Reducing Vehicle idling Time - A better way towards Carbon neutral

Project Info

Team Name

Fantastic Five

Team Members

Zayne , Daniel , Andrew , Jonty , Phill

Project Description

Reducing vehicle idling time is a practical and effective way to reduce emissions, conserve fuel, and improve air quality. A short-term easy solution is to install idling alarms in vehicles, while a long-term solution is replacing ICE vehicles with EVs and Hybrids so that if a vehicle is idling, it is using battery power.

Data Story

Idling of vehicles is a significant contributor to excessive fuel usage and the production of emissions that harm the environment and public health. Enviromental impact of co2 emissions include increasing climate change impacts and worsening air quality. We began by analyzing the Unity water data and working on a map to visualize the excess idling done by their fleet. We then devised solutions and found the best locations for implementation.

Evidence of Work


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Team DataSets

Unitywater Infrastructure GIS Portal

Description of Use We used this dataset to cross-reference ideal implementation vehicles.

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Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 3 - Non ABS Structures, July 2016

Description of Use Used to help plot suburbs on map of idling time.

Data Set

VMS Telemetry Data

Description of Use Used idle duration and from address to create map showing idle time at destination. Also used vehicle name and idle time to find which vehicles idled most and which vehicles were most used in the fleet.

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VMS Vehicle Data

Description of Use Used to analyze which vehicles should have sensors (short term), and which vehicles should be replaced with EV/Hybrids (long term).

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Challenge Entries

Driving a better way forward

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Go to Challenge | 7 teams have entered this challenge.

Best Creative Use of Data in Response to ESG

How can you showcase data in a creative manner to respond to ESG challenges? How can we present and visualise data to stimulate conversation and promote change?

Go to Challenge | 33 teams have entered this challenge.

Moreton Bay greening as we grow (QLD)

How might we harness the power of the everyday citizen to help protect our diverse flora and fauna as we grow our region; creating a diverse and flourishing planet for generations to come?

Go to Challenge | 11 teams have entered this challenge.

Using machine learning and generative AI to improve health outcomes

How can machine learning or generative AI be used to help Australians to live longer, healthier, happier lives?

Go to Challenge | 14 teams have entered this challenge.

Measuring and reducing carbon emissions from physical infrastructure assets

Build a platform / solution to raise awareness of the importance of decarbonisation and to provide resources to help people and businesses make changes to their lifestyles and practices. By enabling a data-driven, collaborative, and user-friendly platforms for decarbonisation, Australia can accelerate its journey to net zero emissions.

Go to Challenge | 11 teams have entered this challenge.