Autonomous Transportation Canada has strong relationships with a number of related organizations working together to inform the development of new, smart mobility in Canadian communities and abroad.
The Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) – administered by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) – has released a specialized report: Workforce Skills and Talent for the Future Mobility Era – Realizing Needs and Filling Gaps (January 2020)
The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) released a summary of discussions with stakeholders across the region regarding the importance of connectivity for regional airports, economic zones, and the last-mile within the Airport Employment Zone, and how Union Station West can support these connections. This whitepaper documents the value that the future Union Station West could bring to multiple communities across the region. The full report and the media release about their intention to partner with Metrolinx to advance the technical work necessary to extend the Eglinton Crosstown West from Renforth to the airport is available online here. (November 29, 2019)
A study on traffic-related air pollution across Canada, The Near-Road Air Pollution Pilot Study, led by the University of Toronto’s UTTRI associated faculty Professor Greg Evans, was released. The 2015-2017 study was conducted by the Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research (SOCAAR) at the University of Toronto, in collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, and Metro Vancouver. The summary report and full report are on UTTRI’s news page online. (Oct 31 2019)
The Ontario Centre of Excellence has issued an AVIN report Autonomous Vehicles Reshaping the Future: Cross-Sector Opportunities and Considerations focusing on the opportunities and considerations that autonomous transportation can bring to other economic sectors. (October 2019)
The Government of the UK’s Department of Transport and Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles has issued a report on public attitudes towards self-driving vehicles: CAV public acceptability dialogue: engagement report and the appendices CAV public acceptability dialogue: engagement report – appendices (October 10, 2019)
The City of Toronto’s Automated Vehicles Tactical Plan as recommended by City of Toronto staff is now publicly available. The Plan and associated staff report will be on the agenda of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee of Toronto City Council on October 17 2019. (October 9, 2019)
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and seven partner organizations have issued a news release and a report, the 2019 Canadian Infrastructure Report Card that examines the state of Canada’s public infrastructure. It is essential to keep the spotlight on keeping our municipal infrastructure in good repair if future advancements and long-term investment in connected cities will be possible. (Oct 8 2019)
The University of Toronto’s Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) has issued a new report Transit if the Greater Toronto Area: How to Get Back on the Rails by Matti Siemiatycki and Drew Fagan that examines the role of evidence and politics in transit development, as well as the current state of transit governance, and offer five proposals for improving transit in the Greater Toronto Area. (Oct 3, 2019)
Deloitte Canada has released two reports on Implications of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Ontario – One on insurance and another on data access & security. (Sept 2019)
Electric Autonomy has compiled a list with short descriptions of 6 recent of Canada’s Autonomous Vehicle Pilots. (Sept. 17 2019)
KPMG has released its 2019 Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index ranking countries and looking at 25 different measures within four pillars: policy & legislation; technology & innovation; infrastructure; and consumer acceptance.
Intelligent Transport has reported that the UN has published a new framework for autonomous vehicles with a focus on safety. The article outlines the key aspects of the framework. The original document may be found on the UN’s website.
Waterfront Toronto’s Digital Strategy Advisory Panel (DSAP) has released its first formal document – a Preliminary Commentary on the Sidewalk Labs Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP). Commentary and related information to accompany this information may be found on Waterfront Toronto’s newsletter released on September 10, 2019.
Waterfront Toronto released the draft Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP) on June 24, 2019 for Quayside (Sidewalk Toronto) to the public. It’s of interest to Autonomous Transportation Canada as it sets parameters for a digital data governance structure that will set the foundation for the Sidewalk Lab’s Toronto development.
The full report is over 1500 pages long and has 3 volumes:
Volume 1 – focuses on the development plan and the physical manifestations of proposed innovations within that plan, including estimated economic impacts.
Volume 2 – outlines their proposed innovations for Mobility, Public Realm, Buildings and Housing, Sustainability, and Digital Innovation.
Volume 3 – describes the commercial proposal including governance, roles and responsibilities, transaction economics and implementation plans.
The full MIDP is found on Waterfront Toronto’s website.
Canadian Urban Transit Association’s (CUTA) online Centre of Excellence on autonomous (AVs) and connected vehicles
Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
TAC has a Connected and Automated Vehicles Task Force (CAV Task Force) that is an internal forum for dialogue and collaboration among transportation system owner-operators, regulatory bodies, private businesses, industry organizations, and academia.
TAC also lists recent reports and resources on their website including a 2019 Discussion Paper of Connected and Automated Vehicles done by IBI Group with financial support by Transport Canada. (Sept 4 2019).
Future Cities Canada (Evergreen Brickworks) online Resources
“Our resources, from toolkits to research papers, build capacity among city builders to help create flourishing cities that are equitable, regenerative and prosperous.”
KPMG 17 January 2018
The Autonomous Vehicle Readiness Index shows which countries are most prepared for driverless cars
July 25 2019 KPMG
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