Our Journey

L5 Test Track Testing

December 20, 2019

AVO had the opportunity to test their pedestrian collision avoidance technology on the L5 Test Track located just outside of Ottawa, ON. The team ran live demos even with snow drifts covering the track. 

AVO Joins MaRS Beta & Turns 2!

October 20, 2019

AVO is excited to be part of the MaRS Beta and AVIN Toronto programs. Beta is comprised of top tier connected & autonomous vehicle companies who use AI/ML to build innovative solutions. AVO can't thank the Beta team and MaRS staff for all of the support so far. 

AVO Collects Lidar Data With Queen's University

May 08, 2019

AVO worked with Queen's University's Ingenuity Labs to collect baseline Lidar data. The Lidar data collected is currently being used as baseline metrics for AVO's product, Foresight. 

Foresight - Functioning Prototype

April 19, 2019

AVO successfully completed our MVP 1.0. Foresight is a vehicle to pedestrian safety device which out performs industry standards by 200%

AVO Wins the Safe Neighbourhoods Hackathon!

November 25, 2018

AVO won the Safer Neighbourhood Hackathon hosted by OneEleven and Aviva Canada. Team AVOcado Toast was comprised of an incredibly talented and driven team with one goal in mind, make Toronto safer for pedestrians through an innovative B2B software solution. Pictured: Shanon Lochead, Dan Briskin, Mary Briskin, David Hayes, Duncan Iglesias. 

Self-Driving AVO Civic

November 11, 2017

We did it! We successfully built a Level 2/3 self-driving car in less than 11 days! With a combination of hardware and software AVO was able to leverage new and existing technologies to enable this Civic to drive itself.

Happy Halloween! We Bought A Civic!

October 31, 2017

AVO bought a Civic in a whirlwind deal! Driving off the lot with this car knowing what it was about to become was extremely exciting! We were now up against the clock as we had set out our goal of making this car self-driving before the fist snowfall of 2017. 


October 20, 2017

David signing incorporation documents finalizing the launch of AVO as CEO.

The Conceptualization of AVO

July 06, 2017

This was the very moment David decided to launch what would become AVO. Later on while David was completing the Udacity Self-Driving Car Nanodegree he pitched the idea of AVO to Duncan over a beer.

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