Current Pilots

There are currently a number of pilots that are in progress. These include:

In partnership with Amazon Web Services, Citywide, Peclet Technology, Phoria, Meshed, Smart City Solutions and University of Melbourne a range of sensors have been installed in Argyle Square to help City of Melbourne understand park activity. These include:

  • rubbish bin fill levels
  • pedestrian counting
  • bench and stage use
  • humidity and temperature of different tree species
  • local air quality
  • local rainfall levels
  • local wind speed

These sensors collect data that will help us to improve the Argyle Square park experience and learnings may be applied to other parks and open spaces in the City of Melbourne.

In partnership with Yarra Trams and Active Reactor, a microclimate sensor will be installed on a city circle tram to help us understand how temperature and humidity impact the comfort of passengers and Yarra Trams employees at tram stops.

This tram line circles the CBD. We selected this tram as it is the only Tram Route that stays within the municipality. If the pilot is successful, we may expand this pilot to include more tram routes.


History of Testbed

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