Bestrane has joined 17 other private and public sector project partners in an ambitious and unique hi-tech Melbourne transport project focused on reducing future congestion and improving road safety as the city’s population approaches 7 million.
Researchers at the University of Melbourne’s School of Engineering will study connected data from vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians and infrastructure in a busy five square km test area bounded by Alexandra Parade, Victoria Street, Hoddle Street and Lygon Street.
Project leader Majid Sarvi, Professor in Transport for Smart Cities, said connecting smart sensors with smart devices and community solutions such as Mobiledock opens up a whole world of connectivity
“Intelligent transport systems will utilise this data and deliver insights into commercial freight movements.as well as traffic planning, pedestrian flows and public transport efficiency”
Bestrane plans to utilise its Mobiledock solution that currently manages commercial deliveries into iconic city locations such as The Melbourne Emporium, Scentre (Westfield) shopping centres and Barangaroo to leverage the interconnected data generated by the Test Bed initiative to make on and off street deliveries more efficient.