For all of our published content about iMOVE projects, along with our articles on Intelligent Transport Systems, Freight and Logistics, and Sustainability, sometimes a little more information, a little more background and context, would be a handy thing to have. A lot of work we do with our project partners sees the use of new technologies, and new uses of data, in order to improve Australia’s transport and smart mobility lot. With this in mind, we’ve produced a topics page, to let people know more about the world in which we work.

On this page find a selection of topic articles that help define issues and technologies, and provide an overview of the main points, problems, solutions, resources, facts and figures, and more. Also included are quotations and interviews with experts, and the work that iMOVE is doing, the impact it has, along with an invitation to work with us on new projects in these areas.

New topics will be added all the time. In the meantime, click on the tiles below to visit the (published) topic pages.

Active Transport information and projects

We explore the area of active transport, what it is, its benefits and challenges, and what iMOVE and others are doing to make this form of transport safer and more viable for more people.


Alternative fuels information, projects, and resources

As we look to transition away from fossil fuels to power transport, what are our choices? In this article we background three of the likely candidates: biofuel, electricity, and hydrogen. We look at how they’re made, the pros and cons, facts and figures, we link out to policy and strategy documents, and compile all the iMOVE projects in the area of alternative fuels.


Autonomous Driving - information tips projects

Autonomous driving, driverless cars: call them what you will. What are they, and how do they work? We cover the six levels of automation, applications and benefits, the challenges and changes ahead, and vision of iMOVE’s autonomous vehicle in action on Australian roads. Plus facts and figures, and iMOVE project info.


Autonomous Driving - technology

A look at the various aspects and technologies – system architecture, environment mapping and localisation, perception, cameras, motion planning, control, and artificial intelligence – that make autonomous driving possible. What it all does, how it works, and how all the tech works together.


Connected Vehicles - information and projects

What makes a vehicle ‘connected’, and what do they connect with? Here we investigate this and more, including the technologies that do the connecting, the benefits and challenges of connected vehicles, and projects and trials underway to prove and implement more vehicle connectivity.


Drone transport information and projects

The rise of drones for moving both people and parcels around the country allows Australia to look to the skies in an effort to tackle its transport challenges. There are many opportunities for drones to play a key role in alternative transport and smart mobility initiatives, moving both cargo and passengers from A to B.


Electric Vehicles information and projects

What types of electric vehicle are available, what challenges and opportunities do they offer, what are the associated costs of owning and running an EV, and how is Australia doing in EV take-up compared to the rest of the world. All of this plus more, and iMOVE’s project work in this area of transport.


Equity in Transportation - info, projects and resources

Equity in transportation is meeting the goal of providing everyone with the same access to reliable, affordable transport. It is a principle that goes beyond accessibility and equality as it focuses on the bigger picture issues that affect the ability of people to move around freely in their day-to-day lives.


The future of mobility is accessible, green, efficient, integrated, tech-enabled, and smart. It will change how we plan cities, how we work, and more. Here we take a look at what’s happening now to take us toward that future.


Intelligent Transport Systems: Info, Projects, and Resources

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) is an umbrella term meaning connected, two-way information and communications technologies that boost road, rail, air or sea transport efficiency, safety, and sustainability. ITS helps manage traffic flows, optimise routes, and gives drivers and passengers real-time information.


Rather than simply aspiring to replace all of Australia’s gas-guzzling cars with electric vehicles, micromobility initiatives encourage people to rethink their relationship with transport and reduce their reliance on cars in favour of smaller vehicles.


Mobility as a Service MaaS information, projects, and resources

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is one of the great hopes of fixing issues around congestion, transport equity, and just plain making it easier, more efficient, economical, and sustainable to move people from A to B. In this article we provide a definition of MaaS, its transport modes, benefits, and payment options. Also find here iMOVE’s project activity and final reports, more content, and all our articles on the topic.


Road Safety information and projects

What is road safety, and how are new technologies assisting in the reduction of fatalities and serious injuries? Here’s an overview of the topic, including statistics, factors affecting road safety, road safety initiatives and their impact, and the future of road safety. Also included are links to iMOVE’s road safety articles, projects, and PhD projects.


Smart Cities: Definition & Impact on Transportation

A smart city is a data-driven urban are, and increasingly also regional communities, that takes advantage of sensors, smart infrastructure and other technologies to be more efficient, sustainable and liveable. The focus of smart cities extends from transport optimisation and energy efficiency to improved health outcomes and waste management.

Smart cities can also deliver more responsive and personalised public services, which can include sharing information with the citizens and businesses.

At the link we provide definitions, examples, and provide resources for more information.


Smart mobility refers to rethinking transportation, to embrace modes of transport which are safe, efficient, flexible, integrated, and environmentally friendly. This includes reducing the transport sector’s reliance on private vehicles and fossil fuels. Smart mobility solutions make use of technology developments and innovations including new business models and agile policies.

See also the iMOVE smart mobility projects, and the impacts this work is having.


Sustainable aviation fuel information

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has been touted by some as a silver bullet in the efforts of the avaition sector to meet Net Zero emission targets. But is it? Here we detail what SAF is, how it’s made, along with its benefits, challenges and future.

See also the projects iMOVE is undertaking in the area of sustainable air travel and alternative fuels.


Sustainable transportation - information tips projects

Developing and introducing sustainable transportation solutions will create a range of environmental, social, and economic benefits.

Here we take a look at the challenges, opportunities, and future of sustainable transport, plus the projects iMOVE is running to help bring that future along.


Traffic congestion information, projects, and resources

Traffic congestion. It’s one of the banes of modern life. This article covers the causes of congestion, the benefits and methods of reducing it, facts and figures, and video explanations.

See also the projects iMOVE is undertaking to reduce congestion, and the impacts this work is having.


Vulnerable Road Users information tips projects

Vulnerable road users are those who have little or no protection in the event of an accident on roads, footpaths, and driveways. This includes pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, and riders of other motorised devices such as e-bikes and e-scooters. People in wheelchairs, as well as frail, aged or disabled people relying on mobility devices, are generally classified as pedestrians and also considered vulnerable road users.


Working from Home and transport information, projects, and resources

For years now as an antidote to traffic congestion related to people commuting for work thoughts turned to solutions such as staggering peak hours, or seeing if more people could perhaps work from home. And for for all of this time, not terribly much changed. Other than congestion in peak hours growing and growing. And then, the COVID pandemic happened, as did a shift to WFH. Here we look at how this shift was managed, its effects on vehicle and public transport use, and detail iMOVE’s project work and impacts.


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