Welcome to ITS Canada's Technical Sub- Committee, the Connected, Automated Electric Shuttle Technical Committee (CEAS). This CVAV sub-committee has been established:
To provide ITS Canada members, Canadian CAES research groups and others who have interest in Canadian policy, pilots, demonstrations, technical and operational developments in Connected, Automated and Electric Shuttles (CEAS) with opportunities to:
Share lessons learned, news, insights, and opportunities
Discuss opinions and concerns
Organize workshops, seminars and training
Draft position and policy papers, and
For the benefit of the CAES and ITS Canada community.
To assist in the development or management of technical content related to CEAS for the ITS Canada Annual Conference & Exhibition
The Sub-Committee Chair is Rod Schebesch email@example.com. Persons interested in Canadian policy, pilots, demonstrations, technical and operational developments in Connected, Automated and Electric Shuttles (CEAS)the technologies and strategies of Connected/Automated Vehicles, are encouraged to contact janneke[at]itscanada[dot]ca? if they wish to join.
February 2023 CURRENT STATE OF CEAS IN CANADA
This Current Practices Paper examines the state of CEAS in Canada and internationally, specifically as it relates to LSAS, and the ways in which it can improve mobility and address longer-term transportation goals. Autonomous driverless shuttles offer the potential to dramatically change public transportation by making travel more convenient especially for the elderly and people with disabilities, reducing operating costs, and making it feasible to serve low-density communities, and other areas not adequately served by public transportation.
The paper discusses the economic, environmental, and societal benefits of CEAS technology, how it fits within the larger ITS architecture, and the implementation and operational challenges that are faced. It also identifies the many supporting technologies and standards necessary to continue to improve the autonomy, safety, and ability for LSAS to interact with vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians, and other objects present in mixed traffic environments.