Montréal, CA is preparing
Following a successful demonstration of driverless shuttles at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in May 2017, Montreal is investing to establish a substantial R&D base for both automated (AV) and connected vehicle (CV) technology. In keeping with recommendations in the city’s Transportation Electrification Strategy 2016-2020, in April 2017 the city committed $3.6 million for the creation of the Institute of Electrification and Intelligent Transportation. The new center will develop transportation technologies and solutions, manage AV and CV pilots, and establish a test corridor within the city. Montreal also created an internal working group to coordinate policymaking and planning around AVs across city agencies, and formulate an agenda for the city.