As part of administering the National Telematics Framework, TCA supports schemes that use applications on behalf of road managers and regulators.

The following is information on applications of the National Telematics Framework.

Access Applications

Safety Applications

Charging Applications

General Assurance Applications

Interfaces of the National Telematics Application

Features of the National Telematics Application

 


 

Access Applications 

 

Intelligent Access ProgramBack to top

IAP is an assessment application that manages higher risk vehicles and loads on the road network.

It monitors heavy vehicle operations against conditions of access set by road managers or regulators.

IAP monitors parameters of location, speed, time and identity. An optional feature is the self-declaration of data through a user interface.

Event reports are generated when a vehicle breaches location, time or speed conditions.

How it can be used

It is used to support productivity and safety reforms that require the right truck to be on the right road, at the right time.

Road managers or regulators will advise transport operators when enrolment into the IAP is required. 
 

Level of assurance

Level 3 
 

Schemes

There are over 75 road network access entitlements monitored though the IAP application. 
 

Specification

IAP Functional and Technical Specification

 

 

Telematics Monitoring ApplicationBack to top

TMA is a monitoring application that provides a flexible, cost effective approach to the management of vehicle access using telematics.

It offers a lower level of assurance for lower risk activities compared to the IAP.

TMA monitors parameters of location, time and identity. Speed can be derived from position records.

Optional features include the monitoring of mass and vehicle configuration, or the self-declaration of data through a user interface.

Analysis and reports contain identifiable data.

How it can be used

TMA may be applied to monitor lower risk road use activities, and in used in conjunction with a type-approved telematics in-vehicle unit (IVU).

Road managers or regulators will advise transport operators when enrolment of vehicles into TMA is required.

Level of assurance

Level 2 
 

Schemes

For TMA with mass (scheme), see also:

Specification

TMA Functional and Technical Specification

 

 

Road Infrastructure ManagementBack to top

RIM is a monitoring application that provides a new way of collecting road use data from vehicles to better inform and optimise the management of road networks.

RIM is a low-cost application that monitors parameters of location, time and identity. Speed can be derived from position records.

Analysis and reports can include aggregated and de-identified data, and show trends across a network.

How it can be used

Road managers and planners may use RIM to gain a better understanding of road and bridge infrastructure utilisation to inform road infrastructure and network planning.

Road managers or regulators will advise when enrolment into the RIM application is required.

Level of assurance

Level 1

Schemes

For RIM (scheme), see also:

Specification

RIM Functional and Technical Specification

 

 

Interim OBM SolutionBack to top

The Interim OBM Solution uses OBM systems linked to the IAP, and enables road managers to manage the compliance of both route and mass conditions of heavy vehicles operating under specific conditions of access.

Note: This interim solution was created for use until specific applications, such as TMA, were developed to meet these needs. As such, this solution will be phased out over time.
 

How it can be used

The Interim OBM Solution may be used for productivity reforms that require knowing the location and mass of vehicles. This helps to manage access involving vulnerable structures, such as bridges.
 

Level of assurance

Level 2

Schemes

Refer to the Interim OBM Solution page for a listing of participating road managers.

 


 

Safety Applications

 

Hill Descent MonitoringBack to top

HDM is a monitoring application that manages the risks associated with heavy vehicles travelling down long or steep hill descents.

It monitors heavy vehicle speed on descent on a nominated route, and indicates if a driver has performed safety checks before the descent.

Note: This application is in use as a 12-month trial by Main Roads Western Australia.

How it can be used

HDM can be used for heavy vehicles that need to conform with speed restrictions at specific downhill locations.

HDM can also be used to identify if a vehicle has stopped (to check brakes and engage low gear) before descending a hill.

Level of assurance

Level 2

Schemes

For HDM (scheme), see also: Category 7 (A) AB-Triple combinations

 

 

Intelligent Speed ComplianceBack to top

Intelligent Speed Compliance monitors vehicle speed against nominated speed thresholds.

Event reports are generated when a vehicle breaches the speed threshold.

How it can be used

Intelligent Speed Compliance may be used to manage gross vehicle speed, and vehicle speed within specific geographic locations or times of day/specific dates.

It is used to:

  • Detect speed limiter malfunctions or tampering.
  • Reduce reliance on mechanical and electronic speed limiters to prevent vehicle speeding.
  • Apply load-speed access conditions to specific vehicle configurations or loads when traversing vulnerable road assets and structures.

Managing vehicle speed for shared vehicle pedestrian areas and school zones, for example.

Level of assurance

Level 3

 

  

Intelligent Speed ManagementBack to top

Intelligent Speed Management monitors vehicle speed using GPS-enabled devices and services.

How it can be used

Intelligent Speed Management enables transport operators to better use GNSS (global navigation satellite system) capabilities to accurately measure speed of their vehicles.

Level of assurance

Level 1

 


 

Charging Applications

 

Road PricingBack to top

Road Pricing monitors heavy vehicles using parameters of location, mass, time and identity, and optionally through self-declaration, vehicle category. Based on data received, TCA provides road utilisation and billing reports to policy makers.

The application operates at a high level of assurance, and can support a number of trials and pilots in the form of schemes while satisfying privacy principles and legislative requirements.

How it can be used

Road Pricing can be used in the deployment of road charging reforms by policy makers through a pilot and trials.

It allows policy makers to receive road use and billing reports from TCA on receipt of telematics IVU data from providers.

Level of assurance

Subject to road manager or regulator requirements

 


 

General Assurance Applications

 

Certified Telematics ServiceBack to top

Certified Telematics Service provides a way to obtain strong assurance in the use of telematics and associated services, where public purpose outcomes are sought.

How it can be used

Certified Telematics Service is used to manage third-party contracts and agreements, including Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements.

 


  

Interfaces of the National Telematics Application

 

Traveller Information ExchangeBack to top

TIX builds on the core functionality of shared information and business rules to deliver journey-based information to road users.

How it can be used

TIX allows road users access to information that helps with planning a smarter and safer journey.

It creates a more connected and better informed freight and logistics network and industry by improving the availability of information for optimised journey planning and scheduling.

Level of assurance

Subject to road manager or regulator requirements

 


 

Features of the National Telematics Application

 

Intelligent MassBack to top

Intelligent Mass is a feature that can be used with applications of the National Telematics Framework.

It allows vehicle mass information to be collected in a standardised way so it can be used with other telematics data collected from vehicles.

How it can be used

Intelligent Mass enables road managers and regulators to include mass monitoring as a condition within new or existing schemes on their road networks.

It draws upon the use of type-approved OBM systems.

Data collected from OBM systems is combined with telematics data in a standardised form.

Level of assurance

Subject to road manager or regulator requirements

Specification

Intelligent Mass Functional and Technical Specification