In January 2015 TCA and VicRoads launched a new industry framework for trialing road freight Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and associated technologies
In June 2015 TCA was announced as the Official Demonstrations Partner of the 23rd ITS World Congress
In July 2015:
Transtech Driven became the first to obtain Telematics IVU Type-Approval
The Taxi Services Commission (TSC) released a new specification for fare devices
In August 2015 TCA celebrated its 10th birthday.
In April 2014:
TCA released its new Strategic Plan through to June 2016, which responds to the growing use of telematics and related intelligent technologies - including Cooperative ITS (C-ITS) applications - by governments as enablers for reform
TCA was formally engaged by the Taxi Services Commission to support the implementation of its In-Taxi Technology Reform Program
TCA and Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration) announced at the inaugural meeting of the new OECD Workshop for High Capacity Vehicles in Paris that the Operational Pilot of the IAP in Sweden has now officially commenced
The IAP started being used as a trial requirement by Main Roads Western Australia.
In May 2014 TCA announced it is accepting applications for type-approval of Telematics In-Vehicle Units (IVUs)
In June 2014 TCA announced it is leading the development of the Telematics Data Dictionary to establish a common set of definitions for the use and exchange of data and information
In December 2014:
RMS adopted the use of OBM Systems linked to the IAP
TCA released the Telematics Data Dictionary.
In February 2013 TCA launched the Certified Telematics Service (CTS). CTS forms part of the National Telematics Framework, and leverages TCA's established certification and audit frameworks for telematics and other intelligent technologies for Australian Governments
In March 2013 TCA announced an expansion to its portfolio with the release of Intelligent Speed Management (ISM), providing the transport and logistics sectors with a way to accurately measure vehicle speed through GPS-enabled telematics systems
In April 2013 TCA announced advancements to the Intelligent Access Program (IAP) by introducing Flexible HML Usage and Entry Options for Transport Operators
In May 2013 TCA established the Telematics Industry Group (TIG) to provide a consultative forum between TCA and the telematics industry on current and emerging issues of interest. The final meeting was held in August 2013.
TCA became the first Australian organisation to obtain National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accreditation for the Calibration of GPS Based In-Vehicle Units (IVU) for Speed Accuracy
In October 2013 TCA won the ITS Asia Pacific Industry Award, recognising its work in deploying practical applications through the National Telematics Framework. The award was presented to TCA Chief Executive Officer, Mr Koniditsiotis at the 20th ITS World Congress in Tokyo, Japan
In October 2013, TCA released the EWD Functional and Technical Specification (Draft) in a coordinated effort with Transport for New South Wales release of the Final Report Operational Pilot of Electronic Work Diaries (EWDs) and Speed Monitoring Systems and the National Transport Commission's Preparing Australia for Electronic Work Diaries: Regulatory Issues Paper
In November 2013, TCA released a Telematics In-Vehicle Unit (IVU) Functional and Technical Specification which can be referenced for land-based transport uses and announced that it will accept applications for IVUs to be type-approved against the Specification.
TCA announces that it is working with IAP Service Providers to introduce flexible pricing options for transport operators that have an occasional need to use the IAP
The Hon Duncan Gay MLC, launches the 'Entry Options' initiative, which provides ways for transport operators to have their existing In-Vehicle Units (IVUs) assessed for use in the IAP
The NSW Minister for Roads and Ports, the Hon Duncan Gay MLC, announces commencement of work to establish new ways for transport operators to benefit from IAP
Roads and Maritime Services of New South Wales (RMS) Electronic Work Diary (EWD) and Heavy Vehicle Speed Monitoring Pilot, progresses to the second stage
TCA announces Ctrack Pty Ltd certified as an IAP Service Provider
TCA operates a Quality Management System which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008. The registration covers the Quality Management System for the administration of the IAP
TCA and TMR were jointly awarded the 2012 Transport and Logistics Excellence Award in the Environment by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA)
TCA and the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) were jointly awarded the 2012 Environmental Excellence Award by the Supply Chain and Logistics Association (SCLA). The award recognises the corporate leadership contributing to the solution of environmental sustainability within our industry through performance and action.
TCA and Scott Corporation Limited (SCL) were jointly awarded the 2012 Leadership in Logistics Operations Environment Award from the Logistics Association of Australia (LAA). This award recognises innovation, continuous improvement and participation by an individual or company in the logistics and supply chain operations environment, encompassing sustainability.
TCA and Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) jointly win the ITS Australia, 2011 National ITS Excellence Award
Swedish delegation visits TCA to learn more about IAP
TCA releases updated Strategic Plan 2011-12 - 2013-14
Vehicle Management Systems (VMS) Pty Ltd certified as an IAP Service Provider
New South Wales Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) introduces new program utilising the IAP for High Risk Mobile Cranes
Release of new strategic focus and branding
NSW Goverment announces expansion of Higher Mass Limits (HML) network
Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) introduces new program utilising IAP for heavy mobile cranes and other specialised vehicles
OmniSTAR Pty Ltd ceased being an IAP Service Provider
RTA (NSW) Electronic Work Diary (EWD) and Heavy Vehicle Speed Monitoring Pilot commences with TCA engaged to implement the Pilot.
A Quality Management System which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 is established covering the Quality Management System for the administration of the IAP
IAP Regulations commenced in South Australia on 1st May 2010
IAP Service Provider Forum established
Black Box Control Pty Ltd announced as an IAP Service Provider
Trials of Heavy Vehicle On-Board Mass Monitoring commenced
OmniSTAR Pty Ltd decide to withdraw form the IAP. Transtech Driven Partnership, an IAP Service Provider, acquires and transfers OmniSTAR's IAP business
TCA awarded certificates of achievement by ITS Australia in both the National and Victorian categories for the successful deployment of the IAP
Austroads release the Draft Specification for Electronic Work Diary (EWD) and Heavy Vehicle Speed Monitoring (developed by TCA)
IAP Applications commence in South Australia
Pinpoint Pty Ltd announced as an IAP Service Provider
PBS 2B vehicles commence running from Toowoomba to the Port of Brisbane under the IAP.
Sigtec Pty Ltd decide to withdraw from the IAP
Strategic Plan for TCA 2009-2014 released
OmniSTAR Pty Ltd announced as an IAP Service Provider
Further IAP Applications commence:
NSW - HML, PBS
QLD - HML, Quad Axle, PBS and
VIC - Mobile cranes, concrete pump trucks and high productivity freight vehicles.
Draft Specification for Heavy Vehicle On-Board Mass Monitoring released.
Transport Compliance Services Pty Ltd announced as an IAP Service Provider
TCA wins the Freight Industry Innovation/Technology Award at the 2009 Australian Freight Industry Awards
TCA's General Manager of Development Services is appointed to the International Standards organisation's (ISO) Intelligent Transport Systems Technical Committee (ISO-TC204) and is chosen to convene Sub Working Group 7.4, which is leading the development of a new international standard, ISO 15638 - "Framework for Collaborative ITS Applications for Regulated Commercial Freight Vehicles".
IAP Regulation making power, added to principal Act (Road Traffic Act) in South Australia.
Independent review of CTA conducted, concludes with finding of positive performance of CTA
Sigtec Pty Ltd announced as an IAP Service Provider
The Transtech Driven Partnership announced as an IAP Service Provider
Moniorplanet Pty Ltd announced as an IAP Service Provider.
Applications for certification as IAP Service Providers received
TCA commences processing applications from companies seeking to become IAP Service Providers
IAP evidentiary provision entered in principal transport Act in Queensland.
Official launch commemorating the opening of TCA in early 2006
IAP brand developed to make it distinguishable
IAP updated to include the ability for transport operators and/or their drivers to self-declare information
Full IAP legislation enacted in Victoria and New South Wales
TCA takes the IAP to market by opening its doors to receive applications from companies seeking certification as IAP Service Providers.
Standing Committee of Transport (SCOT) endorse Austroads Council decision and agrees to IAP Stage 1 and the establishment of the IAP Certification and Audit Group (later named Transport Certification Australia Limited)
IAP participating jurisdictions form Committee of Members to oversee establishment of new organisation
Appointment of Acting CEO to establish new organisation
Governance of IAP transferred to new organisation and Committee of Management
Members formally established Transport Certification Australia Limited (TCA) on 15 August 2005
Confirmation of Acting CEO as inaugural CEO
TCA's role is to administer and implement all aspects of the IAP including policy and legislation, and to certify IAP Service Providers
Australian Transport Council (ATC) approved the Model IAP Legislation 2005.
IAP Stage 1 Implementation Project completed
Austroads Council endorse outputs of IAP Stage 1 Implementation Project.
Austroads IAP Feasibility Project findings conclude IAP is feasible
Austroads Council endorse IAP Feasibility Project findings
Australian Transport Council (ATC) endorse IAP Feasibility Project findings and request Stage 1 of the IAP to be implemented
Austroads IAP Stage 1 Implementation Project commences under direction of same Steering Committee and National Project Manager.
'Action Plan for the Austroads IAP Feasibility Project' released
National Project manager appointed to oversee and deliver Austroads IAP Feasibility Project.
For the project to progress further, it was brought under the auspices of Austroads
Austroads initiates feasibility assessment for the IAP (that is, the Austroads IAP Feasibility Project)
Austroads IAP Steering Committee (with representation from all jurisdictions, Austroads Council Member as Chair and NRTC/NTC as observer) formed to oversee project direction.
Tasmania completed the Intelligent Vehicle Trial, which demonstrated the basic feasibility of monitoring the movements of freight vehicles - in particular log trucks in that State.
Intelligent Access Project (IAP) commenced when the Tasmanian Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources approached other jurisdictions to initiate a national project.
A number of jurisdictions joined Tasmania in this project, contributing in-kind and direct funds.
Project explored the technical, regulatory, functional, privacy and implementation requirements as well as the policy and administrative framework to enable the IAP to work.
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