Current projects

Current projects on our work program

Project
Status

Heavy Vehicle National Law Review

This review will be conducted from first principles and result in an entirely new law that will better meet the original intent of heavy vehicle regulation

Analysing issues

In-service safety for automated vehicles

Developing options to assure the safe operation of automated vehicles while they are in service.

Analysing issues

Regulating government access to C-ITS and automated vehicle data

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

Analysing options

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 options

Rail Safety National Law maintenance

Ensuring the law and subordinate regulations remain contemporary, nationally-consistent, efficient, effective and aligned with agreed policy

Analysing options

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.

Implementing

Heavy Vehicle National Law maintenance

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

Implementing

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

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

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

Safety assurance system for automated vehicles

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

Implementing

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.

Implementing