This week the NTC released Developing a Compliance Framework for Heavy Vehicle Telematics, a discussion paper that identifies and discusses opportunities to improve heavy vehicle safety, productivity and regulatory compliance through the development of a compliance framework for telematics. The aim of the proposed framework is to facilitate the uptake of telematics, including telematics with compliance features, by providing a nationally consistent treatment of telematics information for compliance and enforcement purposes and by seeking to resolve outstanding policy issues, including the treatment of small breaches, privacy and equity. The paper draws on international standards to develop a common data set to enable telematics systems to be utilised for both commercial and compliance purposes. It also identifies opportunities to improve responsive regulation, roadside enforcement, audit-based schemes, safety management systems, Chain or Responsibility and meta-regulation approaches through the uptake of heavy vehicle telematics.
The discussion paper can be accessed at: http://www.ntc.gov.au/RFCList.aspx?Mode=2004&AreaId=38.
The NTC welcomes your feedback on the discussion paper. Submissions will be accepted until Friday, 7 February 2014 online at www.ntc.gov.au or by mail to:
Att: Compliance and Technology Team
National Transport Commission
L15/628 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Additional consultation time has been provided given the timing over the holiday period.
If you have any questions about the consultation process or the discussion paper, please contact:
Senior Policy Analyst – Compliance & Technology
National Transport Commission
T: (03) 9236 5040 | F: (03) 9642 8922
The National Telematics Framework administered by Transport Certification Australia (TCA) continues to gain international attention, with TCA receiving the ITS Asia Pacific Industry Award at the 20th ITS World Congress in Tokyo, Japan, on 14 October 2013.
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(Published by Highway Engineering – October/November 2013 issue)
We are excited to name the first group of cities selected through the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Challenge — cities that have demonstrated a dedicated commitment to building their own capacities to prepare for, withstand, and bounce back rapidly from future shocks and stresses.
Since we announced the challenge on our 100th birthday, May 14, 2013, the response has been enormous, with more than 1,000 registrations and nearly 400 formal applications from cities around the world.
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ITS Canada Hosts Summit Meeting on Autonomous Vehicles
Takes First Steps in Preparing Canada for Autonomous Vehicles
Ottawa, Ontario, November 25, 2013: ITS Canada is today hosting Canada’s first summit
meeting on autonomous vehicles (AVs). AVs, also called automated, self-driving or driverless
vehicles, refer to any car, truck or bus that is equipped with sensors, control hardware and
software that manage all aspects of the driving function. Read Full Release
Transport Certification Australia (TCA) today announced the release of a Telematics
In-Vehicle Unit (IVU) Functional and Technical Specification which can be referenced for
land-based transport uses. Read Full Release
Cohda Wireless anti-crash demonstration on Channel 9 News
Adelaide-based Cohda Wireless today demonstrated its world-leading “connected vehicle” technology in the Stella solar car, which won the inaugural Cruiser Class in last week’s 3000km World Solar Challenge.
The Dutch-designed four-seater Stella solar car is billed as the world’s first sun-powered family car. During the World Solar Challenge, Stella used Cohda’s technology to determine the optimal speed and number of passengers on the route to maximise the vehicle’s efficiency and take the Cruiser Class flag.
Cohda Wireless, a spinout company from the University of SA, is commercialising its world-leading “connected car” technology to let cars communicate wirelessly with each other to avoid collisions.
Read article from October 2013 issue of Civil Engineers Australia
EROAD named fastest growing technology business in Auckland region
EROAD was named fastest growing technology company for the Auckland and Upper North Island region last night.
Deloitte held five events simultaneously around the country on 12 September, where the category winners for each region were announced. There were six category winners for Auckland/Upper North and three rising star winners.
It was also revealed on the night which companies had made it to the Fast50 list, and EROAD was among those 50.
The final rankings will be announced at Deloitte’s Festival of Fast Growth in November.
Freight Week gives everyone their say – 2nd to 6th September at Melbourne Park Function Centre
With a theme of “We’ve got something to say,” Freight Week 2013 has an impressive line up of senior people from across the freight and logistics sector including the heads of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, National Transport Commission, Transport Certification Australia, VicRoads, Australian Trucking Association, Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, EastLink, Transurban, Port of Melbourne, New South Wales Ports, QUBE, SCT Logistics, Kalari and the Transport Workers Union.
Held at the Melbourne Park Function Centre from the 2nd to the 6th September, it is Australia’s longest running and most affordable freight and logistics event. Organised by the Victorian Transport Association and the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce, it has ten streams covering technology, road congestion, waterfront, rail, local roads, workforce, road transport, safety, emergency response and freight outlook over the five days. Further details are at www.freightweek.com.au
Freight Week is affordable, industry driven and includes an exhibition with technology and health and safety displays.
Check out the program and book a ticket today at http://www.freightweek.com.au/