AIMES project takes out national transport research award

By Melbourne School of Engineering

The world-first transport test-bed project led by Professor Majid Sarvi from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, the Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES), has won this year’s Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Australia National Research Award.

AIMES is an ambitious project in collaboration with government and a wide range of industry, to establish a living laboratory on the streets of Melbourne. The project has already trialled an autonomous vehicle in Carlton and the team will continue to test highly integrated transport technology and its ability to deliver safer, cleaner and more sustainable transport outcomes within complex urban environments. AIMES involves 37 partners and collaborators from government and leading national and international industry partners, with the University of Melbourne taking a leading role in testing and rollout.

These awards celebrate the achievements of Australia’s most innovative and advanced transport technologies, and the organisations and individuals that pioneer them. Professor Sarvi, who is also Chair in Transport Engineering and Professor in Transport for Smart Cities within the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, accepted the award on behalf of the University of Melbourne on 23rd November at the Arts Centre Melbourne.

Members of the AIMES team who received the award

The award received coverage by a range of transport industry online media outlets:

Roads and Infrastructure
Traffic Technology Today
ITS International
Smart Highways
Trailer Magazine

The Melbourne School of Engineering congratulates Professor Sarvi and all those involved in the AIMES initiative on this fantastic achievement and significant industry acknowledgement.