TCA opens intelligent mass consultation


Vehicle mass application to link with other telematics data

TCA opens intelligent mass consultation
Intelligent Mass builds upon the capabilities of type-approved On-Board Mass (OBM) systems.

 

Transport Certification Australia (TCA) has released a consultation paper on the new Intelligent Mass application for the National Telematics Framework, seeking feedback to cater it to the needs of stakeholders.

The Intelligent Mass application enables vehicle mass and configuration to be linked with other telematics data, such as location, time and speed, for a range of policy and decision-making purposes.

The draft, Intelligent Mass Functional and Technical Specification, contains the performance requirements that need to be met by technology providers – or consumers with their own systems – to deliver the application.

"The implementation of the Intelligent Mass application responds to a diverse range of stakeholder needs across different industry sectors and regulatory environments," TCA CEO Chris Koniditsiotis says.

"One immediate use of the application is the ability to better operate the road network with knowledge of the actual mass of a vehicle – instead of making assumptions about vehicle loading – to better 'sweat-the-asset'.

"Stakeholder feedback on the draft specification is important to make sure that the application meets the needs of all stakeholders."

Intelligent Mass builds upon the capabilities of type-approved On-Board Mass (OBM) systems, which provide high levels of accuracy, reliability and robustness in the measurement of vehicle mass. The possible use of other mass-monitoring devices are accommodated within the application, TCA says.


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As part of the National Telematics Framework, the Intelligent Mass application references common components of the platform, including Telematics Data Dictionary, the Telematics Data Exchange and Business Rules.

"Referencing these common components allows the Intelligent Mass application to co-exist with other telematics applications on the same government-endorsed digital business platform," Koniditsiotis says.

The consultation period ends December 7, 2018.

A copy of the draft Specification can be requested here.

 

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