Aston Martin Valkyrie chief engineer to be part of Canada’s Venture Arrow group

Aston Martin’s chief engineer of particular assignments like the Valkyrie and Valhalla hypercars, Fraser Dunn, is set to sign up for Canada’s Project Arrow staff which aims to construct the country’s first zero-emission, self-driving automobile.

Venture Arrow is an initiative of Automotive Components Manufacturers’ Association (APMA), which represents Canada’s automotive suppliers and needs to showcase to the globe the country’s skill to establish an sophisticated motor vehicle from scratch. The initiative is also aimed at obtaining Canada’s suppliers geared up for output of sections built for cars and trucks with electrical and self-driving technologies.

Dunn will provide as main engineer of Job Arrow starting up on August 1, APMA President Flavio Volpe told Automotive News (membership necessary) in an interview posted on Thursday.

Volpe also reported that 335 businesses are associated in the challenge and together have fully commited $100 million in technological know-how and other resources.

Task Arrow will be a strategy car or truck, so do not be expecting to see it in showrooms. No specs have been uncovered but the auto will be a crossover and most most likely function a battery-electric powered powertrain with a battery in the flooring and an electric motor at each individual axle.

The last style and design for the vehicle’s exterior was demonstrated during the 2021 Client Electronics Display in Las Vegas. The concluded vehicle will be revealed in 2022 just after which it will go on a planet tour, APMA mentioned on its site.