Thu, Oct 26|
Planning for PMRs: Mobility Utopia or Urban Catastrophe?
Fireside Chat with Fahad Shuja from Fortran Traffic - 2020 Smart-50 Award Winner for most transformative Smart City mobility project
Time & Location
Oct 26, 2023, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT
About the event
Please join us for a 'fireside chat' with Fahad Shuja, Director of Products & Client Relations at Fortran Traffic.
If you work for a municipal government, public facility, urban or traffic planning consultancy or an accessibility advocacy group likely to be impacted by public-area mobile robots (PMRs) such as delivery, surveillance or maintenance robots, this webinar is a great place to learn more. Robotics and technology companies will also benefit from hearing about Fahad's experience in helping municipalities prepare for new traffic management technologies and connected autonomous vehicles (CAVs) - experience that translates well to the challenges of deploying PMRs on public sidewalks and pathways.
Excellent planning can lead to 'utopia'-like outcomes. Insufficient or mis-guided planning can lead to catastrophe. We invite you to register, email us your questions (firstname.lastname@example.org), then listen in to this webinar on October 26th! (Yes - It will be recorded and posted to our YouTube channel).
About Fortran Traffic:
Fortran has been serving the transportation industry for over 40 years. Independently owned and operated, Fortran has focussed on developing real-time, AI-driven adaptive traffic management solutions for digital city builders and infrastructure owners since 2016. Fortran is a 2020 Smart-50 Award Winner for most transformative Smart City mobility project and the 2018 winner of ITS Canada’s New Canadian Commercial Industry/Academic ITS Technology Innovation/R&D Award.
Fahad is a certified P.Eng who holds a B.Eng in Civil Engineering and oversees Fortran’s in-house software solutions. He started his transportation career in the transportation planning and design division at URS (now AECOM), where he managed complex transportation projects, including Ontario’s first Light Rail Transit (LRT) line. He later joined the Ontario Good Roads Association (now “Good Roads”), where he spent ten (10) years, serving Ontario’s 440+ municipalities through:
- building municipal knowledge on ITS solutions and Smart Cities;
- mentoring tech startups looking to serve municipal clients;
- laying out a roadmap of how Ontario can benefit of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) using strategic testing and deployments on municipal roads; and
- overseeing ground-up building of simple yet powerful software solutions for municipalities to help comply with fundamental Ontario Regulations like 239/02. During his tenure with Good Roads, he recognized the need for uplifting Ontario’s municipalities with cutting edge solutions that could ease their paths into the new world of CAVs, and make them the envy of the world. He has since called Fortran his second home and is on the path to creating easy-to-use products that serve the needs of municipalities today and for tomorrow.