• The risks and opportunities “decarbonising” transport

    Michael Brear     |      May 12, 2019

    Australia lags behind other nations in terms of regulating vehicle greenhouse gas emissions, but combining a range of measures can could clean our air and even save us money.

  • “Helmet churn” hampers e-scooter adoption

    Marek Kowalkiewicz     |      April 6, 2019

    Every day, e-scooters and helmets are put out together, but some people ride without helmets and at the end of each day helmets are missing. So what can be done to ensure safe riding behaviour?

  • How to get more people to use public transport

    Open Forum     |      March 9, 2019

    We know public transport takes traffic off the road and is better for the environment, but most of us prefer driving to taking the bus. Could better design could persuade us to think again?

  • Does Australia need a merchant shipping fleet?

    Sam Bateman     |      March 6, 2019

    Arguments that Australia needs a merchant fleet to safeguard national security and build a domestic source of skilled Australian seafarers should be carefully considered.

  • Keeping pedestrians safe in an age of silent electrical vehicles

    Sara Liu     |      February 23, 2019

    A quiet revolution is taking place in the car industry – one that promises enormous benefits, but one that can also deliver unintended risks to pedestrians and other road users if it’s not managed with care.

  • Queensland road trip to test AI on real Aussie roads

    Open Forum     |      February 17, 2019

    QUT researchers will take an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system on a road trip of south-east Queensland to ensure the autonomous cars of the future will be smart enough to handle tough Australian road conditions.

  • A driverless future? Don’t believe the hype

    Graham Currie     |      January 15, 2019

    Old fashioned public transport, rather than new business models such as uber or new technology in the form of driverless cars, will remain the backbone of urban mass transport for the foreseeable future.

  • Giving driverless vehicles the human touch

    Stephan Winter     |      November 3, 2018

    Can driverless vehicle technology replicate the human rules of engagement between pedestrians and drivers?

  • A bridge too far?

    Lihai Zhang     |      October 22, 2018

    Cutting-edge technologies are being used to modernise the infrastructure and improve the safety of Australian bridges, helping to create a sustainable transport system for its fast growing population.

  • Why trackless trams are ready to replace light rail

    Peter Newman     |      October 2, 2018

    “Trackless trams”, based on technology created in Europe and China, take innovations from high-speed rail and put them in a bus to offer urban transport at a fraction of the cost of light rail.

  • Automated vehicles may encourage a new breed of distracted drivers

    Michael Regan     |      September 30, 2018

    Humans are poor at remaining vigilant over time. That’s bad news for the safety of partially automated cars, which sometimes need the person behind the wheel to quickly take over control.

  • Why driverless vehicles should not be given unchecked access to our cities

    Derlie Mateo-Babiano     |      September 15, 2018

    Potential costs are rarely mentioned in the rhetoric about autonomous vehicles, much of which is highly optimistic, but universal or widespread access to the city by autonomous vehicles could result in detrimental health and environmental outcomes.