National Smart Vehicle Demonstration Project

Autonomous vehicle technologies and associated “smart” infrastructures are innovative technologies that can provide many benefits to transportation such as reducing traffic congestion and collisions, improving ridership experience by operating in a more on-demand application providing real-time updates to the rider, and reducing GHG emissions through integration of electric propulsion and route optimization technologies. This project will develop the technological certification standards and specification of the National Smart Vehicle Demonstration projects, in partnership with CUTRIC, which aims to test smart vehicles and smart infrastructure technologies within five to seven municipal jurisdictions across Canada in a closed or restricted laneway using low-speed shuttles. Additionally, this project aims to integrate some form of autonomous vehicle into First Nations communities across Canada where a lack of transportation services often leads to safety concerns for youth and women in particular. TO BE CONT’D

Faculty Supervisor:

Amer Shalaby


Kristina Mlakar


Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium


Engineering - civil


Automotive and transportation




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