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Automotive & Transportation



Automotive & Transportation and the Research & Development Tax Credit


The automotive and transportation sectors have undergone significant technological changes over the last few years.  These changes include the development of more sustainable solutions across the industry, reducing fuel consumption, and integrating software improvements with industrial automation to enhance manufacturing processes and vehicle performance.
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Examples of Eligible R&D Activities


  • Producing engines, vehicle frames, components, and parts using state-of-the-art solutions such as new technologies to reduce emissions, and innovative materials to improve product performance
  • Developing new vehicle safety solutions such as braking systems, driver assistance technologies, and remote assistance software for improved functionality
  • Prototyping and conducting trial runs of automotive parts and other components leading up to commercial production
  • Testing and experimenting using new materials and equipment