National Smart Vehicle Demonstration & Integration Trial: Phase I

Project Summary:

The National Smart Vehicle Demonstration and Integration Trial: Phase I will integrate standardized and interoperable autonomous, low-speed, electrified vehicle shuttles (e-LSAs) in multiple Canadian municipal jurisdictions as first-mile/last-mile applications.

The objective of the project is to standardize connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies for the purposes of multi-manufacturer interoperability for transit fleet applications. The standardization objectives are: (1) integrated standardized dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication; (2) robust cybersecurity levels across vehicles and infrastructure; (3) standardized electric automated charging systems; and (4) a single fleet management software.

IP and Research Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate the application of e-LSAs as first-mile/last-mile solutions complementary to existing public transit services.
  2. Integrate standardized DSRC systems for V2V and V2I communication.
  3. Ensure robust levels of cybersecurity across vehicles and infrastructure.
  4. Integrate standards for automated charging infrastructure across e-LSA manufacturers.
  5. Determine a single fleet operating system for multiple manufacturer e-LSAs.

Project Lead:
Elnaz Abotalebi – Smart Vehicle Project Lead

Industry Stakeholders

2getthere NAVYA ABB Group Siemens Canada eCAMION ELIX Wireless Bombardier Transportation Pacific Western Transportation SmartCone Technologies Inc. Nova Bus New Flyer Industries

Interested Municipal Stakeholders

City of Vancouver City of Surrey Winnipeg Airports Authority Brampton Transit York Region Transit

National Academic Advisory Committee

University of Calgary University of Toronto Queen’s University University of Waterloo University of Windsor Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) Carleton University