Home to some of Australia’s and the world’s leading academics in their fields, our researchers have expertise in:
- Behavioural analysis
- Advanced in-vehicle technology acceptance and use
- Data quality analysis
- Education and program development
- ITS design and testing
- Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence
- Policy and organisational analysis
- Public message design and strategy
- Social equity in road safety
- Traffic and transport engineering
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Below is a selection of projects in which CARRS-Q has been involved. It includes project overviews, project outcomes, and PhD projects.
See all of iMOVE’s projects at the List of iMOVE projects page.
Traffic lights: Collision avoidance strategies/damage mitigation
This project will investigate likely contributing factors for traffic crashes involving traffic signal posts in Queensland as well as strategies to mitigate this type of collision. It will also investigate, develop, and test a controlled failure process to ensure quick and efficient reconnection of damaged services. Research and best practices from other similar jurisdictions will be reviewed to gain insights and consider potential solutions that could work in Queensland. In addition, knowledge and insights from relevant problems and studies will be considered to develop and test potential solutions.
VRU and CAV interactions
The overall aim of this PhD research program is to prepare Queensland for a safe integration of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) into mixed urban traffic environment by observing and predicting CAVs and other road user interactions. The key focus of the study is to investigate vulnerable road user (VRU) receptivity, mental models (e.g. communication strategies, situation awareness and trust), and behavioural adaptations towards road sharing with CAVs.
Connected Vehicle Pilot: Safety and user perceptions evaluation
The C-ITS Field Operational Test project recruited for up to 500 participants from the public in Ipswich. This new project, commonly called the Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot, complements the work being done, and will build a standardised analysis methodology and evaluate the safety benefits of C-ITS. The findings will guide transport agencies in regard to investment in infrastructure to support C-ITS.
The final reports for this project are now available for download, at Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot: Final reports.
Vehicle to bicycle (V2B) safety interactions using 4G mobile devices
This proof-of-concept (PoC) project aims to develop a Vehicle to Bicycle (V2B) communication system to reduce collisions and enhance driver awareness of potential conflicts with people riding bicycles.
How automated vehicles will interact with road infrastructure
Assessment of how successful current road infrastructure is in allowing the safe and reliable use of automated vehicles, and how to fix shortcomings.
Key research staff
- Professor Andry Rakotonirainy, [BCompSci (Hons), PhD]
- Professor Narelle Haworth [BA (Hons), PhD]
- Professor Barry Watson [BA (Hons), GradDip (SciSoc), PhD]
- Professor Teresa Senserrick [BA (Hons), PhD]
- Professor Sebastien Glaser [MEng, MSc, PhD]
- Emeritus Professor Mary Sheehan [BA (Honours), GradDipPsych, PhD]
- A/Prof Mark King [BSc(Hons), MBA, PhD]
- A/Prof Ioni Lewis [BSc (App. Psych), BPsych (Hons, First Class), PhD]
- A/Prof Ronald Schroeter [BCompSci (Hons), MPhil, PhD]
- Dr Sébastien Demmel [BEng, MEng, PhD]
- Dr Sherrie-Anne Kaye [BPsych (Hons), PhD]
- Dr Oscar Oviedo-Trespalacios [HF Eng, MSc, PhD]
- Dr Shamsunnahar Yasmin [B.Sc. (Hons; Civil Engineering), M.Sc (Civil Engineering with specialization in Transportation Engineering), PhD (Civil Engineering with specialisation in Transportation Engineering)]
- Dr Mohammed Elhenawy [Communications Engineer, MSc Computer Engineering, PhD Computer Engineering]
- Dr Mahmoud Masoud [Mathematics and Computer Science, MSc Operations Research, PhD in Operations Research and Mathematical Sciences at QUT 2012]
- Dr Xiaomeng Li [B.Eng, M.E., PhD]
- Dr Natalie Watson-Brown [PhD]
iMOVE interviews and articles
Below is a selection of interviews we’ve conducted with CARRS-Q staff, as well as articles it has written for/provided us. For the complete list of CARRS-Q and QUT content on the iMOVE website visit the QUT tag page.
VIDEO: C-ITS projects leading the way in Australia
Included here is a recording of a webinar, C-ITS projects leading the way in Australia. Amongst the speakers are CARRS-Q’s Dr Michael Pascale and Dr Mohammed Elhenawy, speaking on the Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot: Preliminary Findings for Safety Evaluation and User Perception.
Narjes talks about her academic background and interests, and of her then work as senior research officer at the Centre for Accident and Road Safety Queensland (CARRS-Q), at the Queensland University of Technology.
Queensland green lights Hold the Red trial
The Hold the Red trial involves a system that uses radar to detect instances of cars looking likely to attempt to run a red light. It is the first trial of this technology in Australia. Statistics alone show that this is an important, worthwhile trial — 11% of all serious casualties on Queensland roads occur at intersections with traffic lights.