A researcher at Waterloo Engineering has been appointed to an expert panel to help inform public policy on issues involving connected and automated vehicles.
Krzysztof Czarnecki, an electrical and computer engineering professor who co-leads an autonomous vehicle pilot program at Waterloo, joins 12 other people on the Expert Panel on Connected and Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility.
The panel was convened by the Council of Canadian Academies, a not-for-profit organization, at the request of the Canadian government. It will consider this question:
In light of the current trends affecting the evolution of connected and automated vehicle technologies and shared mobility, what impacts, opportunities, and challenges do these present for Canadian industry, governments, and Canadians more broadly?
The multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral panel includes experts from the fields of engineering, industry, economics and innovation, the environment and health, public safety, sociology and ethics.
It is scheduled to release its report in the fall of 2020.