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Austroads has released a report which examines the impact of Performance Based Standard (PBS) 2B vehicles accessing metropolitan roads. PBS 2B vehicles are high productivity freight vehicles with a maximum length of 30 metres. These vehicles present opportunities to reduce freight transport costs, however their access to metropolitan roads is…
Austroads supports the announcement by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) that the Radiocommunications (Intelligent Transport Systems) Class Licence 2017 has been issued. The release of the ITS Class Licence marks an important milestone towards enabling the next generation of connected and automated vehicles to be introduced to the…
Thursday, 11 January 2018

New research addresses tunnel crashes

Austroads has released a report which identifies factors that contribute to the occurrence and severity of crashes adjacent to and within tunnels and suggests remedial treatments. A preliminary examination of recorded road crashes immediately adjacent to and within a selected sample of Australian tunnels found that, while tunnels are relatively safe…
Austroads has published an updated edition of the Guide to Pavement Technology Part 4C: Materials for Concrete Road Pavements. The Guide summarises Australian and New Zealand practice in the use of materials for: base concrete and lean-mix concrete subbase concrete curing compounds steel reinforcement including tie bars and dowel bars joint sealants…
Austroads has published an updated edition of the Guide to Pavement Technology Part 2: Pavement Structural Design. The Guide provides advice for the structural design of sealed road pavements. The advice has been generally developed from the approaches followed by the Austroads member agencies. However, as it encompasses the wide range…
A recent study commissioned by Austroads has concluded that achievement of Safe System for intersections requires significant supporting contributions from emerging transport disciplines such as C-ITS, autonomous vehicles, and Movement and Place. Intersection crashes account for approximately 30% of severe injuries (fatal and hospitalisation) in Australia and New Zealand. While…
Austroads' latest report provides a synthesis of key safety solutions and issues that need to be considered when effectively addressing safety on urban mixed use arterial routes. Urban arterials and intersections account for a large proportion of high-severity crashes in Australia and New Zealand, particularly involving vulnerable road users. These…
Austroads has published an updated edition of the Guide to Traffic Management Part 3: Traffic Studies and Analysis. The Guide is concerned with the collection and analysis of traffic data for the purpose of managing and controlling traffic within a network. It serves as a means to ensure some degree…
Austroads has published draft guidelines for the weighing of oversized and overmass (OSOM) vehicle combinations using portable scales. The existing Austroads guidelines for weighing heavy vehicles do not address the weighing of OSOM vehicles and this project aimed to develop a nationally-consistent procedure for assessing the mass of OSOM vehicles…
Today Austroads published its 2016-17 annual report. The report provides a detailed review of the strategic focus of each Austroads Program as well as the projects completed and progressed during the year. At a glance, in 2016-17 Austroads: invested $12.4m in our roads related research work program, contracting 40 organisations…

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