Drive the Future of Public Transportation

Ontario's First On-Road Trial of an Electric Low-Speed Automated Shuttle at Tunney's Pasture from Nov. 3 to 13, 2020

Share Your Feedback and Contribute to Future Transportation Solutions

Invest Ottawa is delighted to invite key project stakeholders and tenants of Tunney’s Pasture to participate in this on-road trial.

Register yourself and up to five additional people who reside under the same roof for a safe, pre-scheduled, and professionally managed 15-minute ride in the automated shuttle.

Share your confidential feedback via an electronic survey. Your input will be used to assess how automated shuttles could contribute to future transportation solutions.

Your Health and Safety is Our Top Priority

  • A fully certified shuttle operator will be onboard each shuttle at all times
  • Shuttles are fully accessible with an access ramp and space for persons with assistive devices
  • All shuttle seats feature seat belts
  • Audio-visual instructions and safety protocols will play consistently in the shuttle
  • Shuttles will be sanitized regularly as per measures established by Ottawa Public Health
  • All passengers are required to wear a face mask to board and travel in the shuttle

Questions? Visit our FAQs or contact Rebecca Thompson, Senior Manager of Operations, Area X.O:

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Shuttle Details

What is a Low-Speed Automated Shuttle (LSAS)?

A Low-Speed Automated Shuttle is a small electric self-driving passenger vehicle that can fit up to six people (seated).

  • The maximum speed of these vehicles is typically 25km/hr (or less).
  • A safety operator is onboard to take full control of the shuttle if required at any time.
  • These vehicles generally travel along a programmed route and utilize sensors and software to detect their surroundings, guide travel and avoid obstacles.

What Days and Times Can I Ride the Shuttle?

The automated shuttles will operate at the Tunney's Pasture campus, and host rides with research study participants from Tuesday, Nov. 3 to Friday, Nov. 13 on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday to Friday (except Nov. 11): 8am to 4pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 4pm
  • Wednesday, Nov. 11: 12pm to 4pm
  • Please note: Shuttles will not operate on Mondays

There are a limited number of pre-scheduled rides available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Where Do I Board the Shuttle?

  • The automated shuttles will leave from a stop located on the southside of Yarrow Driveway near Tunney’s Pasture Driveway
  • A customer service representative will be onsite to direct booked passengers to the waiting area, and facilitate the onboarding process

Is the Shuttle Wheelchair Accessible?

Yes. Shuttles are fully accessible with an access ramp and space for persons with assistive devices.

How Are You Preserving the Health and Safety of our Community During the Pandemic?

Our project team is working in close collaboration with public health authorities to preserve the health and safety of our community. We are adopting the following protocols and measures recommended by Ottawa Public Health:

  • All passengers are required to wear a face mask to board and travel in the shuttle
  • Each rider must sit in an available seat to maintain physical distancing protocols
  • Some seats on the shuttles will be blocked and unavailable for passengers to help ensure a safe distance in the vehicle
  • Shuttles serving pre-registered volunteers will be fully sanitized following each scheduled ride
  • Shuttles serving citizens who use these vehicles as an extension of essential transportation services will be sanitized regularly (per health regulations)
  • The EasyMile shuttle operator will wear an N-95 mask to enhance the safety of all passengers