Michael DeRuyter

Manager, Emerging Technologies Office

Ontario Ministry of Transportation

Mike DeRuyter has over 10 years of varied experience in the Ontario government, including time spent in policy, executive offices and communications. His current role is to lead the team exploring ways to maximize the benefits to Ontarians from new transportation technologies, including by conducting research, monitoring trends, and developing policy related to the technology of vehicles, fuels, and transportation infrastructure (e.g., connected and automated vehicles, low carbon vehicles, advanced aerial mobility).


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

Explore the exciting preparations being made in Ontario and Toronto for the imminent arrival of autonomous vehicles (AVs). Learn about the innovative strategies, pilot projects, and regulatory adjustments that are shaping these regions into AV-ready pioneers. Discover how AVs are poised to transform the urban landscape and revolutionize transportation. This panel discussion provides valuable insights into the collaborative efforts of cities and provinces as they adapt their infrastructure and regulations to embrace the future of autonomous mobility.