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Austroads has published a report that considers the potential impacts on vehicle registration, driver licensing and compulsory third party (CTP) insurance arrangements that might arise from the introduction of automated vehicles (AVs) in Australia and New Zealand. Increasing levels of automation are predicted to impact on current arrangements for registering…
Austroads has published a report that proposes a new rule in the Performance Based Standards scheme, adding a requirement for applicant vehicles to meet a minimum level of auxiliary braking performance. The purpose of the new rule is to ensure that PBS vehicles can maintain a safe speed on long,…
Austroads has released a report that examines the benefits of using end-to-end supply chain visibility technologies. The project, undertaken with the Australian Logistics Council Supply Chain Standards Working Group and GS1 Australia, used real time industry pilots with TOLL, Arrium OneSteel and Nestlé to assess the impact of using end…
The Forrest Review recommends that all Australian State and Territory Governments “introduce a consistent approach to issuing ‘provisional’ locked licences for people who are unable to drive due to unpaid fines or other traffic infringements, so that they can get and keep a job by being able to drive.” The…
Monday, 23 January 2017

Parking guidelines updated

Austroads has published the second edition of the Guide to Traffic Management Part 11: Parking. The Guide is concerned with the parking management process. It presents guidelines for determining the demand for and supply of parking. It includes the implementation of on-street and off-street parking for all road users including parking controls in urban…
Austroads has published a technical report that examines introducing endurance limit concepts into Australasian asphalt design.  The fatigue based design approach in the Guide to Pavement Technology Part 2: Pavement Structural Design will result in continual increases in asphalt design thickness due to ever increasing traffic loadings and the low asphalt…
Austroads has published a review of information on the formulation, manufacture, and properties of geopolymer binders and concretes. The report will inform the manufacture of geopolymer concrete components for structural and non-structural bridge components and other road‑related infrastructure. Geopolymers are a broad class of synthetic aluminosilicate materials, made from a…
Austroads has published a definite, standardised set of information within a single reference document to support the delivery of safe and efficient smart motorways. It primarily comprises guidance on the selection, design and layout of ITS elements within a smart motorway project. ‘Smart motorways’ (also referred to as managed motorways)…
Austroads has published the Congestion and Reliability Review which measures levels and identifies key causes of congestion across major cities in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). The study found that ANZ cities perform in line with international comparators on the three key measures of average speed, travel time delay and…
Austroads has published a reliability-centred maintenance (RCM) strategy and framework to better manage intelligent transport system (ITS) assets. ITS assets play a key role optimising efficiency and minimising crash risk in modern road network operations.  They include traffic signals, pedestrian operated systems, variable message signs, electronic school zone signs, variable…

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