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

Motor accident injury insurance and automated vehicles

This project supports jurisdictions to review injury insurance schemes to identify any necessary reforms to support automated vehicles.

Analysing options

Barriers to the safe use of innovative vehicles and mobility devices

Addressing the issues surrounding the safe and legal use of new and innovative personal-use and mobility devices.

Analysing issues

Developing technology-neutral road rules for driver distraction

Finding a better way to regulate the safe use of technology devices as part of the Australian Road Rules.

Analysing issues

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

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.

Implementing

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.

Implementing

Vehicle Standards Maintenance

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

Implementing

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.

Implementing

Australian Dangerous Goods Code maintenance

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

Implementing

Australian Road Rules maintenance

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

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

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