Many vehicles are required to share road infrastructure usage information with road managers and other government entities as a condition of access. Transport Certification Australia (TCA) is the governing body which administers the National Telematics Framework (NTF).
Certified Application Service Providers (ASPs), like us at V-DAQ, undergo certification and a type-approval of all telematics hardware. We assist transport operators in meeting their requirements by setting up and maintaining the technology in-vehicle, ensuring high-assurance data is reported to the NTF in according to high reliability and quality standards.
There are three different Regulatory Telematics Applications; Road Infrastructure Monitoring (RIM), Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA), and the Intelligent Access Program (IAP).
Each Application defines different hardware, data reporting, privacy, and other operational features.
Schemes define common rulesets for a specific vehicle type or freight activity where Regulatory Telematics is applied. Schemes help transport operators identify what their Regulatory Telematics requirements are. Enrolment in a scheme is the final acknowledgement that a transport operator is meeting the Regulatory Telematics conditions as required.
The TMA provides road managers with tools for managing road access through telematics data. This facilitates information-based decision-making on road access arrangements and allows for monitoring the quality and performance of those access arrangements.
The application uses identified location and time information from type-approved telematics devices. Optionally, the application supports the use of gross and axle weight information from type-approved Smart On-Board Mass systems when required.
Smart On-Board Mass is an extension to the TMA, providing road managers with additional insights into individual axle weights and total combination weights.
This extra information aids contributes to making more informed decisions about road access arrangements and contributes to monitoring the quality and performance of those arrangements.
The RIM application provides valuable insights to road managers and planners enabling informed decision-making on road access and future infrastructure planning. The application uses de-identified location and time information from telematics devices.
The IAP provides road managers with tools to monitor road access using telematics data. It actively monitors heavy vehicle operations against predefined conditions of access established by road managers or regulators.
The intelligent access program generates non-conformance reports (NCRs) when a vehicle violates location, time, or speed conditions, offering evidentiary quality information which can be used to guide corrective actions.
The intelligent access program uses identified location, time and speed information from type-approved telematics devices.