October 2016 Report
The City is currently a testing location for a research project called ACTIVE-AURORA. The project is led by the University of Alberta Centre for Smart Transportation and the University of British Columbia. It is the first of its kind in Canada and its purpose is to advance connected vehicle technology. Connected vehicles use wireless mobile devices to exchange information in real time with roadside equipment like traffic lights or message signs, and with other vehicles.
The City is also working on a pilot project with the University of Alberta, Fairmont Hotels, Alberta Transportation, and the City of Calgary to evaluate automated vehicle technology in the form of a light-duty electric transit shuttle.