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.
The University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute
Re-imagining urban transportation: inter-disciplinary research for real-world solutions.
Hon. Steven Del Duca with UTTRI Graduate Students
UTTRI students lunched at the Canadian Club Toronto‘s Youth and Young Leaders Table on April 4 to hear the talk by Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, “Building, Planning and Delivering 21st Century Transportation.”
Cervero Lecture Panel
(L-R) Geoff Wright, Barbara Gray, Steven Farber with Paul Hess at Distinguished Lecture by Robert Cervero presented by Civil Engineering on March 20, 2017
Distracted driving studies
by Professor Birsen Donmez reveal that drivers self-regulate their attention to secondary task activities – those not required for driving – based on environmental demands (e.g., curvy roads) and their chosen speed.
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.