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Senate of Canada, Driving Change: Technology and the Future of the Automated Vehicle (Jan. 2018) (full-text).


This Report of the Canadian Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications discusses the regulatory and technical issues related to the deployment of connected and automated vehicles.

The report is divided into two parts:

Part 1 provides background information on AVs and CVs, how they can be used, when they are expected to be deployed, and their potential advantages and challenges. This section highlights advantages to safety, environment, society, and economics, but also significant challenges in the form of employment displacement, privacy risks, and cybersecurity concerns.

Part 2 focuses on the Committee's recommendations regarding the federal government's role in planning for the arrival of AV and CV technologies. Based on the evidence provided by automakers, lawyers, police, and industry stakeholders, the Committee provided a list of 16 recommendations.