FTMS 2021: Autonomous Vehicles – Are we Ready?

Deepak Darda, Global Director, Innovation, IBI Group
Bruce Mori, Director, Sr. Practice Lead, Transportation Planning, IBI Group

​AV’s are coming and will have a disruptive impact. Whether that impact is positive or negative is dependent on our ability to think about and plan how best to leverage this technology to best shape our cities of the future and meet societal needs. It will require an alignment of private sector initiatives with public sector goals. To help promote discussion in this area, this presentation builds on recent experiences of major Canadian cities in planning its transportation systems for the future, including what automated good and service opportunities can support strong and vibrant 15-minute cities (equity, accessibility/choice), the potentially unintended consequences if we don’t plan ahead, and what strategies we can take now to best prepare for a future with such large uncertainty.

The third annual Future of Transportation and Mobility Series event explored the future of goods movement and the supply chain, addressing the state of autonomous vehicle technologies from the first mile to the last, as we foster change and challenge the opportunities to bring the use of connected and autonomous technologies to reality.

The event featured virtual keynotes, panels and networking with industry, entrepreneurs, government and academia.

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