Government Should Limit Regulatory Burden on Automated Vehicles, ATA

Safety and Skills Advisor for the Australian Trucking Association (ATA), Melissa Weller called on governments to limit regulatory burdens on companies interested in integrating automated vehicles into their operations.

A discussion paper released by the National Transport Commission (NTC) in June called for feedback on 4 regulatory options – continuing the current approach, self-certification, pre-market approval and accreditation.

According to NTC, Transport ministers asked the NTC to look at what level of regulation is necessary to ensure safe adoption of automated vehicles now and in the future.

The ATA believes accreditation would be expensive and complex, and unnecessary for small trucking businesses.The ATA also says accreditation is not internationally consistent and would impact vehicle ownership.

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