition systems

Data acquisition up to 16 channels – 204 kHz 24 bit

Vector CAN/Flexray system

Analytical and diagnostic hardware and software CAN/FlexRay network

MotoHawk Controller

Rapid prototyping of the electronic control unit (ECU)

Portable opacity meter

Opacity measurements according to SAE J1667

Vitrek 952i

Electrical safety and insulation measurements

LMS Imagine.Lab Amesim

1D modelling and simulation software with real-time capacity and interfaces with various platforms

Siemens NX

3D design software

Siemens NX Advanced Simulation

Analytical software for finished elements (structural, fluid, thermal)

  • IREQ
  • Nova Bus
  • Motrec
  • B3CG
  • Lion Bus
  • Lito Green Motion
  • LTS Marine
  • Posi +
  • Téo Taxi