CANADIAN PNT WORKSHOP ON CONNECTED & AUTOMATED VEHICLES

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Ontario Centres Of Excellence (OCE) Offices

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CANADIAN POSITION-NAVIGATION-TIMING (PNT) WORKSHOP ON CONNECTED & AUTOMATED VEHICLES (CVAVs)

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Position Navigation and Timing (PNT) technologies are critical to the modern global transportation system – which relies on highly-accurate and reliable positioning, navigation and timing information.

It is undeniable that technological advances, and wide-scale availability of PNT/GPS technology over the past several decades, have enabled significant innovations that have improved the safety, efficiency and reliability of all modes of transportation. Moving forward, advances in PNT technology will help enable another transformational-shift in transportation – towards greater automation.

The transportation sector is undergoing a period of transformative change as a result of increased automation – including autonomous driving systems (automobiles, trucks, trains, port vehicles, and material handling equipment), unmanned aerial vehicles, and autonomous marine vessels, among others. These technologies are creating new business models and possibilities within the transportation sector. They promise to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel consumption; improve safety and security; enhance efficiency, mobility, and accessibility; and foster economic opportunities for advanced clean technology jobs and investments in Canada.

Fully automated on-road connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) are expected to require a complex fusion of high-resolution 3D maps, sensor data and other information to operate. They are also expected to require extremely precise, accurate (<5 cm), and real-time PNT capabilities in order to navigate predictably and safely.

Globally, developed economies and industry are investing in PNT infrastructure and services to advance these high-precision systems, because they recognize that it is an essential component to stimulate innovation and adoption of the next generation of automated transportation technologies.

In order to better understand CAV PNT requirements in a Canadian context, Transport Canada (TC), and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) are proposing a one-day workshop in the GTA, with key stakeholders to discuss:

• Standards requirements, gaps or alignment/harmonization opportunities, including identifying critical interoperability requirements for PNT in CV/AV applications – domestically, continentally, & internationally.

• Operational requirements (i.e. accuracy, latency, etc.) for higher levels of automation in terms of systems, services, and implementations.

• Infrastructure investments / requirements needed to support CAV deployments in Canada.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Hamza Shafique at hamza.shafique@tc.gc.ca or 343-550-4131.

Sincerely,

Ryan Klomp

Director RD&D, Transport Canada’s Innovation Centre

Directeur RD & D, Centre d'innovation de Transports Canada

Transport Canada, Place de Ville, Tower C, Ottawa, Ont. K1A 0N5

Transports Canada, Place de Ville, Tour C, Ottawa, Ont. K1A 0N5

Tel/tél: (613) 513-7012

Fax/Facsimile: (613) 949-3874

E-mail/Courriel: ryan.klomp@tc.gc.ca

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Ontario Centres Of Excellence (OCE) Offices

325 Front Street West

Suite 300

Toronto, ON M5V 2Y1

Canada

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