The On-Board Mass (OBM) System Functional and Technical Specification has been developed by TCA.

The Specification incorporates requirements for:

  • Physical characteristics
  • Environmental characteristics
  • Data collection
  • Record generation
  • Functionality
  • Data storage
  • Data security and transfer
  • Interconnection to a Telematics In-Vehicle Unit (IVU)
  • Installation, calibration, operation and maintenance
  • Provision of OBM System for type-approval.

The On-Board Mass (OBM) System Functional and Technical Specification was informed by operational deployments of OBM Systems by industry and government. 

How to use the On-Board Mass (OBM) System Functional and Technical Specification

The On-Board Mass (OBM) System Functional and Technical Specification may be used in two ways:

  • By suppliers of OBM Systems investigating and/or planning to apply for type‑approval
  • By Transport Operators and users wishing to make informed procurement decisions about 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 Supplier is a legitimate business with sufficient financial standing.

In time, transport operators and users will benefit from having competition and choice in type-approved OBM Systems, as they become available in the marketplace.

Updated May 2018: This updated version of the On-Board Mass (OBM) Functional and Technical Specification provides for three categories of OBM System. These categories cater for the varying functions and capabilities OBM Systems to meet different stakeholder needs, expectations and future policy requirements.

 


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For further information, please contact TCA on (03) 8601 4600 or [email protected]