Research team and partners

The Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot is being delivered by Department of Transport and Main Roads with the support of the Motor Accident Insurance Commission, iMOVE Cooperative Research Centre, and Queensland University of Technology’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q). The CARRS-Q research team will be your primary contact throughout the pilot.

Department of Transport and Main Roads

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) moves and connects people, places, goods and services safely, efficiently and effectively across Queensland. TMR is responsible for planning, managing and delivering an integrated transport network across road, rail, air and sea for the state. Through this, the department is committed to ensuring Queensland’s transport system contributes to people’s quality of life, a vibrant economy and a sustainable environment.

Motor Accident Insurance Commission

The Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) regulates Queensland’s Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance scheme.

Our CTP insurance scheme protects motorists from being held financially responsible if they cause injury to someone else in a motor vehicle crash. It also enables injured people to claim fair and timely compensation and access prompt medical and rehabilitation treatment for their injuries.

As part of our role, we support a range of initiatives to reduce the incidence and effects of motor vehicle crashes, including embracing innovation in the transport industry. It’s all part of our commitment to keeping Queensland road users safe and CTP insurance premiums affordable for motorists.

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iMOVE Cooperative Research Centre

The collection and availability of data, emerging technology in vehicles and logistics, and the blue-sky opportunities afforded by connectivity could allow 21st Century Australia to find new and better ways to move people and goods around the country, and to the world. The iMOVE Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has been set up to take Australia to these new roads.

iMOVE is a consortium of 44 industry, government, and research partners engaged in a concerted 10-year effort to improve Australia’s transport systems through collaborative R&D projects. It will help companies — and Australia — be more competitive, productive, and prosperous.

iMOVE and its participants will deliver research, outcomes and products to:

• reduce road congestion, fuel use, emissions, accidents and fatalities
• improve freight co-ordination
• improve productivity and international competitiveness
• improve lifestyle and wellbeing

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Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland

The Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q) was established in 1996 as a joint venture initiative of the Motor Accident Insurance Commission and QUT (Queensland University of Technology) to address the enormous human, economic and social costs resulting from road crashes. The Centre was founded by renowned Emeritus Professor Mary Sheehan, and is currently headed by Professor Andry Rakotonirainy, with a very strong support team of leading academics. The Centre is situated within QUT’s Faculty of Health.

Key features:
• Multidisciplinary team
• High impact research influencing national and international policy
• Strong linkages with government and industry
• Committed to participating globally to reduce road fatalities and injuries
• Provision of postgraduate research training and professional education

We investigate people’s behaviour with the aim of devising countermeasures and informing policy to ensure their safety on the road and at work.