MEDIA ADVISORY : Inaugural Conference, Ahead of the Curve, Launches New Association for Connected and Autonomous Transportation Sector

November 28, 2019 (Toronto, Canada) – Autonomous Transportation Canada (ATC) is holding
its inaugural conference, Ahead of the Curve, on Monday December 2, 2019 at the Bram and
Bluma Appel Salon, 789 Yonge Street (Toronto Reference Library), Toronto from 8:30am to

“We’re honoured to have City of Toronto Deputy Mayor Ana Bailao open the day highlighting the leadership Toronto is showing in this sector,” says Maureen Shuell, Executive Director of Autonomous Transportation Canada. “We’re also thrilled to have international mobility expert, George Hazel, join us from Scotland to kick off the one day conference with a keynote address on MaaS (Mobility as a Service), and the potential of connected and autonomous transportation.”

Developed to cover emerging challenges and opportunities in this inter-disciplinary sector, the one-day program features leaders from business, government and academia with presentations to open discussions on: 

  • The socio-economic impacts of emerging Autonomous Transportation
  • The integration needed for better urban mobility
  • Data, data governance, privacy, ownership and usage – the framework and legalities
  • A vision of what-could-be with the coordinated introduction of autonomous transportation

ATC is grateful for the conference sponsorships provided by the following: Presenting Sponsorship: Transport Canada; Supporting Sponsor: HDR; and, Contributing Sponsor: Windsor Essex Economic Development’s Institute for Border Logistics and Security.
The sponsor of ATC’s website and ongoing technical support is Inovex Inc., and in-kind legal counsel is Gowling WLG. Thanks also goes to firms who contributed in-kind and organizational support:  EY, McCarthy Tetrault, and Arup.

“Sincere thanks also goes out to all the founding sponsors, the participants of the Advisory Group, our Inaugural Board of Directors and all the supporters who provided insights into the conference program and the establishment ATC,” says Shuell.

“This conference will bring together thought leaders to collaborate, share information and form business partnerships to leverage autonomous mobility opportunities with a lens on safety, security and sustainability,” says Shuell. “This an exciting time to be shaping the future of cities, infrastructure, and interconnected smart mobility.”

“The interactive discussions at this launch event will set the course for the future of Autonomous Transportation Canada,” closes Shuell.

The Founding Board of Directors was announced in a news release earlier this week.

Representatives from media outlets are asked to pre-register. Please email with coordinates including name, outlet and contact information. Please bring media credentials to the event.

For more information:

Conference Program and Registration:

Maureen Shuell, Executive Director, Autonomous Transportation Canada
(416) 898-5600