CUTRIC National Smart Vehicle Joint Procurement Initiative: Rout∑.i™ predictive modelling of autonomous shuttle performance and passenger-carrying capacity of first-km/last-km solutions

CUTRIC-ACATS Project Final Report

Transport Canada created the Advance Connectivity and Automation in the Transportation System (ACATS) program to help prepare the country for connected and automated vehicle (CAV) deployments on Canadian roads. The ACATS program distributed C$2.9 million across 15 different organizations to support: (1) research, studies and technology evaluations; (2) the development of codes, standards and guidance materials; and (3) capacity-building and knowledge-sharing activities.

The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) was one of the 15 organizations awarded a research contract through the ACATS program. This final report includes five sections that are allied to CUTRIC’s first-kilometre/last-kilometre electric low-speed automated shuttle (e-LSA) deployment efforts within the National Smart Vehicle Joint Procurement Initiative:

  • Section I details the energy consumption feasibility analysis for electric low-speed automated shuttle deployment on nine first-kilometre/last-kilometre routes.
  • Section II details the transit ridership impact analysis based on e-LSA deployment along three selected first-kilometre/last-kilometre routes.
  • Section III provides an overview of communication software and hardware systems and applicable standards.
  • Section IV provides an overview of cybersecurity software and hardware risks, vulnerabilities and standards.
  • Section V provides a qualitative overview of the Manufacturer Working Group sessions that CUTRIC has hosted since 2018 to advance the National Smart Vehicle Joint Procurement Initiative.