Understanding connected and automated vehicles
Learn about connected and automated vehicles, and why we are supporting
their safe testing and adoption
Connected and automated vehicle safety: what you need to know
Learn about how these technologies can help you avoid collisions, and how to use them safely.
Funding programs for connected and automated vehicles
We are supporting a number of initiatives to advance connected and automated vehicle technologies in Canada.
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.
Connected and automated vehicle testing and research
Latest connected and automated vehicle testing and research, interactive map and guidelines.
Connected and Automated Vehicles Gateway
The Connected and Automated 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.
- Guidelines for testing automated driving systems in Canada Version 2.0
- Transport Canada’s Vehicle Cyber Security Strategy
- Canada’s Vehicle Cyber Security Assessment Tool (VCAT)
- National Policy Framework on Connected and Automated Vehicles
- Canada’s Safety Framework for Connected and Automated Vehicles
- Canada’s Vehicle Cyber Security Guidance
- Safety Assessment for Automated Driving Systems in Canada
- Canadian Jurisdictional Guidelines for the Safe Testing and Deployment of Highly Automated Vehicles
- Vehicle of the future advisory group – Synopsis – Fall 2018 - Summer 2019