Personal transport is being disrupted every day by new business models (Uber, Lyft), changing attitudes of young people to car ownership, population growth in urban areas and the possibility of autonomous vehicles.
The Accelerator is working to define the pathways that can speed up the electrification of personal vehicles—as part of integrated transport solutions—and influencing the longer-term deployment of autonomous vehicles. Exploring these pathways can also open new economic opportunities in future vehicle and battery manufacturing potential that draw on Canada’s comparative advantage.
A Roadmap for Canada’s Battery Value Chain
Allan B., Trytten L., Campbell S., Meseldzija Z., Nielsen J., Deith J., Pelletier E., Lappin L., Fischer A., Beck M., Smith M., Leung P., Rohl J., London I., Fortier M., Kabbara M.
Report: Autonomous Vehicles, Parking & the Real Estate Sector
Layzell D., Stout M., Leary J., Stone C.
Blog – What if our Cities only Needed a Fraction of their Parking Spaces?
Finding parking when and where you need it can be both time consuming and stress inducing. In pre-pandemic days at least, there never seemed to be enough parking.
To meet climate goals, we can’t leave autonomous vehicles on autopilot
Autonomous vehicles have come to play a major role in many visions of the transportation future, with car companies, tech companies, and policymakers all proposing their own versions of a self-driving future.
Report: Thinking about the future of autonomous vehicles
Roberts C., Meadowcroft J.
News Release: New Report Recommends Paradigm Shift in Approach to Tackling Climate Change
Reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions will require major changes in the large-scale systems we use to meet societal needs, such as the way we produce and distribute energy or move people and goods.
Blog – The Transformation of Canadian Personal Mobility: Some Lessons from History
A careful reading of Canadian transportation history gives some clues for how we might achieve a more sustainable transportation system during the twenty-first century.
Report – The Rise Of The Automobile: Lessons From Historical Canadian Transportation Transitions
Roberts C., Meadowcroft J., Layzell D.
Report: Mobility as a service in Quebec
Pedroli F., Mousseau N.
Rapport sur les entretiens effectués aux Îles-De-La-Madeleine
Pedroli F,. Mousseau N.