TCA launches telematics app guide

Documents updated to provide clarity for developers, producers and consumers

TCA launches telematics app guide
TCA chief executive Chris Koniditsiotis


A new guide to building new telematics applications has been launched in a wide-ranging series of document updates by Transport Certification Australia (TCA).

The TCA administers the National Telematics Framework, a government-endorsed body that helps manage the relationships between telematics system developers, providers and consumers.

The new application builder document was designed for system developers, and aims to help them make better informed decisions when exploring the use of telematics applications to deliver improved outcomes.

The TCA also updated its Telematics In-Vehicle Unit (IVU) Functional and Technical specifications earlier this year. Check out the story here.

TCA chief executive Chris Koniditsiotis says the framework has been updated to provide greater clarity all parties to the process, helping to ensure that the key components of the framework are understood by all stakeholders.

To do this, the TCA updated the telematics data exchange – which describes the methods and mechanisms for data transfer between entities – and the telematics data dictionary – which defines common data elements across all specifications – to include wider data elements and applications.

It also updated the business rules and the levels of assurance, which outlines the different levels of assurance needed for different applications, to complement these updated documents.

"Together, these documents present the inter-related components which underpin the operation of the National Telematics Framework," Koniditsiotis says.

"The documents also highlight how the Framework enables outcomes to be achieved, which would not otherwise be possible without appropriate guidance from government."

The relevant documents can be downloaded from the TCA website.

TCA will further develop the updated suite of documents, and welcomes feedback from stakeholders.


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