The Victorian Government has opened a $1.5 million innovation centre for smart technology in fleet vehicles such as freight and emergency services trucks.
The Connected Mobility Innovation Centre, developed by Directed Technologies, will enable it to develop smart sensors that can keep track of driver fatigue, tyre pressure and temperature of refrigerated cargo.
The new centre’s system also considers a vehicle’s dimensions, weight and clearance when planning routes to help drivers travel safely and efficiently to their destination.
According to the State Government, this will therefore allow clients such as Australia Post to know exactly what is happening to their vehicles on the ground – improving safety and service reliability.
“We’ve built a world-class facility right here in Victoria thanks to the assistance of the Victorian Government and developed innovative solutions for the world’s biggest transport companies,” said Directed Technologies Executive Director, Brent Stafford.
Minister for Small Business, Natalie Suleyman, opened the Connected Mobility Innovation Centre yesterday.
“We support businesses like Directed Technologies because they bring skilled jobs and investment to Victoria, which further cements our status as the nation’s advanced manufacturing hub,” she said.
“Our advanced manufacturing industry supports many small businesses along their supply chain – boosting the economy and creating local jobs.”