Abley has received a grant from Callaghan Innovation to employ a student intern over the 2016/7 summer break. This is to work on the ‘Predictive Lightning Strike Model’, a project that involves building on existing research and development work Abley has undertaken. This research will help utility asset owners to understand the spatial and temporal risk associated with lightning strikes, by providing real-time knowledge of when critical assets are at risk and enabling an effective response in advance of potential damage or outages.
Austroads' Australasian Pedestrian Facility Selection Tool was a finalist in the Golden Foot Awards 'Best Walking Initiative’ category this year. This smart web-based tool was developed for use in Australia and New Zealand by Abley, to assist practitioners in selecting the most appropriate type of pedestrian crossing for a given road. Carl O’ Neil (pictured) from Abley, gave a presentation about the development of the Australasian Pedestrian Facility Selection Tool to the 2WALKandCYCLE conference held in Auckland in July.
In an article written for New Zealand Trucking magazine, Matthew Noon, Principal Transportation Planner at Abley explains why electric trucks are on the way. Electric vehicles are gaining traction in the motor vehicle industry and are starting to make inroads into the commercial trucking industry, particularly in Europe and the US. Read here as to why converting to electric trucks makes perfect commercial sense and will soon be the new reality in a rapidly changing industry.
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