Emerging technologies and driver distraction
Professor Birsen Donmez‘s research results show that smartwatches may have detrimental effects on driving that are similar to or worse than smartphones, and can be a potential source of distraction on the road.
Transportation Tomorrow Survey (TTS 2.0)
Since 1986, household transportation surveys of the Greater Golden Horseshoe area have evolved to include smartphone travel survey apps and online surveys. Learn more about TTS 2.0
Understanding Smarter Cities
UTTRI Program Director Judy Farvolden (center) spoke about the need to ensure smart cities are designed equitably and effectively. Read more about Understanding Smarter Cities. (Photo: Romi Levine)
U of T Transportation Alumni
Our first-ever reception for UofT Transportation Alumni was a hit!
The University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute
Re-imagining urban transportation: inter-disciplinary research for real-world solutions.
Memorandum of Understanding with City of Toronto signed
Formalizing collaboration, exchange of knowledge, research data & more: U of T and the City of Toronto signed a Memorandum of Understanding on October 2, 2017. (photo: Laura Pedersen)
Transformative and automated technologies affecting transportation systems the focus of UTTRI’s new centre
The iCity Centre for Automated and Transformative Transportation Systems (iCity-CATTS) was approved for three years of funding from the Dean’s Strategic Fund by Dean Cristina Amon, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.
The centre is the first at UofT mandated to study how ‘smart’ transportation technologies, such as automated vehicles and e-sharing, will affect people’s transportation choices, how businesses provide transportation as a service, and how cities should plan for those changes to achieve the best results for society.
iCity-CATTS will assemble a multidisciplinary team to create analysis tools, methods, models and decision support systems to quantify the impacts of transformative transportation technologies on transportation demand, system performance, health, the environment and society at large.