The City of Toronto, Toronto Transit Commission, and Metrolinx are launching a trial of an automated vehicle shuttle service in the West Rouge neighbourhood of Scarborough. The trial is funded by Transport Canada’s Program to Advance Connectivity and Automation in the Transportation System (ACATS).
The shuttle will arrive in Toronto in summer 2021 and operate up to end of February 2022, depending on weather conditions and vehicle performance.
While the vehicle is highly automated, an on-board attendant will staff the vehicle at all times with capability to take control if needed.
This trial shuttle is intended to test the ability of automated vehicle technology to address existing unmet needs in public transit, such as filling the lower-demand “last mile” gaps from neighbourhoods to rapid transit. The University of Toronto and Ryerson University are involved in monitoring and evaluating the shuttle service.
A complete submission to City Council can be viewed at:
For more information, visit the Automated Shuttle Trial webpage.