On December 24, 2019, the City of Toronto issued a Negotiated Request for Proposal seeking a qualified vendor to provide the Automated Transit Shuttle Trial Service. The submission deadline is February 21, 2020. Interested bidders must register on the SAP Ariba platform and click on “Respond to Posting” to view the call document.
The introduction of automation into commercial and passenger vehicles is an exciting development in urban transportation. By assisting the human component in driving with vehicle automation, many experts believe that traffic safety could improve, there may be greater access to mobility for those who do not or cannot drive, and efficiencies in the transportation network could be realized through improved traffic management.