MTAiQ has been, and currently is, involved in a number of projects including:
Research and Development Projects
- A research project in conjunction with the Australian Research Council and QUT to explore where the growing presence of 3D printing fits into the future of the automotive industry. The project will focus on three key research areas; establishing global 3D printing standards for the automotive industry, determining the potential for 3D printing to be used in the automotive industry, and investigating the validity of using recycled materials as a sustainable 3D printing material.
- Custom-built Intelligent Transport Systems, deploying autonomous vehicles and state-of-the-art transport technology. MTAiQ assists by retro-fitting autonomous vehicles at the MTA Institute, to be used in trials in Queensland via the Queensland government’s CAVI Project.
- A mobility centre of excellence that focuses on a multi-sectoral approach to defining and generating solutions for challenges relating to future mobility technological development and adoption, including implications beyond transportation.
- e-Motion Concepts (eMC) is a Brisbane-based mobility solutions company focused on the needs of the first and last mile transportation of goods in cities. The business will become the exclusive importer, distributor and service agent for two vehicle models CT-KARGO and CT-KUBE, which are fully electric, three-wheel mopeds. MTA Queensland has proudly supported eMC’s journey by assisting with homologation process.
- ACE-EV Group is a new Australian business assembling a range of electric vehicles. The first fleet (delivery van) was assembled in the MTA Institute and was publicly launched at our Carmageddon symposium in March 2019. The company also won the MTA Queensland Innovation Award for 2018. The company is bringing micro-manufacturing to Australia and has secured large government and off-shore funding to build an assembly factory in South Australia.
- Supporting the development of the Pegasus Flying Car project in 2018
- Various concepts that represent the future of mobility. We represent diversified clients that are using cutting-edge technology and AI to develop autonomous ride-sharing and electric mobility options as well as wireless in-motion charging to power vehicles. The technology supports clean energy, cost efficiency and safer roads for animals and humanity. The innovations will lead to mass savings in environmental and health costs. MTAiQ’s role is to facilitate networking with state and federal governments, regional and metropolitan Councils and other stakeholders in order to assist in pilot projects and opportunities to raise capital.
- A smart app designed to streamline job reporting processes in mechanical workshops internally and also for the customer. MTAiQ’s role is to bring awareness and connections to businesses in the automotive industry in Queensland and interstate.
- A smart app revolutionising car parking for consumers and councils. MTAiQ is involved in expanding the application via marketing and web development.
- The first climate positive, free-floating, electric vehicle car share service in Australasia. MTAiQ’s role is to assist in bringing the electric vehicle car sharing project to major capital cities.
- Supporting a USA-based micro-manufacturing company who are focused on low volume production of electric, autonomous buses and customised vehicle designs, using multiple micro factories. MTAiQ is involved in bringing this to Australia.
- Apps connecting consumers and retailers for the sale of petrol. MTAiQ assists in profile building, marketing and connecting businesses.
- 3D Printing in the automotive and mining sectors. MTAiQ‘s role is to assist in marketing and promoting.
- Using VR technology to bring dealer showrooms to the consumer.
- A motor dealer xchange business undertaking online auctions.
- A blockchain digital activator business looking to revolutionise the world of automotive business operation.
- A tyre-recycling solutions business that is tackling the global issue of recycling end-of-life car and truck tyres with a world-first process that turns old tyres into high-value resources.
In 2018, MTAiQ sponsored Brisbane’s Myriad innovation event May 16-18.
In 2019, MTA Queensland’s CEO, Dr Brett Dale presented at Queensland’s premium innovation event, QODE.
On 21 March 2019, we hosted the third in our series of Carmageddon automotive / mobility symposiums. Find out more here.
MTAiQ (via MTA Queensland) has supported Brisbane’s premier innovation event, Something Digital in 2019 and 2020.
Carmageddon 2021 will be held on 22 July at the MTA Queensland head office. Find out more here.