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Our strategy is to establish a Future of Mobility centre in Queensland (QFM) based around integrating Traffic as a Service with Mobility as a Service. Project 412’s vision is to build future smart cities from sustainable and community friendly mobility.

 

PROJECT SUMMARY

Project  412 is aiming to build an ecosystem around the supporting technologies for the Future of Mobility that have either commercial or near-term commercial value. This includes: 

  • Develop Smart road Infrastructure (TaaS)

  • Introduce Mobility as a Service for public transport

  • Understand the impact of Electric and Hybrid vehicles

  • Prepare for data and cyber security in mobility 

  • Discover the future options for freight and the movement of goods

Through the QFM mobility initiative, Project 412 will build an integrated future of mobility transport solution for Cities, sporting venues, entertainment precincts, transport hubs and commercial centres. This whole of technology and service stack approach will provide an end to end solution for customers and consumers. We are looking to combine MaaS, connected vehicles, smart traffic lights, cyber security, micro insurance and electric vehicle infrastructure into one package using well known brands. This approach focuses on delivering a value on people movement, reduced congestion & travel times, journey cost and improved travel experience. This process of developing an end to end solution also requires working with governments on regulatory reform.

Living Lab

A  key commercial objective of Project 412’s QFM mobility initiative will be to take research from key aspects of the Future of Mobility and convert  it into commercial products and support the regulatory road map. A key component of the success of the QFM mobility initiative will be the ability to attract participants with the leadership, knowledge, experience and skills, particularly:  

  • Researchers with a deep knowledge of autonomy and automotive sectors and future needs.

  • Innovation leaders with a deep understanding of the economic, technological, social and commercial industry context in which they operate.

  • Autonomy industry businesses with an understanding of innovation needs as well as connections to technology researchers.

  • Commercialisation opportunities for developed IP

  • Access to a pathway, from successful testing in a controlled environment to successful commercialization of new technology, within the autonomy ecosystem.

The Project

Project 412 is  aiming to identify a location in Queensland (to establish the QFM  mobility initiative)  that has adopted the International Association for Public Participation methodology for community engagement. Through its community engagement activities and in collaboration with this community networks, Project 412 will provide information and opportunities that encompass the needs of the general public, suppliers, service providers, indigenous groups and educational establishments.

By embracing the QFM mobility initiative, the initial impacts in the Community will be:

  • an increase in employment opportunities for local and indigenous residents, suppliers and organisations as smart infrastructure is installed, monitored and maintained; in particular an opportunity for increased indigenous employment;

  • an increase in mobility of young, disabled and aged residents able to move more freely around the city, taking advantage of more frequent visits to libraries, town centre shops, restaurants and hospital services;

  • indirect economic benefits as a result of an increase in mobility;

  • an increased focus on end to end education content as subject matter experts take residence in close proximity to the schools, TAFE and university campus;

  • an increase in land, buildings, infrastructure and housing usage, as projects are rolled out of the QFM Living Lab; and

  • over time, an increase in high value employment as technologies are developed and deployed driven by the increasing focus of the community as a centre of mobility;

  • an increase in research & development funding and grants as the Project 412 establishes a Future of Mobility Research Institute;

  • opportunities for micro-credential training as residents chose to experience new employment opportunities; and

  • an increase in smart infrastructure construction as the city expands and adapts to the new environment.

The Community 

The QFM mobility initiative will establish a Living Lab in Queensland, in a location which offers a unique ecosystem in which to test an entire cross section of mobility in one place. It will require modern infrastructure, demographics, (relatively young and generally accepting of technological change/progress) and relative separation to make it the ideal location. Ideally the location should have, a central business/entertainment district, high school and sporting complex.

Within this community, all five forms of mobility can be deployed to understand the impact on the community as well as allow the development of a superior infrastructure system and a greater understanding of each form of mobility. This will speed up a deployment in other cities by several years through an approved regulatory road map process.