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TCA announces new TMA Service Provider and Type-Approved Telematics Device

4 December 2020

Transport Certification Australia has announced V-DAQ as a new service provider offering the Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA) through the National Telematics Framework (NTF).

V-DAQ is an Australian company providing intelligence and connectivity to vehicles using its type-approved plug-and-play telematics device and data distribution platform.

V-DAQ already offers the Road Infrastructure Management (RIM) application, and builds upon its success by becoming certified to offer applications up to Level 2 Assurance through the NTF.

Certification recognises V-DAQ’s ability to satisfy TCA’s performance-based functional and technical requirements to provide the level of assurance sought by stakeholders.

As a Level 2 application, TMA is in use across the country to improve the productivity of freight transport. 

TMA provides a lower-cost alternative for regulatory telematics applications, making it more accessible and affordable for a wider range of transport operators to take advantage of the productivity benefits being made available by authorities.

Details of productivity-enhancing schemes available to transport operators through TMA are available on our website at tca.gov.au/tma-schemes.

V-DAQ’s certification extends to the type-approval of its telematics device, which can be used with both RIM and TMA applications.

Type-approval of telematics devices involves the assessment of telematics device ‘types’ against the performance-based requirements contained in the Telematics Device Functional and Technical Specification.

“V-DAQ makes it easy for transport operators to benefit from data across a range of applications and services, including software providers for asset tracking, job allocation, compliance management, and fuel tax credits,” said Paul Fenech, Director at V-DAQ.

At V-DAQ, our goal is to make telematics compliance simple, affordable and more accessible for operators.  We’re excited to now be able to offer TMA, as well as RIM.”

“We look forward to working with transport operators who are seeking to use TMA or RIM – it’s easy to get started, we’ll handle the enrolment process for you,” said Mr Fenech.

Information about the productivity and safety initiatives being offered to transport operators through RIM and TMA are available under schemes.

Interested in offering TMA through the National Telematics Framework? Talk to us, or visit tca.gov.au/tma.

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