TCA's capabilities help governments achieve improved transport safety, efficiency and sustainability outcomes by:

  • Facilitating the creation of new sustainable commercial and operational environments, in which business models are not limited by technological decisions, such as proprietary systems and prescriptive decision making

  • Putting into practice the philosophy that innovation is not exclusive to new technology, but includes forging working partnerships, leveraging existing assets, and creating new ways of doing business

  • Providing clarity by translating complex technical knowledge into policy options and operational outcomes

  • Anticipating and minimising potential risks, and preparing to maximise the benefits of new technologies and systems as they are being developed, to ensure that international products work as seamlessly and simply as possible in the Australian environment

  • Assisting governments to respond to changes, disruptions and developments in technology with agility, innovation, and a clear strategy and purpose

  • Being proactive, showing leadership and taking a hands-on approach to critical matters – including safety, security, environment, end-user confidence and commercial and operational sustainability – that could otherwise be assumed, overlooked or underdeveloped – resulting in unintended consequences

  • Collaborating internationally with key organisations on emerging technology and policy issues to ensure that Australia's interests are reflected as they develop, and that Australia is positioned to engage and influence in the long term

  • Ensuring privacy by design – dealing with the critical public policy issues, including the separation of powers between policy/regulator and administrator in the use of information

  • Recommending, implementing and deploying security solutions – in cyber and physical layers, and in the roles and responsibilities across operational environments and system architectures – to ensure longevity and integrity, improve safety, and drive user uptake

  • Assisting governments to avoid significant costs often associated with technology-based initiatives, projects and programs, by moving beyond traditional procurement models to reduce the technology and operational input costs associated with implementation

  • Preventing silos, unnecessary duplication, short-term thinking and ‘quick fixes' by providing a nationally – and, when required, internationally – oriented, sustainable and scalable approach to telematics and related intelligent technologies

  • Publishing information papers on key issues of interest to lead strategic thinking across government portfolios and industry sectors.