Compliance framework for heavy vehicle telematics (policy work complete)
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The objective of the framework is to provide policy certainty and consistency to encourage industry to adopt telematics for compliance or enforcement purposes, and in doing so, improve road safety, productivity and environmental outcomes for all Australians.
The growth and development of in-vehicle telematics technology provides opportunities to improve heavy vehicle operations that can result in better safety, productivity and environmental outcomes. Telematics can be used for commercial purposes, such as measuring how a vehicle is driven and its engine performance, and regulatory purposes, such as the electronic work diary.
The emergence of regulatory opportunities raises important questions about when and how governments should access this information to enforce the law, and the minimum standards of the technology.
Industry has told us that the lack of consistent and clear policies on how telematics data is used has slowed the uptake of telematics technology.
Ministers endorsed our compliance framework for heavy vehicle telematics at their November 2014 meeting.
The NTC will continue to assist agencies with telematics issues as needed.
For more information about using telematics for regulatory purposes, contact the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, or, if you have a question about certification contact Transport Certification Australia.