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Neil Scales OBE discusses NACoE research & development program with Infrastructure Magazine

Transport and Main Roads Director, Mr Neil Scales OBE, recently spoke to Infrastructure Magazine about the National Asset Centre of Excellence (NACoE)'s major developments currently taking place on our roads.

23 year research journey successfully completed through monumental report

This month, a new ARRB Research Report on predicting the performance of Australia's arterial and sealed local roads was published after more than 23 years of research.

Monumental report nearing completion after 23 years of research

A momentous occasion in ARRB history is about to take place as the result of over 23 years of hard work by Dr Tim Martin and Mr Lith Choummanivong.

Switched On Driving - Understanding what your new car can do for you

While present-day vehicles may not yet be “driverless”, the car industry is including a multitude of features to help give drivers a taste of the future, enabling a safer system. In a current project, ARRB, ConnectEast and LaTrobe University, on behalf of VicRoads, has engaged with a variety of vehicle manufacturers to understand and assess the driver assist features included in market-available vehicles.

Humans and the Machine - Considerations for Operation of Current Market “Automated Vehicles”

With the approaching dawn of driverless vehicles, the automotive industry is readying the public market through “incremental” introductions of new and evolving driver assistance and safety features. However, as vehicles become equipped with more and more of these features, there is an increased demand on the driver to adapt a new and different driving style; having to learn, operate and interact with the technology.

Updated Guidance on Traffic Studies & Analysis

Earlier this month, Austroads published the revised edition of the Guide to Traffic Management (GTM) Part 3: Traffic Studies. The Guide, as authored by ARRB's resident network operations experts, is also one of the most frequently downloaded guides in the GTM series.

New national guidelines for weighing oversize overmass vehicles

Austroads has published draft guidelines for the weighing of oversized and overmass (OSOM) vehicle combinations using portable scales.

Introducing: Road Transport Management Framework and Principles

A recently published Austroads report on Road Transport Management (RTM) Framework and Principles, reviews local and international RTM practices to appraise the development of an RTM framework.

The report, as authored by Dr Aut Karndacharuk and Asif Hassan of ARRB, details the work undertaken to develop the framework including a literature review as well as consideration of emerging and disruptive transport technologies such as autonomous vehicles, as well as the demand for a better use of Intelligent Transport Systems.   

Effective organisational approaches to the management of drugs and alcohol among truck drivers

ARRB on behalf of VicRoads is undertaking a review of the effectiveness of organisational approaches to the management of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) among truck drivers.

New Report Released: ‘Techniques for Incident Management to Support Network Operations Planning’

On 26 July 2017 a new Austroads report was published on traffic incident management (TIM). The report investigates both Australia-based and international techniques and proposes an Australasian management framework.

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