Transport Canada Lunchtime Seminar

Transport Canada Lunchtime Seminar

When:  Oct 20, 2021 from 12:00 to 13:30 (MT)
Associated with  Alberta

You are invited to attend SAE Alberta’s October Technical Meeting over the lunch hour (12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.) on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 via a virtual Zoom meeting. There is no cost to attend the event.

Our guest speakers, Mr. Benoit Anctil and Mr. Dominique Charlebois of Transport Canada, will discuss Transport Canada’s crash avoidance test program including automatic emergency braking (AEB) testing, automatic emergency steering, lane support systems, collision reconstruction, and low speed automated shuttle testing.

Benoit Anctil is a Senior Crash Avoidance Research Engineer at Transport Canada. His work focuses on evaluating the performance of advanced driver assistance systems and automated vehicles to determine the implications they have for safety. Benoit support the development of automotive safety standards as member of the SAE On Road Automated Driving verification and validation committee, simulation task force, and the active safety terms and definitions task force. He is also the Canadian expert on the ISO working group on test scenarios of automated driving systems. Before joining Transport Canada in 2018, Benoit had held different positions in the industry where he directed numerous research, development, and evaluation projects on personal protective equipment, vehicle safety, and armour systems for various organizations. His work led to the development of many innovative products such as an instrumented load sensing head-form for measuring trauma severity from high speed impacts. Benoit holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from l'École Polytechnique de Montréal and master's in biomedical engineering from McGill University.

Dominique Charlebois works at Transport Canada as part of the Innovation Center. He has spent the last few years of his career focusing on crash avoidance systems research on passenger vehicles as well as tackling the challenges of vulnerable road user’s protection around commercial vehicles. His research spans a range of methods from test track studies to field trials of innovative solutions. Dominique graduated from the University of Ottawa in mechanical engineering and pursued previous roles such as crashworthiness research engineering position at Transport Canada with a focus on bio fidelity and crash test dummy development.  Dominique also oversaw the light duty vehicle emission compliance program at Environment and Climate Change Canada before joining Transport Canada in the automated vehicle world.  As a year-round cyclist, Dominique wishes to improve safety for all road users through his research and to increase his chances of sharing testing results for years to come. Dominique recently won the Charles H. Miller Award for best technical paper at the 2021 Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals / Prévention Routière Internationale Joint Virtual Conference.


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