Projects funded by the Program to Advance Connectivity and Automation in the Transportation System

The following partners have received funding from the Program to Advance Connectivity and Automation in the Transportation System (ACATS).

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  • Canadian Automobile Association

    Announcement date

    August 29, 2018

    Project

    To educate consumers about new connected and automated vehicle safety technologies.

    Total funding

    $25,000

  • Canadian National Institute for the Blind

    Announcement date

    June 7, 2018

    Project

    To study the impacts of automated and connected vehicles for pedestrians with sight loss.

    Total funding

    $50,000

  • Canadian Standards Association

    Announcement date

    April 10, 2018

    Project

    To develop guidelines and a standardization roadmap for the safe deployment of automated and connected vehicle technologies in Canada.

    Total funding

    $499,999

  • Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium

    Announcement date

    April 10, 2018

    Project

    To explore the integration of automated and electric transit shuttles in nine communities across Canada.

    Total funding

    $144,540

  • Carleton University

    Announcement date

    August 29, 2018

    Project

    To evaluate how connected and automated vehicles will influence infrastructure design and planning.

    Total funding

    $50,000

  • City of Calgary

    Announcement date

    June 7, 2018

    Project

    To test an automated shuttle connected light rail transit between the Calgary Zoo and Telus Spark Science Centre.

    Total funding

    $50,000

  • City of Calgary

    Announcement date

    June 7, 2018

    Project

    To establish a connected vehicle test-bed along 16th Avenue North.

    Total funding

    $290,000

  • City of Ottawa

    Announcement date

    August 29, 2018

    Project

    To install smart traffic signals that reduce vehicle emissions and improve traffic flows.

    Total funding

    $140,000

  • City of Saskatoon

    Announcement date

    May 29, 2018

    Project

    To build capacity on connected and automated vehicles.

    Total funding

    $25,000

  • City of Toronto

    Announcement date

    August 10, 2018

    Project

    To pilot an automated transit shuttle on public roads.

    Total funding

    $365,000

  • City of Vancouver

    Announcement date

    August 10, 2018

    Project

    To prepare an urban connected and automated vehicle testing strategy for future trials and use, focusing on civic fleets and infrastructure.

    Total funding

    $386,500

  • Intelligent Transportation System Society of Canada

    Announcement date

    August 10, 2018

    Project

    To update planning tools that help Canadian transportation professionals use smart roadway infrastructure.

    Total funding

    $247,275

  • Ministry of Transportation of Ontario

    Announcement date

    August 10, 2018

    Project

    To support planning and capacity for connected and automated vehicles in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas, and the Waterloo corridor.

    Total funding

    $111,025

  • University of Alberta

    Announcement date

    June 25, 2018

    Project

    To investigate new ways to ensure connected vehicle communications are safe, secure and consistent with Canadian privacy laws.

    Total funding

    $500,000

  • Unmanned Systems Canada

    Announcement date

    August 29, 2018

    Project

    To launch a competition that helps students learn about automated vehicle technologies.

    Total funding

    $50,000