Smart mobility

Our Smart City Integration Hub

The #SmarterTogether Smart City Integration Hub is the invisible glue that integrates and operates the corridor systems and devices. It ensures data moves seamlessly between smart city components.

Our hub will provide a tool that all Canadian cities can duplicate as they too introduce connected mobility technologies to make their communities safer, greener, healthier, and more connected.

Here are the technologies that will be integrated into our Smart City Integration Hub.

Intelligent transportation system (ITS) infrastructure

ITS infrastructure uses sensors in things like traffic signals, digital signage, street lighting, and pedestrian crossings.

They gather data and adapt to reflect specific traffic situations.

This allows autonomous shuttles to perceive and respond in real-time to movement nearby and throughout the rest of the corridor.

Smart traffic signals and street lights adapt to traffic volume and weather conditions

Autonomous vehicle (AV) shuttles

AV shuttles use sensors, video cameras, and computers to understand their surroundings.

They do this with limited or no human intervention, reducing human error, a leading cause of vehicle collisions.

Though they do not require drivers, each AV shuttle will typically have an operator during its first years. Operators will provide a critical human element as riders get used to the new technology, and provide wayfinding, security, and assistance for riders with limited mobility.

Autonomous shuttle using sensors to detect vehicles, people, and traffic signals

Citizen experience

Citizen experience technologies will make residents’ journeys more seamless, while improving safety and accessibility.

Apps, websites, dynamic message signs, and digital kiosks located throughout the corridors will help people find their way, plan routes, find transit and autonomous shuttle schedules, and find last mile solutions like bike share.

Projects will also make cycling, walking, and transit more appealing transportation choices.

Complete street with protected bike lanes, public bike share, map stands, and an autonomous shuttle

Last mile mobility

Last mile mobility technologies will help people travel between main transit hubs in the corridors and their final destinations.

They will include a mix of:

  • Shareable bicycles
  • E-bikes
  • Small electric vehicles
  • Car share and ride hailing services
  • Autonomous short-distance wheelchair navigation systems

Data and analytics

Smart solutions are grounded in data.

Our advanced analytics software will be used to derive useful insights from the continuous flow of data that will be generated by ITS infrastructure and connected technologies in the corridors.

This data will provide us with valuable insight to ensure we are meeting our #SmarterTogether objectives.

Transportation corridors pass data live from traffic signals and cameras to systems using machine learning that help inform collision-free mobility solutions