Join Ryerson University urban planning graduate students as they explore four potential future scenarios for autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
The Four Scenarios:
1) The Phantom AV
2) Industry Strikes Back
3) Return of Partial Automation
4) Attack of the AVs
A panel of AV experts will respond to these plans and lead a discussion on the future of AVs.
WHERE AND WHEN
December 5, 2016
401 Richmond St. W.
Lisa Orchard, Senior Advisor of Regional Planning, Metrolinx
Bern Grush, Principal, Grush Niles Strategic
Matthias Sweet, Professor, Ryerson University School of Urban and Regional Planning
Ryan Lanyon, Chair Automated Vehicles Working Group (Transportation Services), City of Toronto
The City Building Institute and TransForm Lab at Ryerson University
As political leaders wrap their heads around the implications of AV technology, a group of graduate students from Ryerson University's School of Urban and Regional Planning have been retained by the Transportation Services division of the City of Toronto to explore how the adoption of AVs in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area could unfold. Join us for their presentations followed by a panel discussion.
AVs have the potential to revolutionize mobility and the urban fabric of Toronto. Many political and city officials are enthusiastic about the potential of AVs to alter our region, making the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area uniquely positioned to adopt this new technology.
Over the past year, numerous reports have identified the benefits of AV technology, as well as its potential for disruption. While this technology could improve overall road safety, it may contribute to increased congestion and a less dense land use pattern. Join us as we explore these ideas.
Light refreshments will be provided.