The On-Board Mass (OBM) System Functional and Technical Specification has been developed by TCA.

The Specification incorporates requirements for:

  • Physical characteristics
  • Environmental characteristics
  • Data collection
  • Record generation
  • Functionality
  • Data storage
  • Data security and transfer
  • Interconnection to another telematics device
  • Installation, operation, maintenance and calibration
  • Provision of OBM System Documentation for Type-Approval

The On-Board Mass (OBM) Functional and Technical Specification was informed by practical deployments of OBM systems by industry and government. 

How to use the On-Board Mass (OBM) System Functional and Technical Specification

The On-Board Mass (OBM) System Functional and Technical Specification may be used for the following broad purposes:

  • For suppliers of OBM Systems investigating and/or planning to apply for type-approval
  • For end-users investigating and comparing different OBM Systems against the Specification
    • Note: It is solely the responsibility of the end-user to satisfy itself whether the OBM System meets the Specification. TCA cannot and does not make any representation that OBM Systems that have not been type-approved by TCA satisfy the requirements of the Specification
  • For end-users purchasing an OBM System that has been type-approved by TCA
    • Note: A Certificate of Conformance On-Board Mass (OBM) System will be provided by the supplier or an agent, distributor or retailer at the point of supply to the end-user of each type-approved OBM System.

 


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For further information, please contact TCA on (03) 8601 4600 or tca@tca.gov.au