The Idea Lab
Ideas infused with emerging technologies
The fundamental drive in our push for innovation and research is to make a positive change in the community by designing resilient transportation infrastructure and contribute to building equitable transportation systems. We believe in collaboration and sharing the success with clients, partners, and our team.
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The Estimated Travel Time Tool (ET3) is one of our first idea lab products. ET3 is a web-based application that estimates changes in travel times resulting from reduced speed limits on selected roads.
The ET3 Suite also offers expansion modules that add performance indicators for measuring GHG emission and safety index, as well as a user feedback function.
Prior to the deployment of ET3, we set up a consultation with the client to determine the appropriate functions required as well as add-on services that help cities customize speed-limit policies and policy analytics.
Key ET3 features include:
Speed limit selection
Multiple policy analysis
Transportation Health and Safety Indices
City of Waterloo is our current client who is deploying the ET3 app. Other municipalities have been showing interest in a similar product to support their Vision Zero program. Contact us for details today.
Dr. Peter Park, PhD., P.Eng.
Peter is a Professor at the Civil Engineering Department of York University. He was a faculty member of the Department of Civil and Geological Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan from 2008 to 2015. Peter also has 10 years of experience in national and international consulting as a Transportation Engineer and Safety Specialist. Areas of Expertise: Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), Road & Railway Safety, Transportation Security, Smart Freight Systems, Facility Optimization, Risk Prediction Modelling, Geographic Information System (GIS), and Advanced Statistical Analysis.
Mehdi is an Assistant Professor at the Civil Engineering Department of York University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Rotman School of Management for two years. Mehdi’s research focuses on optimal planning and control of transportation systems in smart cities with autonomous vehicles. Areas of Expertise: Mobility-as-a-Service (MAAS) Management, Dynamic Curbside Management, Sensing Technology in Transportation Systems, Emerging Delivery Services, Dynamic Parking Pricing Model, Risk Prediction Modelling, and Multimodal Network Optimization.
As the Principal of Attivo Designs, Lorenzo is a sustainability and active design specialist who applies a human centred approach to resource management, sustainability, and transportation demand management. He has a profound respect for the power of people and community and is committed to providing superior customer service. Combining a passion for innovation and evidence informed solutions - Lorenzo can connect land use policy, planning and development with active, shared, and public transportation services for community health, wealth, and success. Areas of Expertise: Transportation Demand Management, Transportation & Land Use Planning, Parking Management, UX (User Experience) Design, Preliminary Design, Project Management, Public Engagement, and Social Marketing/ Communications.
Erik Blouin, a Drone / RPAS operator, holding a drone pilot certificate from Transport Canada, founded Above & Beyond in 2014 that specializes in aerial data collection. With a vast knowledge of the Transport Canada rules and regulations, Eric executes all our drone aerial support in a safe, legal and efficient manner for all our projects. Drone aerial support has become a focus of our business with an emphasis on delivering safe and efficient aerial support to various projects. Areas of Expertise: Transport Canada rules and regulations, Preparation of (Drone) Flight Plans, aerial data collection, site surveys.