Augmented Reality for the tram network (2018-19)

Augmented Reality for the tram network (2018-19)

Project outcomes

Sponsored by Yarra Trams


Project title:
Augmented Reality for the tram network
Description of the project:

The use of Augmented Reality (AR) technologies as an advanced tool to support safer work environments is a disruptive trend being applied in several fields worldwide.

AR can also be used for the provision of context-sensitive information encompassing various applications that enable easy access in context-specific situations to static data that is available on the internet, either pivoting in handheld devices or stationary AR systems.

This project aims at investigating uses and applications of AR in the Tram Network (i.e. tram stops). It will provide a benchmark of AR best practices (context sensitive information, hologram display in moving vehicles for passenger warning, enhanced senses, mixed-reality simulations, virtual interfaces, etc) and assess the feasibility of AR to support enhanced added-value services at the tram stops.

Project brief

Project brief

Sponsored by Yarra Trams

Location:
Melbourne CBD
Description of the project:

The use of Augmented Reality (AR) technologies as an advanced tool to support safer work environments is a disruptive trend being applied in several fields worldwide.

AR can also be used for the provision of context-sensitive information encompassing various applications that enable easy access in context-specific situations to static data that is available on the internet, either pivoting in handheld devices or stationary AR systems.

This project aims at investigating uses and applications of AR in the Tram Network (i.e. tram stops). It will provide a benchmark of AR best practices (context sensitive information, hologram display in moving vehicles for passenger warning, enhanced senses, mixed-reality simulations, virtual interfaces, etc) and assess the feasibility of AR to support enhanced added-value services at the tram stops.

Project outcomes

This project has been closed
Project Aims:

This project aims to achieve the following:

  • develop an overview of AR, considering technical and societal challenges of the technology (including: investment costs, network performance issues, privacy, public acceptance, etc)
  • conduct a review of AR best practices cross-sectoral and in the (Public) Transport domain
  • prepare structured documentation of the team's innovative thinking about the possible applications of AR in Yarra Trams network
  • devise specific use case definition
Faculty or Department:
Art, Design and Architecture
Arts
Business and Economics
Education
Engineering
Information Technology
Science
Sector:
Transport
Employment Type:
Scholarship
Attributes:

Students who have an uderstanding of the following are encouraged to apply:

  • Empirical understanding of Yarra Trams context and/or Melbourne's Public Transport nework
  • Innovative thinking
  • Articulation of market and broader socio-technical drivers

Applications for this project are welcome from penultimate and subsequent year undergraduates, Masters and PhD students (coursework and research) who are currently enrolled full-time at Monash including for the period December 2018 to end of February 2019.

Selection Criteria:

Your application will be reviewed by senior university members and assessed against the following criteria:

  • Quality of covering letter, resume and on-line application including spelling & grammar
  • Relevance of your degree to the project(s) you select
  • Skills, ability, knowledge and experience relevant to the project (s) you apply for
  • Extra - curricular activities (i.e. sports/clubs & societies/memberships)
  • Career goals & ambitions
  • Academic performance
  • Successful completion of group activity
  • Successful interview with industry partner

Please note:

  • Scope for MITI projects are determined by the industry partners, this includes student disciplines and whether they require students at undergraduate, Masters or PhD level.
  • The final selection of the MITI project team will be made by the industry partner.
  • Each industry project will run for 12 weeks over the summer vacation period that is December 2018 through to February 2019, you must be enrolled as a full time student during this period.
  • If selected you must be available and agree to commit for the entire 12 week period.
Duration:
12 weeks
Max number of recipients:
4
Application process:

A cover letter and current CV are mandatory requirements of the application process.

Your cover letter should state the following information in a clear and concise manner:

  • why this project is of particular interest to you
  • an outline of your experience either through work, study or other interests to support your application
  • what you can contribute as a member of the team

Yarra Trams

Yarra Trams is proudly operated by Keolis Downer, the largest private multi-modal transport operator in Australia.

Since taking over the running of the network on 30 November 2009, we have improved safety, delivered record passenger satisfaction, and maintained punctuality during a period of unprecedented growth across Melbourne.

Our guiding principle is to ‘think like a passenger’. We focus on delivering safe, reliable, clean, and easy-to-use services. And we are committed to increasing the environmental, social, and economic contribution that Melbourne’s tram network makes to the city.

We work with the Victorian Government, Public Transport Victoria and other transport agencies and operators to provide a fully integrated transport service for the people of Melbourne.