TCA releases Australia telematics specification 

Transport Certification Australia (TCA) has released a specification for telematics devices which it hopes will reduce costs for transport operators. 
Enforcement / April 21, 2020
By Ben Spencer
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TCA hopes the certification will reduce transport costs (© Thomas Stockhausen |

TCA says the Telematics Device Functional and Technical Specification will also seek to remove unnecessary hardware requirements for lower-level assurance applications, remove barriers for suppliers of hardware and increase the adoption of telematics.

The specification replaces the Telematics in-Vehicle Unit Functional and Technical Specification and complements new applications and features available through the National Telematic Framework, the certification body adds. 

According to TCA, the specification enables technology providers to reference a consistent set of performance requirements to develop devices while also allowing transport operators to benchmark existing technologies fitted to their vehicles.