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Driving safe advancement of transit technology with AV
New developments in sensing technologies, machine learning, and automation have shown extraordinary benefits across
the automotive industry. While commercial operators are already
among the safest, several studies have found that vehicles utilizing
advanced driver-assistance systems ("ADAS") reduce the rate of
accidents and injuries in both personal and commercial vehicles.
In one example from the California Department of Motor Vehicles' Annual Performance Report, self-driving cars navigated
public roads without human intervention four times better in 2017
than 2016, showing a significant improvement in the application
of automated technology.
As a leading mobility innovator with over 85 years of industry
experience, New Flyer is stepping into a new era of mobility - one
centered on connected and safety innovation. In May 2019, New
Flyer announced its new AV Technology Program for heavy-duty
transit buses, specifically focused on development and deployment of ADAS and AV technology, with a guiding principle focused
on increasing public safety during bus operation.

Safer mobility ahead using advanced
driver-assistance systems

New Flyer's AV program will also utilize Vehicle-to-Infrastructure technology, often referred to as "V2I", supported and deployed by the support of New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions™ - a
critical element to successful deployment of AV transit buses and
smart charging solutions.
As cities across the U.S. continue their evolution to full connectivity, New Flyer will continue engaging city leaders, advanced
tech providers, and regulators to align with, support, and further
America's technology roadmap.
New Flyer has built a legacy of innovation in public transit with
advancements in passenger capacity, accessibility, sustainability,
and connectivity over the past 90 years. Through a commitment
to innovation spanning its legacy, New Flyer has not only engineered a smarter and more efficient bus, but now looks to its AV
technology program to safely traverse the cities of the future. 
Vox: Self-driving cars are mostly getting better at navigating California's public roads
U.S. Department of Transportation: Bus Safety Data Report: Bus Transit Safety Data
McKinsey & Company: Ten Ways Autonomous Driving Could Redefine the
Automotive World

The benefit of Automated Vehicle ("AV") technology is being
validated by several studies utilizing ADAS to navigate everything from robotic shuttles to semi-trucks. On transit buses,
these systems could enhance passenger experience and scheduling while assisting operators in spotting threats and safely
maneuvering vehicles.
US consulting firm McKinsey & Company estimates that
driverless vehicles could, by mid-century, reduce traffic fatalities by up to 90 percent. This opportunity for significant and
positive impact on safety has driven New Flyer to undertake
further development of ADAS with transit buses in mind - not
just for passengers, but for all others sharing our roads.
To accomplish this vision, New Flyer announced its partnership with Robotic Research LLC in May 2019. Robotic Research
is a provider of autonomous software and robotic solutions,
and a proven industry leader in artificial intelligence-based
technology. Based in Maryland, it has extensive experience
delivering successful Level 5 autonomous vehicle applications,
namely serving the U.S. Department of Defense.
With the collaboration of Robotic Research, New Flyer will
bring sophisticated automated technology to the transit bus
industry, with a guiding focus on improving safety for all.

Supporting the cities of the future
with connected technology
As automation develops, so too does the awareness of potential risks around irresponsible deployment. To ensure safe
interaction among transit buses and all other connected vehicles sharing the road, New Flyer will integrate and leverage
the internet of things, an extension of internet connectivity to
physical devices and everyday objects, to build connectivity in
sharing public roadways.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Mass Transit

Ad Index
Editor's Notebook
People & Places
A New Standard Shapes Commuter Rail in Boston
Connected Vehicles: Tampa
Beyond the Bus: Charge Management
Driven by Data
Making the Case for Standardization in MaaS
Best Practices
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