After an initial – naïve – expectation that Automated Vehicles (AVs) were going to take over the world in this lifetime, today more realistic predictions about their future are formulated. AVs can play an important role in improving transportation and road safety. In this section, you can find the research TIRF conducted on this topic.
“I just wanted to send a quick note to thank TIRF for its invaluable support to the Safer Roads Ottawa program at the City of Ottawa. TIRF has been instrumental in providing initial support for the creation of the Fatal Collision Review Committee (FCRC) and support for presentations to City committees relating to evidence based research on automated enforcement initiatives. Their education initiatives including the community toolkit project and the in person sessions from Drop It And Drive® to well over 25,000 Ottawa High School students have had a profound effect raising awareness in our community about traffic fatalities and injuries in our community. On a national level, TIRF has also been a leader when it comes to the creation of the Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving (CCDD) and their leadership has had an immense impact on municipalities and how we go about creating safer cities.”
Rob Wilkinson – Manager, Safer Roads Ottawa Program