Automotive UI ’18 @ Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto
Sep 23 – Sep 25 all-day
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AutomotiveUI, the ACM International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, is the premier forum for UI research in the automotive domain. The conference brings together researchers and practitioners interested in both the technical and the human aspects of in-vehicle user interfaces and applications, to provide a forum for the exchange of technical information concerning research (and practice) and educational activities for motor vehicle user interface development.

Ontario Road Safety Forum – 4th Meeting @ Galbraith Building, Room 202
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Save the date: Thursday, October 11, 2018

9 am – 4:30 pm (Registration begins at 8:30 am)

Three Ontario Road Safety Forums were held in the past 18 months and were attended by over 50 people each representing a broad range of road safety interests (e.g., MTO, Transport Canada, City of Toronto, Region of Waterloo, Peel Region, Hospital for Sick Children, public health, Traffic Injury Research Foundation, MADD, CAA, Parachute, graduate students and professors of Ryerson, Toronto, Waterloo, Lakehead, Western, York, consultants).

The Forum’s objective is to create a networking event with an emphasis on evidence-based road safety. The feedback has been very positive and now we are organizing another forum to take place on Thursday, October 11, 2018. This 4th Forum will once again take place in the Galbraith Building, at the University of Toronto, Room GB 202.

Presentations due August 15

In the morning, we plan on having eight five-minute presentations on a subject of the presenter’s choice (interest, projects, work, organization, etc). Please send Geni Bahar ( an email if you would like to deliver a short presentation with the topic name and a short description by August 15. Following each presentation, a short discussion time will be allowed in the agenda. The first eight proposed presentations will be added to the agenda.

If you are interested in delivering a longer (15-20 min.) presentation on an evidence-based road safety study or project, please provide Geni with a description prior to August 15 so that we can consider it during the planning of the other meeting sessions.

Guidance for the slides will be sent out to the speakers; slide presentations to be submitted to Geni ( by September 28.


To make the best use of our time, lunch will be served in the room. There will be a $35 cash registration fee to cover morning coffee and pastries, mid-morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon juice and pop (whether you consume them or not). Receipts will be provided at registration.

Please email Geni ( to register as soon as possible – space is limited – and by September 21 at the latest, so that we can arrange the lunch. Provide  your name, organization, email and phone number.

Please feel free to share this information with your colleagues.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in October.


Geni Bahar, NAVIGATS Inc. (
Alison Smiley, Human Factors North Inc.
Ezra Hauer, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Bhagwant Persaud, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Ryerson University

Is Uber Helping or Hurting Public Transportation? Professor Jonathan Hall @ S. Walter Stewart Public Library
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

UTTRI associated professor Jonathan Hall will give a free public talk on his research October 23rd at the S. Walter Stewart branch of the Toronto Public Library.  Is Uber Helping or Hurting Public Transportation? is presented as part of the library’s program series “On Civil Society.”  No registration is necessary and all are welcome.


Uber, Lyft, and other ride-hailing companies have transformed the transportation marketplace in cities around the world. Their entry into cities has been controversial. They have been credited with providing a reliable and affordable transportation option, serving neglected areas of cities, and providing meaningful employment. Against these benefits, they have been accused of being unsafe, creating congestion, destroying stable jobs, and flouting the law. This presentation focuses on one aspect of Uber’s effect on cities: its effect on public transportation.

Short Biography

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Jonathan Hall

Jonathan Hall is Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and School of Public Policy and Governance at University of Toronto.

He is an applied microeconomist who focuses on urban transportation. His recent work has focused on how to design road tolls so they help all road users and measuring the effect of Uber on public transportation. His dissertation was honored with the Best Dissertation Award by the Transportation and Public Utilities Group and the Best Paper Award at the Kumho-Nectar Conference on Transportation Economics. Professor Hall received his BA from Brigham Young University and his PhD from the University of Chicago.