Certification

The formal confirmation that an Applicant has satisfied all the requirements for appointment as an Intelligent Access Program Service Provider.

Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)

The GNSS comprises several networks of satellites that transmit high-frequency radio signals containing time and distance data that can be picked up by a receiver, allowing the user to identify the location of the receiver anywhere around the globe.

Global Positioning System (GPS)

A form of GNSS controlled by the US Department of Defense.

IAC Form

The document (paper or electronic) which details the contents of an IAC.

IAP

The Intelligent Access Program (IAP) is a voluntary program which provides heavy vehicles with access, or improved access, to the Australian road network in return for monitoring of compliance with specific access conditions by vehicle telematics solutions.

IAP Application

The generic term for road access schemes, permits, concessions, exemptions, gazettals or notices which include an IAP compliance solution.

IAP Audit

Review of a party's capacity to meet, or continue to meet, the initial and ongoing certification requirements set by TCA for Intelligent Access Program Service Providers.

IAP Conditions

The conditions determined by the issuing road agency with which the vehicle must comply, in return for the access granted by the IAP Application.

IAP Data

The electronic data collected by the Intelligent Access Program Service Provider within the IAP.

IAP Functional & Technical Specification

The specification defining the functional and technical requirements which a party applying for certification as an Intelligent Access Program Service Provider must satisfy with respect to its hardware, software and systems.

IAP Service Provider

A party which is certified by TCA as suitable to provide IAP Services.

IAP Services

The IAP vehicle-monitoring, IAP Service Provider System and reporting services which are provided by an Intelligent Access Program Service Provider to a Transport Operator.

IAP Vehicle

A vehicle operating under an IAC.

IAP Service Provider /Transport Operator Agreement

A written agreement between an IAP Service Provider, a Transport Operator and TCA which sets out the terms on which the IAP Service Provider will provide IAP Services to the Transport Operator.

Intelligent Access Condition (IAC)

The document (paper or electronic) by which a specified TO, and its vehicle combination, are granted access to road networks by a Jurisdiction under a particular IAP Application, on condition that its vehicle complies with certain conditions (IAP Conditions) which are referenced in the IAC.

Interim IAC

The document issued by the Jurisdiction which indicates its intention to grant the IAC contingent on the Transport Operator engaging an Intelligent Access Program Service Provider to provide IAP Services.

In-Vehicle Unit (IVU)

The telematics unit installed, operated and maintained by the Intelligent Access Program Service Provider which monitors parameters.

IVU Data

The raw data collected by the IVU.

Jurisdiction

A Road Agency of one of the States, Territories or the Commonwealth of Australia as cited in the TCA/IAP-SP Certification Agreement.

Non-Compliant activity

An activity of an IAP vehicle which does not comply with the conditions of applicable IAC(s).

Non-Compliance Report (NCR)

A report forwarded to a road agency by an Intelligent Access Program Service Provider in respect of a non-compliance with applicable IAC(s), or suspected tampering with the system.

Parameter

A feature of vehicular movement being monitored as part of an IAC. There are three parameters which are currently monitored: position, time and speed.

Prime mover/rigid truck

That part of a vehicle which contains the power unit and, in the context of IAP, to which the IVU is affixed.

Road Access

General Access - a right to access the entire road network. Most vehicles in Australia operate under general access.

Restricted Access - limited access to parts of the road network. Applies to vehicles of certain dimension, configuration or mass.

Intelligent Access - enhanced access to the road network provided to vehicles operating under the IAP.

Scheme

The generic term used to define the approval arrangement and documentation utilised by road agencies for granting vehicles access to particular roads or types of roads subject to certain conditions. Each road agency uses their own terminology including, but not limited to, permit, application, scheme, concession, exemption, gazettal and notice.

SD Comments

Comments self declared by the TO and/or its nominated representative.

SD Condition

A condition specified in the IAP Conditions within an IAC which requires that data be self declared by the TO and/or its nominated representative.

SD Data

Data which is self declared by the TO and/or its nominated representative.

SD Record

A record generated and stored in the IVU whenever a TO and/or its nominated representative self declares data via a SDID into the IVU.

SD (Vehicle Type/TCM)

The Vehicle Type and Total Combination Mass (TCM) self declared by the TO and/or its nominated representative to the Intelligent Access Program Service Provider.

Self Declaration (SD)

The self declaration of data by a TO and/or its nominated representative.

Self Declaration Input Device (SDID)

A device used by the TO and/or its nominated representative to enter SD data into the IVU.

Tamper

Conduct towards any Intelligent Access System (including without limitation, the IVU) which is intended to prevent the system from functioning correctly.

TCA/Intelligent Access Program Service Provider Certification Agreement

The written agreement made between TCA and an Intelligent Access Program Service Provider (IAP Service Provider) which recognises the fact that the IAP Service Provider, having satisfied TCA's requirements for appointment as an IAP Service Provider, is appointed in that capacity, and sets out the legal obligations of each party with respect to the ongoing role of the IAP Service Provider.

Temporal Condition

A condition specified in the IAP Conditions within an IAC that describes the permitted date and time for accessing, or not accessing, particular routes and zones.

Total Combination Mass (TCM)

The combined mass of the laden or unladen trailer(s) and the prime mover/rigid truck.

Transport Operator (TO)

An operator of one or more vehicles eligible to enter an IAP Application.

Type-approved IVU

An IVU which is of a type which has been approved by TCA for use within the IAP.

Vehicle

A prime mover, rigid truck or prime mover/rigid truck with trailer(s) attached. This also encompasses the term vehicle combination.