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Jun
19

"ITS Today: Technologies Across Ontario" Workshop

When: Wednesday, June 19 2019
Time: 8:45 am - 4.30 pm
Where: University of Waterloo Automotive Research Center (WatCAR)
Fees: ITSC/OTC member $150 / Non-Member $200 / Student $40

ITS Canada and the OTC have joined to offer this one-day workshop which will look at the role ITS Technologies play in Smart Cities and where are we with respect to the deployment of Connected and Automated Vehicle Technologies in Ontario. The morning session is dedicated to ITS in smart cities and the afternoon session covers topics related to autonomous and connected vehicles technologies and initiatives. This workshop is set up in the form of panel presentations and discussions attended by experts from the public sector, academia, consulting, and industry. The keynote presenter is Dr. Brendon Hemily who will talk about recent advances in ITS and public transit right after the lunch. The workshop will be concluded by a short tour of WatCAR labs and facilities.. 

DRAFT AGENDA

Time

 

Description

8:45 am   

Registration and Networking

9:15  

Welcome – ITS Canada Janneke van der Zee

9:20  

Welcome – OTC Geoff Wilkinson

9:25  

Agenda Overview – Ross McKenzie, uWaterloo/ WatCAR

9:30  

ITS in Smart Cities Part 1 – Panel Presentations
Chair: Kurtis McBride, Co-Founder & CEO Miovosion

  • Region of Waterloo or University of Waterloo (tbd)
  • Jeff Smart, TACEL – Industry Supplier perspective
  • Chris Philp, CIMA+ 
10:30  

Health Break & Networking

10:45  

ITS in Smart Cities Part 2 – Panel Discussion
Are we ready? Role of Big Data (Gov’t of Canada)
Chair: Jessie Coleman – City of Toronto, Big Data Innovation Team

  • Region of Waterloo (tbd)
  • Jeff Smart, TACEL
  • Chris Philp, CIMA+
11:45  

Lunch & Networking

12:30 pm  

Keynote: Public Transit and ITS
Dr. Brendon Hemily
Independent Consultant, Public Transportation Industry

1:15  

Autonomous Vehicles
Ross McKenzie, WatCAR

  •  AVs 1–2–3, Challenges, Market Overview
2:00  

Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Technologies
Chair: Fahad Shuja – Ontario Good Roads Association

  • Mara Bullock, WSP – GTHA CAV Readiness Plan
  • Ryan Lanyon, City of Toronto – AV Policy Initiative 
  • Colin Dhillon, APMA –Stratford CAV Demonstration Zone [AVIN/ APMAtec] 
3:00  

Summary & Closing Remarks

3:30  

uWaterloo/ WatCAR Tours -participants can select 1 or 2 tours (30 minutes/ tour)

  1. RoboHub/ IDEAs Clinic/ Student Design Centre (E7, E5)
  2. Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing [MSAM] Laboratory – 3D Printing (E7, EC4)
  3. Green and Intelligent Automotive [GAIA] Facility – Advanced Powertrain (E3) 

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