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Automated Vehicles: Planning the Next Disruptive Technology

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2016 Event

The era of driverless cars and trucks is just around the corner. What do you need to know to plan for the arrival of this technology?

The potential societal benefits expected from automated vehicles (AVs)—more popularly known as driverless cars—are numerous. Enhanced personal mobility (particularly for 'car-less' populations), a decline in the number of injuries and fatalities, increased productivity due to freed up time for other activities while driving, and a reduction in congestion levels are just some of the benefits anticipated. As the technology is being applied to the movement of goods as well as people, a number of commercial benefits are also expected.

The conference touched upon a number of the issues surrounding the arrival of AVs:

  • Current technology status and market trends;
  • Transportation planning;
  • Urban forum implications;
  • Data privacy;
  • Autonomous transit;
  • Goods movement; and
  • The future of work.


Featured Speakers From the 2016 Event

Dr. Julia Markovich

Dr. Julia Markovich
Senior Research Associate, Transportation and Infrastructure
The Conference Board of Canada

Barrie Kirk

Barrie Kirk
Executive Director
Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence (CAVCOE)

Yves Provencher

Yves Provencher
PIT Group Manager
PIT Group

Stephen Buckley

Stephen Buckley
General Manager, Transportation Services
City of Toronto

Antoine Belaieff

Antoine Belaieff
Director, Regional Planning, Planning and Policy
Metrolinx

AnnaLisa Meyboom

AnnaLisa Meyboom
Director, Transportation Infrastructure and Public Space Lab (TIPSlab)
University of British Columbia

Antonio Gomez-Palacio

Antonio Gomez-Palacio
Principal
DIALOG

John Eddy

John Eddy
Principal
Arup

Karlyn Stanley

Karlyn Stanley
Adjunct Senior Researcher and Lawyer
RAND Corporation

Philippa Lawson

Philippa Lawson
Consultant
Philippa Lawson, Barrister & Solicitor

Brian Flemming

Brian Flemming
Senior Fellow
Van Horne Institute

Jean-Marc Picard

Jean-Marc Picard
Executive Director
Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association

David Ticoll

David Ticoll
Distinguished Senior Fellow, Innovation Policy Lab,Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto

Paul Godsmark

Paul Godsmark
Chief Technology Officer
Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence (CAVCOE)

Raphaël Gindrat

Raphaël Gindrat
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
BestMile

Sean Rathwell

Sean Rathwell
Transit & Urban Mobility Specialist
Dillon Consulting Limited

Dave Blair

Dave Blair
Director, Business Development, KLJ
Secretary of the Central North American Trade Corridor Association

Sponsors

We’d like to thank our generous sponsors for their contribution to this event.




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