February 22, 2024

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Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES) -Smart Intersection to Deliver Safer and More Sustainable Transport

Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES)

A network of smart sensors that are working to capture commuter, vehicle and public transport’s movements in order to avoid dangerous activity, enhance sustainability, improve safety and reduce congestion has made an intersection in inner-city Melbourne to be the most intelligent in the world.

According to a recent press release, the intersection found at Johnston and Nicholson Streets in Carlton is part of the Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES).

About the Project

  • It consists of more than 200 smart sensors connecting all parts of the transport environment within a six square kilometer area across the suburb.
  •  Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES) is the first transport ecosystem of its kind, where new, emerging and integrated Internet of Things (IoT) technologies can be trialled in a real-world environment.
  • It is a world-first living laboratory based on the streets of Melbourne.
  • AIMES is led by Majid Sarvi, Transport Systems Engineer from the University of Melbourne’s School of Engineering.
  • Its vision is to deliver safer, cleaner and more sustainable transport solutions for all.
  • An effective transport system is essential to the liveability of a city and a key driver of competition in the global marketplace.
  • With current transport infrastructure under stress, the AIMES ecosystem provides a unique platform for collaborative trials of technology which integrates the movement of all road users such as people and vehicles with transport infrastructure.

How it Works

AIMES uses artificial intelligence to profile intersections to identify the potentially dangerous activity of vehicles and road users, including vulnerable road users like cyclists and pedestrians.

Over time, AIMES is developing a deeper understanding of what safety measures and actions can be taken to prevent future collisions at intersections to keep people safe.

These include measures such as priority traffic light signals for emergency vehicles or real-time dashboard warnings alerting drivers to a cyclist in their blind spot.

The technology in AIMES captures what trucks, bikes, pedestrians, cars, motorbikes, buses and trams are doing at the same time, and captures those movements in real-time.

Information such as where they are moving, how fast they are going, how many vehicles are queuing, which vehicle is likely to come into the path of another are being captured.

There are smart sensors and IoT technologies working together to provide AIMES with this valuable anonymised data.

Demonstration

Media was recently invited to attend a technical tour of AIMES so that they can see firsthand trials that are currently in operation.

These include AI mapping and measurement of movement to mitigate dangerous activities, improved safety and enhanced city mobility.

An opportunity to ride on the University’s autonomous shuttle vehicle was also made available.

AIMES is University of Melbourne-led with more than 50 industry, technology and government partners including the Transport and Accident Commission and the Department of Transport.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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