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Mobility Network presents ‘Harnessing intelligence in transportation systems’

May 31, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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If you use a wayfinding app, if you idle at centrally controlled traffic lights, if your license plate is read as you get on the 407, or if the changeable message sign tells you how long it will take you to get across town — then you’ve been guided or governed by intelligent transportation systems (ITS).

What’s next for the AI-based intelligence of intelligent transportation systems? Can ITS ease our way through congestion? Deliver substantial benefits for safety, mobility, the economy and the environment? And what does it mean for drivers?


Baher Abdulhai is a professor, the director of the Toronto Intelligent Transportation Systems Centre, and the co-director of the Centre for Automated and Transformative Transportation Systems at the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto.

Birsen Donmez is a professor, the associate chair, research, and the director of the Human Factors & Applied Statistics lab at the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto. She is the Canada Research Chair in Human Factors and Transportation.

Amer Shalaby is a professor and Bahen/Tanenbaum Chair in Civil Engineering, the director of the Transit Analytics Lab, and the co-director of the Centre for Automated and Transformative Transportation Systems at the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto.


Florian Shkurti is an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science, and is affiliated with the U of T Robotics Institute, University of Toronto, as well as the Vector Institute.

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Free. All are welcome.

If any specific accommodations are needed, please contact mobilitynetwork@utoronto.ca. Requests should be made as early as possible.

About The Way Forward

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Researchers from across U of T bring home the many ways mobility affects our lives in The Way Forward, a panel discussion series. Join the conversation!

All sessions take place on Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. online and are free. Registration is required.

An introductory overview will be followed by short presentations, a moderated panel discussion, and audience Q & A. This event will be recorded and shared.

Interested in more The Way Forward sessions?

See the complete Spring 2022 schedule for The Way Forward.

About Mobility Network at the School of Cities

Transportation and mobility touch virtually all aspects of our lives. The Mobility Network is a multidisciplinary, collaborative, and diverse network of mobility researchers that connects the University of Toronto’s exceptional strengths in data sciences, engineering and social sciences to address the technological, social, environmental and health disruptions facing society globally. Through interdisciplinary basic and applied research, Mobility Network will identify pathways to more equitable and efficient urban mobility, provide the evidence and decision-support needed for effective and lasting societal change, and have profound implications for individual well-being, resilient, sustainable and just urban growth and prosperity, and, ultimately, our planet’s future.

Mobility Network is an Institutional Strategic Initiative of the University of Toronto.