Current projects

Current projects on our work program

Project
Status

Safety assurance system for automated vehicles

Designing a risk-based safety assurance regime that assesses the safety of applicant vehicles against agreed safety criteria.

Analysing options

Changing driving laws to support automated vehicles

Developing legislative reform options to clarify the application of current driver and driving laws to automated vehicles, and to establish legal obligations for automated driving system (ADS) entities.

Analysing options

Regulating government access to C-ITS and automated vehicle data

Developing options to manage government access to C-ITS and automated vehicle data.

Analysing issues

Review of regulatory telematics

The purpose of this project is to improve safety, productivity and uptake of telematics in the heavy vehicle industry.

Scoping

Assessing the effectiveness of the PBS marketplace and identifying barriers to vehicle design innovation

A review of the Performance Based Standards (PBS) scheme and its operating marketplace.

Implementing

Three-axle bus mass limits review

Investigating whether mass limits should be increased for three axle buses.

Analysing options

Forward looking cost base prototype

A research project aimed at developing a forward looking cost base model

Analysing issues

Heavy Vehicle National Law maintenance

Working with stakeholders to review and maintain the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

Analysing options

Vehicle Standards Maintenance

Working with stakeholders to review and maintain the existing Australian Light Vehicle Standards Rules.

Analysing options

Load Restraint Guide maintenance

Working with stakeholders to review and maintain the Load Restraint Guide.

Implementing

Australian Defence Force Exemption Framework maintenance

Working with stakeholders to review and maintain the framework.

Analysing issues

Review of HVNL investigative and enforcement powers

This review identified potential regulatory or operational reforms to reduce complexity and improve effectiveness.

Implementing

Australian Dangerous Goods Code maintenance

Working with stakeholders to review and maintain the Australian Dangerous Goods Code.

Implementing

Heavy vehicle driver fatigue data

Collaborating with the NHVR, industry and governments to develop a national framework for collecting real-life operational data to better inform future fatigue policy.

Implementing

Primary duties for chain of responsibility and executive liability

Reviewing current chain of responsibility law and clarifying executive officer liability to ensure consistency with COAG principles.

Implementing

Australian Road Rules maintenance

Working with stakeholders to review and maintain the Australian Road Rules.

Implementing

Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems policy implementation

Working with stakeholders to develop a framework for Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems.

Implementing

Electronic work diaries

A framework to promote the wider use of Electronic Work Diaries.

Implementing

Heavy Vehicle Roadworthiness (policy work complete)

A joint project with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator to investigate options to reduce the amount of unroadworthy heavy vehicles on Australian roads.

Implementing

Enforcement approaches for speeding heavy vehicles (policy work complete)

Investigating ways to further prevent excessive speeding by heavy vehicles

Implementing

Increasing allowed volume where mass is not the constraint (policy work complete)

Investigating ways to improve the productivity of volume constrained freight.

Implementing

Land Transport Regulation 2040 (project work complete)

How could or should we regulate land transport in the future?

Implementing

Who moves what where (project work complete)

Filing information gaps about the market structure of transport operators to inform future transport planning and policy development.

Implementing

National Land Transport Productivity Framework (project work complete)

Supporting decision makers in improving transport productivity.

Implementing

Compliance framework for heavy vehicle telematics (policy work complete)

Working to encourage industry to adopt telematics by providing policy certainty and consistency.

Implementing

Review of penalties within the Heavy Vehicle National Law (policy work complete)

This review aims to make sure that penalties are fair and applied consistently within the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

Implementing

Preparing for more automated road and rail vehicles (policy work complete)

Identifying regulatory or operational barriers that might impact the introduction of automated vehicles on Australia's transport networks.

Implementing

Case studies of access management decisions to support road managers (policy work complete)

Gathering examples of access management best practice in order to support road managers to make improved heavy vehicle access decisions .

Implementing

Automated vehicle trial guidelines (policy work complete)

Developing national guidelines for on-road trials of automated vehicles in Australia.

Implementing

Clarifying control of automated vehicles (policy work complete)

Developing national enforcement guidelines that clarify regulatory concepts of control and proper control for different levels of driving automation.

Implementing