Automated Vehicles (AVs)
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), in partnership with Metrolinx and the City of Toronto, has issued a request for information on automated transit shuttles and supporting services, which closes on January 11, 2019.
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.
The City is currently implementing its 3-Year Transportation Services Automated Vehicle (AV) Work Plan which will direct the City’s staff to further investigate the role automated vehicles will play within the transportation system. This Work Plan will help the City’s divisions prepare for automated vehicles and the changes that may arise when these vehicles are deployed in Toronto.
Disclaimer: The City of Toronto does not currently have an official policy or position on automated/autonomous vehicles.