Automated and connected vehicles



What is an automated vehicle?

An automated vehicle:

  • Uses a combination of sensors, controllers and onboard computers, along with sophisticated software
  • Allows the vehicle to control at least some driving functions, instead of a human driver (for example, steering, braking and acceleration, and checking and monitoring the driving environment)

What is a connected vehicle?

Depending on the features it has installed, a connected vehicle may be able to communicate with:

  • its occupants, such as through their mobile devices
  • with other vehicles and road users
  • with the surrounding transportation infrastructure, such as roadways and traffic lights
  • Internet based applications and other entities

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

Partners that have received funding from the program.

Automated and connected vehicles: FAQs

Answers to the most commonly asked questions about automated and connected vehicles in Canada.

Automated and connected vehicle testing and research

Latest automated and connected vehicle testing and research, interactive map and guidelines.

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Automated and Connected Vehicles Gateway

The Automated and Connected Vehicles Gateway is a collaboration space to share information and build a network of professionals working on automated and connected vehicles. Join the Gateway on GCcollab to share information, participate in discussions, connect with partners, and work with others in a secure environment. The GCcollab platform is currently accessible to public servants from all orders of government, academics, staff and students from post-secondary institutions, as well as any other partners or stakeholders with an invitation to register.