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John Conway

John is a member of Transport Canada’s Connected and Automated Vehicle Safety Programs team. This group is responsible for the development of guidelines and other safety tools to support the safe testing and deployment of automated and connected vehicles. He has been with the federal public service since 2018, serving in policy functions with Health Canada and Transport Canada. John holds a master’s degree in public policy and administration from Carleton University, a master’s degree in public health from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a bachelor of commerce degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland.


Guidelines for Testing Automated Driving Systems in Canada Version 2.0

To achieve the many positive outcomes promised by automated vehicle (AV) technology, it is essential to safely conduct testing in real-world environments. In 2021, Transport Canada published a revised guidance document titled Guidelines for Testing Automated Driving Systems in Canada Version 2.0. This updated guidance will help to ensure that AV trials continue to be conducted safely based on lessons learned from testing activities within Canada and around the world. This presentation will provide an overview of the safety best practices covered in the updated guidance, including safety considerations associated with remote support as well as low-speed automated shuttles.