New R&D laboratory focused on zero-emission public transport
UNSW Sydney has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Australian electric vehicle (EV) producer and supplier Nexport to develop a joint lab for zero emissions and sustainable transport initiatives.
Under the terms of the agreement, the University and Nexport will jointly establish the specially designed technology lab for UNSW students and researchers to design and advance sustainable zero-emission technologies for electric buses.
The laboratory will be established in partnership with the Research Center for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI) at UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Research will focus on creating a platform for zero-emission shared logistics and mobility, electronic transport and network infrastructure integration, human factor design, automotive development and functionality. battery exchange, energy management software and hydrogen storage systems for heavy vehicles.
The initial portfolio of projects will focus on the design and development of multi-use logistics and mobility vehicles, better integration of transport and network infrastructure, new generation energy management platforms for buses to zero emissions as well as hydrogen storage systems for deployment in heavy vehicles.
The projects will be delivered over a period of three years.