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Autocrypt and Electric Autonomy Canada are excited to share an invitation to a virtual panel discussion on Smart Cities, increasing accessibility for public transportation

Transportation services are evolving rapidly. Powered by new technologies and the post-pandemic expectation of flexibility, the transit service of tomorrow does not resemble the transit services of two years ago. 

Conscientious planning is required to ensure inclusivity — that means making sure people with limited mobility or mobility challenges, parents with young children, rural residents and people with specialized vehicle needs, such as wheelchair users, are given equitable and reliable access to a crucial and essential area of public infrastructure.

In this panel discussion, we explore how connected, intelligent and inclusive transportation benefits these communities and, by ripple effect, all communities. Safely and securely managed data will help transit agencies become smarter and bring efficiency to the urban, suburban and rural roads they operate on.

We’ll also hear about the success of an accessible rideshare pilot for expectant and new mothers. This program has been so well received, providing access to pre and postnatal care, that it has the potential to be tailored to other cities that are experiencing either lowered birth rates or where access to maternal care is at risk.


  • Andrew Gregory, Manager, Transit Planning, City of Edmonton
  • Igor Samardzic, S+G Urban Partners and former Chair of Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
  • Joel Dembe, Paralympian, public speaker and advocate for accessibility and inclusion
  • Jaeson Yoo, Chief Strategy Officer, Autocrypt
  • Emma Jarratt, Managing Editor, Electric Autonomy Canada (Moderator)

Tuesday June 21st, 2022
1pm ET / 10am PT

This event has now concluded, you can read a summary of the event in our article, Experts reveal how on-demand transit can transform accessibility for commuters in Canada, or watch the full webinar on Youtube with the link below.

Can’t make the live discussion?

No problem. Register for the event and a few days after we’ll send you a link to a recording of the event and a summary of the discussion.