Assessing the effectiveness of the PBS marketplace and identifying barriers to vehicle design innovation
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The NTC is assessing the effectiveness of the Performance Based Standards (PBS) scheme, as well as the impacts of government intervention and blueprinting of PBS designs, to find new ways of improving the scheme.
This project will investigate:
- whether the PBS scheme is meeting its original policy intent
- whether the scheme itself contains barriers to operating as an effective marketplace for the development, sale and commercialisation of innovative vehicles
- the productivity, safety and environmental impacts of the scheme, and
- whether there are any worthwhile improvements to the system (including the potential removal of any unnecessary market barriers or administrative costs).
The NTC recently conducted a survey which sought information from governments and industry regarding the current state of the PBS marketplace and potential improvement opportunities.
This information has been used to complete a detailed review of the PBS scheme, as well as a quantification study of the PBS scheme’s benefits and impacts. The outcomes of this review are contained in a discussion paper, open for public consultation from 15 August 2017 until 9 October 2017 (available below).
After public consultation closes, the draft recommendations will be finalised and put to the TISOC for approval in March 2018, after which an implementation plan will be prepared in consultation with the jurisdictions and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.