Jennifer Niece

Manager (A), Strategic Policy & Innovation, Transportation Services

City of Toronto

Jennifer has a keen interest in building safe and equitable transportation networks which contribute to vibrant and livable cities; for over 20 years, she’s had the privilege of contributing to this through roles in transportation planning and sustainability. Jennifer’s first project after joining the City of Toronto was managing the short-term trial of an automated shuttle in the West Rouge area of Scarborough, in collaboration with TTC and Metrolinx. The Strategic Policy & Innovation Unit in Transportation Services is continuously exploring emerging technologies and evaluating how the City can maximize opportunities and mitigate impacts in Toronto.


wednesday – 01:55pm Future Societies

Time Icon 20 mins

Location Icon St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts - Bluma Appel Theatre

Navigating the Road Ahead: Preparing Cities for Autonomous Vehicles

Delve into the ongoing preparations in Ontario and Toronto for the advent of autonomous vehicles (AVs), recognizing both the promising opportunities and advantages, along with the associated risks and challenges. Learn about the innovative strategies, pilot projects, and regulatory adjustments that are shaping these regions into AV-ready pioneers. This panel discussion provides insights into the collaborative efforts of cities and provinces as they adapt their infrastructure and regulations for the future of autonomous mobility.