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Erwin Hymer Group North America Welcomes MP’s to Take a Ride in the Autonomous RV

Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA –August 16, 2017 – Erwin Hymer Group North America (EHGNA) Inc. a class B manufacturer in North America welcomed Minister of Transportation Marc Garneau along with the Minister of Small Business and Tourism, Bardish Chagger and Marwan Tabbara, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-South Hespeler to discuss the first Autonomous RV. EHGNA is likely the first RV manufacturer in the world with a government permit for testing an autonomous vehicle on public roads and has been working with the University of Waterloo on this technology.

Pictured from left: Bardish Chagger, Marc Garneau, Jim Hammill- President and CEO of EGHNA, Charlie Rossi- Engineer and Marwan Tabbara

After a quick introduction, Marc, Bardish and Marwan were in the RV and taken for a drive with EHGNA engineer Charlie Rossi.  These advancements in technology are very exciting; anticipating what we can look forward to in the future. EHGNA officially has a grand opening in September and has welcomed the visitors back to celebrate the opening of an additional plant to further build new technology, class B motorhomes and towable trailer units.

 

Minister Marc Garneau was quoted as saying that today he has seen “ various impressive demonstrations of new technologies where Canada can become a world leader.”

 

“These connections and partnership with our government and in the community are important for future growth and advancement in our business, our economy and the country.  We are honored to welcome them today and share the innovative work we are accomplishing here” states Jim Hammill, President and CEO of EHGNA.

 

About Erwin Hymer Group

The Erwin Hymer Group unites motorhome and caravan manufacturers, motorhome and caravan accessory specialists as well as hire and financing services under one roof. In financial year 2016/17, the Group achieved a turnover of 2.1 billion euros with more than 6,000 employees world-wide and around 55,000 recreational vehicles.

 

The motorhome and caravan brands American Fastbacks, Buccaneer, Bürstner, Carado, Cliffride, Compass, Dethleffs, Elddis, Eriba, Etrusco, Hymer, Niesmann+Bischoff, Laika, LMC, Roadtrek, Sunlight and Xplore, the motorhome hire companies Best Time RV, McRent and rent easy, the chassis specialist Goldschmitt, the accessories specialist Movera, the trailer tent manufacturer 3DOG camping and the touring portal freeontour all belong to the Erwin Hymer Group. www.erwinhymergroup.com