ITS Monday: Edition 44, 2023
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas. This is the 177th edition of ITS Monday, and will be the last for 2023. But it will be back in 2024!
Included this week, EV info hub, decarbonising transport and health, a second life for batteries, future fuels, bus tracking in the outback, and hydrogen trucks in Aus.
The article headlines below are:
- The Electric Vehicle Consumer Hub
- Decarbonising transport for our health
- Giving truck batteries a second life
- RACQ Fuel Panel Series: Part 3 – Future Fuels
- Navigating the Outback: Real-time bus tracking in regional New South Wales
- Ballard supports Wisdom in delivering industry-first 40t hydrogen-powered truck for PepsiCo Australia
And just in case you hadn’t caught it yet, we have a recent series of interviews with transport professionals – Effects of COVID on the transport sector – what they see now, what they would like to happen post-pandemic, and what they think will happen. If you’d like to be join this conversation, drop us a line!
This week’s articles
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A new resource for Australians looking to learn more about purchasing and running an electric vehicle. Amongst the resources are a tool for comparison of the lifecycle emissions of Australian cars (EV and ICE), information FBT exemptions, EV ownership costs, EV purchase incentive availability (state by state), a heavy vehicle cost calculator, an EV charging A to Z, and more.READ THE ARTICLE
A blog post on the Volvo Trucks website. “If a battery no longer meets the requirements for powering a heavy truck, that doesn’t mean it’s lost its use. The second life of a truck’s battery can be every bit as useful and productive as its first. Here’s how.“
Related iMOVE project: Second lives for electric vehicle batteriesREAD THE ARTICLE
Part of a series of videos produced by RACQ. Featured in the video are Dr Ian Jeffreys, Principal Policy Advisor at RACO, and Dr Dia Adhikari Smith, from the University of Queensland. Both take questions sent in by members of the public, about the fuels that will power cars in the future.
Related iMOVE content: Alternative Fuels: Info, Projects &; ResourcesREAD THE ARTICLE
“For Intelligent Transport, Transport for New South Wales provides a detailed insight into the agency’s Transport Connected Bus programme, discussing the significant role it has had in shaping the future of public transport in the region by integrating cutting-edge telematics technology, offering real-time tracking, automated passenger counting and improved accessibility across diverse landscapes.”
Related iMOVE project: Gippsland community e-Bus pilotREAD THE ARTICLE
“Powered by Ballard, Australia’s first ever hydrogen-powered heavy-duty truck is set to hit roads by the end of 2023, when a two-vehicle fuel cell electric prime-mover fleet is scheduled for commercial operation with PepsiCo in Brisbane.
The 40-ton heavy-duty ‘Taurus’ truck was developed by Chinese commercial vehicle manufacturer Wisdom for PepsiCo in the Australian market. The hydrogen-powered vehicle is equipped with a 110kW fuel cell engine from the Weichai-Ballard Joint Venture (WBJV), and its stack adopts Ballard’s LCS M series with a power density of 4.0kW/L – allowing the truck’s cabin a more practical design and compact layout.”
Related iMOVE project: Investigating the viability of hydrogen fuel for heavy vehicle useREAD THE ARTICLE