TCA type-approves telematics devices against the Telematics Device Functional and Technical Specification.
The growing use of telematics makes it vital for stakeholders to demand greater confidence in and assurance of their devices. Type-approved telematics devices have been subjected to independent assessment by TCA, allowing stakeholders to make informed procurement decisions.
The type-approval process provides confidence and assurance in a telematics device’s reliability, accuracy, integrity and security capabilities, and distinguishes those that satisfy the requirements of the specification from others in the market. A certificate of conformance accompanies all type-approved telematics devices.
Since first being introduced in 2013, the Telematics Device Functional and Technical Specification has become an essential reference for providers and consumers of telematics services.
OBM systems are able to measure the mass of axle groups and calculate the gross vehicle mass of a vehicle.
OBM systems are often referred to as on-board weigh scales or electronic weighing systems, and are widely used across the surface transport sector commercial, contractual and regulatory purposes.
TCA type-approves OBM systems against the On-Board Mass System Functional and Technical Specification.
How it can be used
The On-Board Mass System Functional and Technical Specification may be used for the following broad purposes:
- For service providers assessing current OBM system offered to transport operators
- For service providers of OBM systems applying for type-approval
- For transport operators assessing current OBM systems (already fitted to vehicles)
- For transport operators comparing different OBM systems (when procuring new OBM systems)
Note: 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. It is solely the responsibility of the user to satisfy themselves whether a non-type approved OBM system meets the specification and that the service provider is a legitimate business with sufficient financial standing.
- For transport operators entering into business arrangements with providers of OBM systems (by demanding that OBM systems satisfy the requirements of the specification when preparing tenders and contracts).
Alternatively, transport operators can purchase OBM systems that have been type-approved by TCA.
A Certificate of Conformance for each type-approved OBM system will be made available by the service provider (or associated agent, distributor or retailer) at the point of supply to transport operators of each OBM system.
For further information please contact TCA on (03) 8601 4600 or [email protected]
Last updated on December 4th, 2019