Melbourne launches world 1st living transport lab

Melbourne is rapidly developing as one of the truly intelligently planned and managed cities of the world.

The fringe of Melbourne’s CBD will become a connected transport living lab from next 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 University of Melbourne is collaborating with industry leaders from Australia and around the globe to integrate data from VicRoads, Public Transport Victoria, the cities of Melbourne and Yarra with traffic updates from global giant HERE Maps, to deliver insights into traffic planning, pedestrian flows, public transport efficiency and freight movements.

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 16 private and public sector project partners, including PTV Group.

Find out more about the cooperation of PTV Group and the University of Melbourne: