Transport

  • This driverless bus may take drunk LaTrobe students home safely

    A consortium including HMI Technologies, La Trobe University, RACV, ARRB (Australian Road Research Group) and Keolis Downer will access a grant of $375,000 through the Victorian Government Smarter Journeys Programme to conduct a trial of autonomous vehicles in Victoria. If the 15-seater electric bus looks familiar, its because we’ve...
  • Melbourne has mobile-friendly crossing lights embedded in the ground

    The task of crossing the road isn’t ordinarily a difficult one, but introduce addictive mobile phones and you’ll have people crashing into other pedestrians, but more dangerously, they may wander out onto the road into the path of cars. The problem with traditional crossing lights is that they’re positioned...
  • SpaceX Hyperloop Pod competition is underway

    Early this week I gave you the heads up SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod competition was on this weekend. Now the teams from around the globe have arrived and pods are being loaded into the 1.25 kilometre track. The action is being shared online and for your convenience the best is embedded below. Hyperloop...
  • Melbourne is building a 75MW solar farm to power world’s largest tram network

    Solar trams are coming to Melbourne and that’s a massive deal for the city, state and country. Melbourne has the largest operating tram network in the world with 250km of track with a staggering 1,763 stops and the trams run more than 20 hours per day. Back in 2013-14...
  • Uber Movement will see 550+ cities benefit from Uber data

    If you’re Uber, you’ve pissed off a lot of cities by disrupting the status quo. So what better way to back in the good books, than provide cities with the data they so dearly need, traffic data. While we know city congestion is a massive problem in ever major...
  • Twitter Australia launch DM bot for Transport NSW service delays alerts

    Twitter Australia has a new feature today, specifically designed to help commuters know about transport delays ahead of time. Inevitably there are delays in the system, it may be from maintenance, congestion, emergencies or even strike action, but you need to know if your train is going to be...
  • Sydney Airport goes green with Electric Blu bus

    Today Sydney Airport unveiled the first electric airport bus in Australia. Major airports put through thousands of passengers per day and many of them park in long-term parking, then need to be transported to their terminal. Airports use buses as an efficient transportation method, but their constant back and forward...
  • Melbourne’s 30km/h zone is a dumb, tech-less solution to ‘rat-running’

    Australian cities suffer from the same congestion problems experienced around the globe. We look to our leaders and our politicians to solve that congestion but this latest solution is ridiculous. When left up to their own devices, drivers will seek out the fastest route possible and often do this by avoiding commonly...
  • Senator Cash calls for GPS tracking for all Australian trucks

    In a Sky News interview with David Spears this afternoon, Senator Michaelia Cash has called for a ‘black box’ to be mandatory in all Australian trucks. Much like the black boxes found in the airline industry, the trucking industry implementation would be different in a very important way. The...