Developing national guidelines for on-road trials of automated vehicles in Australia.
Developing national enforcement guidelines that clarify regulatory concepts of control and proper control for different levels of driving automation.
Designing a risk-based safety assurance regime that assesses the safety of applicant vehicles against agreed safety criteria.
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.
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.
This review identified potential regulatory or operational reforms to reduce complexity and improve effectiveness.
How could or should we regulate land transport in the future?
A research project aimed at developing a forward looking cost base model
This review of cost base allocators aims to provide assurance that pricing systems are based on a sound understanding of how heavy vehicle use affects road costs
Filing information gaps about the market structure of transport operators to inform future transport planning and policy development.
Supporting decision makers in improving transport productivity.
Investigating ways to improve the productivity of volume constrained freight.
Working with stakeholders to review and maintain the Heavy Vehicle National Law.
Working with stakeholders to review and maintain the existing Australian Light Vehicle Standards Rules.
Working with stakeholders to review and maintain the Load Restraint Guide.
Working with stakeholders to review and maintain the framework.
Working with stakeholders to review and maintain the Australian Dangerous Goods Code.
Gathering examples of access management best practice in order to support road managers to make improved heavy vehicle access decisions .
Assessing the possibility of revising the mass limits for heavy vehicles fitted with quad axle groups.
Assessing the possibility of revising the mass limits for heavy vehicles fitted with twin steer and tri-drive axle groups
Investigating ways to further prevent excessive speeding by heavy vehicles
Collaborating with the NHVR, industry and governments to develop a national framework for collecting real-life operational data to better inform future fatigue policy.
Working with stakeholders to review and maintain the National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers.
Reviewing current chain of responsibility law and clarifying executive officer liability to ensure consistency with COAG principles.
Looking at ways to streamline the approval process for seven-axle truck and trailer combinations.
Working with stakeholders to review and maintain the Australian Road Rules.
A joint project with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator to investigate options to reduce the amount of unroadworthy heavy vehicles on Australian roads.
Working with stakeholders to review and maintain the Rail Safety National Law.
A framework to promote the wider use of Electronic Work Diaries.
Working with stakeholders to develop a framework for Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems.
Working to encourage industry to adopt telematics by providing policy certainty and consistency.
This project analyses options to improve the current ‘pay as you go’ (PAYGO) methodology
This review aims to make sure that penalties are fair and applied consistently within the Heavy Vehicle National Law.
Identifying regulatory or operational barriers that might impact the introduction of automated vehicles on Australia's transport networks.