Award highlights innovative use of information communication technology to make government smarter, more agile, efficient and transparent
Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) the University of Melbourne and its project partners have received an OpenGov Recognition of Excellence award for innovative and disruptive use of technology in the public sector.
The award from OpenGov Asia was given for the development of the Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES), the country’s first large-scale, live ecosystem for implementing and testing connected transport technologies.
AIMES was formerly known as the National Connected Multimodal Transport test bed.
Since going live in April 2017, the test bed has been collecting data on public, private, freight and active transportation to support the strategic decision making in improving traffic planning, public transport efficiency and pedestrian flows, while paving the way for the introduction of connected and autonomous vehicles.
Using thousands of intelligent sensors positioned on roads and transportation infrastructure across 6-square-kilometres in central Melbourne, the AIMES test bed will provide unprecedented insight of users on various ways to manage transport systems and road networks more efficiently.
“Cubic is delighted that OpenGov Asia recognised the merits and promise of the AIMES test bed and wishes to congratulate the University of Melbourne and all our project partners on a job well done,” said Tom Walker, senior vice president and managing director, CTS Asia-Pacific.
“AIMES is a vital ecosystem for testing new connective technologies and it has been providing tangible benefits to all stakeholders from the day it was first implemented.”
Cubic signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Melbourne in October last year to deliver the project. Cubic’s transport management platform sits at the core of the test bed, providing an enhanced system for data usage and analysis by transportation planners.
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