Planning for Disruption: Second self-driving conference set for April

The first Automated Vehicles conference was held April 19 and 20, 2016, in Toronto. The Conference Board of Canad has just announced the second conference in the series, set for later this month.

Toronto, Ontario — April 6, 2017 — The Conference Board of Canada has announced it will hold a conference on autonomous vehicles (AVs) on April 19 and 20 in Toronto, Ontario. This is the second such conference to take place in Canada. Collision Repair magazine provided extensive coverage of the first conference held in 2016. […]

Legislative framework still needed for autonomous vehicles

Google started the white-hot hype around driverless cars, but technological barriers notwithstanding, experts say a legislative framework is still needed before the vehicles can be made available to the public.

By Dylan O’Hagan   Peterborough, Ontario — May 2, 2016 — Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are coming at some point.  It could be as soon as the year 2020 according to Barrie Kirk, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence (CAVCOE), but currently there is little to no legislation in place […]

Autonomous conference: driverless cars will be ‘radically disruptive’

Dr. Julia Markovich, Senior Research Associate, Transportation and Infrastructure, for the Conference Board of Canada, presents findings from CAA regarind autonomous vehicles. Markovich was the primary organizer of the event.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — April 20, 2016 — Canada’s first conference dedicated to automated vehicles took place in downtown Toronto this week. Please see “Autonomous vehicle conference: ‘no such thing as a crashproof car’” for the start of coverage of this landmark event. A sponsor of the event, the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA), […]

Autonomous vehicles may lower collision rates by up to 80 percent

Autonomous vehicles have moved well beyond the prototype stage and are expected to be on roads by 2020.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — February 4, 2016 — The era of driverless cars and trucks is coming fast. Is your organization prepared? For those looking to keep up with the emerging trend of automated vehicles (AVs) the Conference Board of Canada will host the first Canadian conference on AVs, this coming April 19 […]

Autonomous Vehicle technology ‘coming like a freight train’

A Japanese company plans to roll out robotic taxis in 2016, with full commercial deployment by 2020.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — November 10, 2015 — Activity in the automated vehicle (AV) space is accelerating, rapidly. The Canadian Automated Vehicle Centre of Excellence (CAVCOE) is dedicated to researching, tracking and analyzing its development. CAVCOE has recently released some juicy tidbits for those interested in the development of AVs. The head of […]

Public acceptance ‘very high’ for automated vehicles

A view of the exhibitor area at Automated Vehicles Symposium 2015. The conference is the top forum for discussion of driverless technologies.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — August 6, 2015 — Canadian AV expert Susan Spencer, Senior Associate at the Canadian Automated Vehicles Center of Excellence (CAVCOE), recently travelled to Ann Arbour, Michigan, for the Automated Vehicle Symposium, the key conference for those interested in the emerging automated vehicle (AV) market. Spencer brought back many interesting […]

Cyber security, potential impacts the hot topics at AV Symposium 2015

Chris Urmson, head of Google's driverless car programs, delivered the keynote address at the AV Symposium.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — August 5, 2015 — The Automated Vehicles Symposium is an annual event designed to advance the deployment of self-driving vehicles. This year’s event, held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, drew over 900 people from various industries involved with driverless cars. The keynote address was delivered by Chris Urmson, head of […]