Project Info

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Team Name

The Odometer Operators

Team Members

Michael , Brad , Deepak Bhattarai , Dhinuk , Mike

Project Description

ServiSync – Sync, Swap, Serve. Your ultimate vehicle management partner!

#vehicle-utilization #fleet-management #emissions-reduction #sustainability #data-visualization #environmental-impact #social-impact #governance #road-safety #community-engagement #intelligent-swaps #open-data #australian-dataset #fuel-efficiency #real-time-monitoring #compliance #transparency #interactive-dashboard #innovative-solutions #esg-responsiveness

Data Story

Sustainable Fleet Management

  1. Problem Identification

In today's increasingly connected world, the challenges of managing a vehicle fleet go beyond mere scheduling and maintenance. Sustainability, efficiency, and responsible governance are paramount. The ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) challenges facing the industry are complex, including:

Environmental Impact: Fuel consumption, emissions, and waste disposal.
Social Responsibility: Equitable vehicle utilization, accessibility, and public safety.
Governance: Compliance with regulations, risk management, and ethical considerations.

  1. Data-Driven Insights

The Odometers Operators, a team from UniSC, recognized these challenges and sought data-driven solutions. Utilizing extensive telemetry data from various fleets, the team embarked on an analysis journey. Here's what the data revealed:

Vehicle Utilization: An imbalance in usage among vehicles, with some being overused while others remained largely idle.
Wear and Tear: Disproportionate wear leading to more frequent maintenance, higher costs, and increased environmental footprint.
Inefficiency in Scheduling: Suboptimal scheduling led to operational inefficiencies and negatively impacted the social aspect of the service.

  1. Solution Development

Using the insights from the data, the team developed ServiSync, an intelligent fleet management system designed to address these challenges. Here's how the data shaped the solution:

Vehicle Utilization Analysis: By visualizing the usage data, ServiSync helps identify underutilized and overused vehicles, promoting optimal allocation.
Intelligent Swaps: The system analyzes real-time data to suggest vehicle swaps, balancing wear and tear, and extending vehicle lifespan.
Sustainability and Compliance: Through continuous monitoring and analytics, ServiSync ensures that the fleet operates within environmental regulations and ethical standards.

  1. Impact and Future Prospects

ServiSync is not just a scheduling tool but a comprehensive solution for fleet management. By utilizing data to understand, analyze, and optimize, it addresses the complex challenges of ESG. Its features pave the way for:

Reduced Environmental Impact: Through optimal utilization and intelligent swaps, reducing emissions and waste.
Enhanced Social Responsibility: By ensuring that vehicles are used in the most effective manner, enhancing public safety and accessibility.
Robust Governance: By providing insights and tools to stay in compliance with regulations.

  1. Conclusion

Data is at the heart of innovation. The journey of The Odometers Operators from identifying a problem, analyzing the data, to developing ServiSync exemplifies the power of data-driven decision-making. In a world striving for sustainability and responsibility, tools like ServiSync, rooted in data, are not just options but necessities.

Evidence of Work



Team DataSets

SoE2020: Transport sector greenhouse gas emissions

Data Set

SoE2017: Vehicle emissions

Data Set

Unitywater Vehicle Management Data

Data Set

Challenge Entries

Driving a better way forward

Unitywater travels over 3.9 million kilometres each year maintaining water and wastewater services for our region. How might we use our vehicle data to benefit people, planet and productivity in the future? How might we improve our commitment to environmental sustainability, simplified work practices and people safety using vehicle data?

Go to Challenge | 7 teams have entered this challenge.

Generative AI: Unleashing the Power of Open Data

Explore the potential of Generative AI in conjunction with Open Data to empower communities and foster positive social impact. This challenge invites participants to leverage Generative AI models to analyse and derive insights from Open Data sourced from government datasets. By combining the power of Generative AI with the wealth of Open Data available, participants can create innovative solutions that address real-world challenges and benefit communities.

Go to Challenge | 29 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.

Towards a zero emissions and resilient Hobart

Hobart and our region are already experiencing the impacts of climate change. We seek creative and innovative approaches that leverage open data to help the community better understand and communicate climate risk, enable community-wide participation in action and solutions, and accelerate our transition towards a zero emissions and resilient city.

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge.