Melbourne launches world-first connected living transport lab
The fringe of Melbourne’s CBD will become a connected transport living lab from this year, in an ambitious project that will connect data from vehicles, bicycles, transport infrastructure and more, to prevent traffic jams and crashes, and cut travel times and carbon emissions.
The project, led by the University of Melbourne School of Engineering, is now set to hit the streets following the signing of an University MOU with 17 private and public sector project partners.
The University of Melbourne is collaborating with industry leaders from Australia and around the globe to integrate data from VicRoads, Public Transport Victoria, the City of Melbourne, City of Yarra with traffic updates from global giant HERE Maps, to deliver insights into traffic planning, pedestrian flows, public transport efficiency and freight movements. (More)