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.

 


Request a copy of the OBM System Functional and Technical Specification

Request a copy of the On-Board Mass (OBM) System Functional and Technical Specification using the form below.

The Specification will be emailed automatically.

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