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Operationalising Austroads' Product Acceptance Process
  • Publication no: AP-R524-16
  • ISBN: 978-1-925451-25-2
  • Published: 10 August 2016

This report provides a detailed governance framework to support operationalising the national ITS product approval process.

Within the framework, a national ITS type approval committee (NITAC) would be established to review product testing results, and approve products. A single nationwide type approval certificate with acceptance conditions will be issued for successful ITS products. The process will be administrated from a central office with the product assessment outsourced to prequalified third parties. The approval process workflow and results would be managed and maintained through a web register, which would also provide centralised access management and an information sharing mechanism for both road agencies and industry stakeholders.

The report recommends that the proposed governance framework be endorsed by all Australian state road agencies and that Austroads provides further funding to conduct industry consultations, set up initial working groups, develop a standard KPI template and develop a pilot web register.

  • Summary
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Terminologies
  • 3. Study Method
  • 4. ITS Products That Should Be Type Approved Through the NIPTAP
  • 5. Case Studies and Selection of the Most Suitable Operational Model
  • 6. Governance Framework of the NIPTAP
    • 6.1. Roles and Responsibilities
    • 6.2. Responsibilities at Each Step of the Harmonised Process
    • 6.3. Assessment Outcomes
    • 6.4. Post-certification Process
    • 6.5. Resource Requirements and Possible Funding Arrangement
      • 6.5.1. Resource Requirements
      • 6.5.2. Initial Setup Cost
      • 6.5.3. Ongoing Cost
    • 6.6. Risk Management
  • 7. Functional Specifications of the Web Register
  • 8. Roadmaps of Migrating Individual Agency’s Processes to the NIPTAP
  • 9. Industry Consultation
  • 10. Conclusions and Recommendations
  • References
  • Appendix A Summary of Case Study Findings
  • A.1 Summary of Roles and Responsibilities from Case Studies
  • A.2 Identified Operational Models and Funding Options
  • A.3 Possible Risks for Different Operational Models and Suitability to the National Process
  • A.4 Required Contents of the Governance Framework
  • Appendix B Jurisdictional Comments On Operational Model Selection
  • Appendix C Discussion on the Web Register