Our leading edge in transport
Urban populations are growing, creating greater congestion, putting additional pressure on ageing infrastructure and increasing social and environmental impacts such as carbon emissions. Research teams at the University of Melbourne are tackling these issues head-on with government and industry partners, creating world-first technology breakthroughs in the process. This is a globally fast-moving field, to meet exceptional future requirements for transport infrastructure.
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We’re making the future of transport infrastructure cleaner, safer and more efficient, by developing the world’s-first integrated, connected and intelligent transport system for the world’s cities.
While the pace of developments in the autonomous vehicles industry is unprecedented, technology developed by our research team is some of the most advanced in the world.
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The next important opportunity, and challenge, in providing transport infrastructure is through the availability of live data, low-priced technology, and connectivity within and between systems and travellers. With the rapid evolution of connected devices, and sensing and communication technologies, we are experiencing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to tackle complex issues in urban mobility.
At the Transport Technologies Research Group, we have aligned our research focus and efforts to take advantage of this new leap in technology diffusion.
Our research is focused on contemporary topics in transportation engineering including connected and automated vehicles and roadways, public transport and multimodal mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) systems, disruptive shared mobility services, and city logistics. We explore these topics from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
Our research approach to urban transport is based on the vision of an integrated multimodal transport system. A system that makes use of information and communication technologies and interacts with the built environment to promote a seamless flow of people and goods. Our team works on theories, methods, tools, and case studies that contribute to policymaking, planning, management, and operations of multimodal systems. We aim to advance the development of more accessible, equitable, safe, and sustainable societies and economies.
We develop holistic approaches and obtain comprehensive results when investigating complex issues in transport, such as the future of connected and automated vehicles and roadways, the next generation of public transport and MaaS systems, disruptive shared mobility services, and city logistics. The Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES) serves as the platform for our multidisciplinary research efforts that are divided in four pillars.
- Gary Liddle AO, Enterprise Professor, Transport
- Peter Sweatman, International Enterprise Professor, Transport
- Assoc Prof Russell Thompson, Academic, Infrastructure Engineering
- Dr Neema Nassir, Associate Professor and Lecturer, Transport Engineering
- Dr Patricia Sauri Lavieri, Lecturer, Transport Engineering
- Dr Saeed Asad, Research Fellow, Infrastructure Engineering
- Dr Mahdi Miri Disfani , Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering, Infrastructure Engineering
- Dr Kourosh Khoshelham, Lecturer, Infrastructure Engineering
- Dr Lihai Zhang, Academic, Infrastructure Engineering
- Prof Mark Stevenson, Academic, Architecture, Building and Planning, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
- Prof Chris Manzie, Academic, Electrical Engineering
- Dr Zay Maung Aye, Academic, Infrastructure Engineering
- Dr Behzad Rismanchi, Lecturer, IoT and Environmental Monitoring, Infrastructure Engineering
- Prof Stephan Winter, Discipline Leader, Geomatics, Infrastructure Engineering
- Dr Benny (Yiqun) Chen, Research Fellow, Infrastructure Engineering
Driverless cars are an inevitable part of our future but with intelligent vehicles we need an updated transport system.News
Melbourne Connect Monthly Breakfast Series: June 19. This panel discussion focussed on the future of transport and mobility, with an emphasis on Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor technology, including a spotlight on a particular project- the Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES), a world-first living laboratory based on the streets of Melbourne.News
WEC 2019: Automation is just one example of how technology is influencing the design of future transport to challenge our current understanding of urban landscapes.News
7 News coverage of Prototype Street event at Melbourne Knowledge Week.News
The Age article about the Prototype Street event at Melbourne Knowledge Week.News
While remarkable progress has been made with technological, operational and behavioral improvements in the century-old, automotive-based transport systems used around the world, rapid technological changes are occurring that could amount to a reset in outcomes for transport users. A new era of digital mobility is being catalyzed by vehicle automation and connectivity coupled with new mobility services and business models. Widespread deployment of connected vehicle (CV) technology is an important enabler of automated vehicles (AVs).News
A partnership between the University of Melbourne, Cisco, Cohda Wireless, TAC, VicRoads and WSP has completed a round of trials in the AIMES ecosystem (the Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem), leveraging the infrastructure for connected and automated vehicles, and for edge computing.News
Take a look back at some of the most amazing research and innovation from 2018.Features
2018 has been a year of progress for the Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES), a world-first living laboratory incubated at the University of Melbourne.Features
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World-first connected transport technology trials in Melbourne. ITS Australia hosted a webinar with the AIMES team to discuss recent connected technology trials in the live test-bed in Carlton.News
View a video of our AIMES connected intersection trials: monitoring traffic and pedestrian interactions to assess behaviour and risk.News
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins has used a visit to Australia to take a closer look at the Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES) trials occurring in Victoria.News
View our panel discussion on innovation in mobility and how the Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES) is moving towards connected transport designed to ease congestion, promote safety and enhance the sustainability of our cities.Event
Elevators to space, renewable hydrogen and a nanoscale discovery that's quite a big deal; there was a lot going in the world of science, engineering and technology this week.Features
Bringing transport systems into the 21st century means connecting all elements of the network – from the vehicles to the traffic lights, and even the pavementsFeatures
As technology moves towards a driverless future, the University of Melbourne is helping to improve integrated transport solutions and make our transport safer with the launch of its own autonomous mini shuttle bus.The Melbourne Newsroom
Jon Faine hosts a forum outlining the latest technologies in driverless and electric vehicles and the impact they'll have on Melbourne.ABC - The Conversation Hour
The world-first transport test-bed project led by Professor Majid Sarvi from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, the Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES), has won this year’s Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Australia National Research Award.Ingenium
The future of driving is a step closer to arriving in Melbourne with a world-first trial of advanced transport technology to take place in Carlton.Herald-Sun
In a significant milestone for the Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES) project, a world-first trial of connected transport technology took place in Carlton on 11 July 2018.News
An environmental focus of the Australian Integrated Multimodal Ecosystem (AIMES*), has seen a new range of “smart” environmental sensors in place in central Melbourne.News
The University of Melbourne launched its own autonomous mini shuttle bus today to assist in integrated transport solution research and make transport safer.News