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Automated Vehicles 2018: Planning for Urban and Rural Transitions

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2018 Event

Building on the success of the previous two years, which laid the foundation for key issues, opportunities, and challenges, our 2018 Automated Vehicles event took the conversation to the next level; exploring the suite of transition tools now available to support us as we navigate a driverless future.

Most debates about a driverless future have centered on the urban experience. This year’s conference integrated the rural perspective into the conversation and explored the relationships between our urban and rural communities.

We addressed some of the most pressing issues around an AV future. Including:

  • What are the transition tools available to us now? How can they help us leverage the technology to create the communities that we want?
  • What do these tools mean for our rural and northern communities? How transferable are they to these other contexts?
  • What policy actions are needed at all levels of government? What is the role of harmonization of our approach to AVs?
  • What is the role of partnerships between government and industry? What is our workforce transition management plan? And how do we create plans that engage with the unique qualities of subsectors within transportation?
  • What are the implications for goods movement strategies and plans?
  • What is the relationship between these emerging tools and other elements of our planning and regulatory systems? How can these new tools support our planning efforts in Canada?

Featured Speakers From the 2018 Event

The Hon. Brian Mason

The Hon. Brian Mason
Minister of Transportation, Government House Leader
Alberta Transportation

Eleanor Mohammed

Eleanor Mohammed
President, Canadian Institute of Planners
Alberta Transportation

Chris Blaschuk

Chris Blaschuk
Manager, Transportation Strategy
The City of Calgary

Howaida Hassan

Howaida Hassan
Senior Environmental Project Manager
The City of Edmonton

Craig Hutton

Craig Hutton
Director General of Strategic Policy and Innovation
Transport Canada

Jean-Francois Champagne

Jean-Francois Champagne
President
Automotive Industries Association of Canada

Ellen Stassen

Ellen Stassen
Head, Stations
Toronto Transit Commission

Siamak Akhlaghi

Siamak Akhlaghi
Business Development Director, Autonomous Transportation
ACAMP

Chris Nash

Chris Nash
President
Alberta Motor Transport Association


Sponsors

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

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Sponsors

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Marketing Partners

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