Applications

Access Applications

Road Infrastructure Management (RIM)

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.

Schemes

See Road Infrastructure Management Schemes for operating arrangements in place.

Level of assurance

Level 1

Learn more about Road Infrastructure Management (RIM)

Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA)

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 Intelligent Access Program (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 is used in conjunction with a type-approved telematics device.

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

Schemes

See Telematics Monitoring Application Schemes for operating arrangements in place.

Level of assurance

Level 2

Learn more about Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA)

Intelligent Access Program (IAP)

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.

Schemes

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

For Victorian IAP

At the direction of the NHVR, Transport Certification Australia (TCA) will be assuming responsibility for administering the back-office services for the IAP in Victoria. From 8 December 2019, please contact TCA on (03) 8601 4600, or at [email protected] regarding any issues, queries or concerns you may have with regards to your Intelligent Access Conditions or IAP approvals.

Please visit the NHVR website for application forms, permits, notices and access approvals.

Level of assurance

Level 3

Learn more about Intelligent Access Program (IAP)

Interim OBM Solution

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.

This means:

  • The Interim OBM Solution was established as a short-term measure until Intelligent Mass functionality was made available through the National Telematics Framework.
  • Intelligent Mass is scheduled to become operational and available during 2020.
  • No new providers for the Interim OBM Solution are being accepted, and these interim arrangements 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

Learn more about Interim OBM Solution

Charging Applications

Road Pricing

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 can provide road use 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 device data from providers.

Level of assurance

Subject to road manager or regulator requirements

Learn more about Road Pricing

General Assurance Applications

Certified Telematics Service (CTS)

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.

Level of assurance

Subject to road manager or regulator requirements

Learn more about Certified Telematics Service (CTS)

Safety Applications

Intelligent Speed Compliance (ISC)

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

Learn more about Intelligent Speed Compliance (ISC)

Intelligent Speed Management (ISM)

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

Learn more about Intelligent Speed Management (ISM)

Hill Descent Monitoring (HDM)

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.

Schemes

See Hill Descent Monitoring Schemes for operating arrangements in place.

Level of assurance

Level 2

Learn more about Hill Descent Monitoring (HDM)

Last updated on January 20th, 2020