Austroads has released guidance for road transport organisations to assess system capabilities to support connected vehicles.

As connected vehicles become more reliant on agency-owned data for trip planning, warning and advice, establishing these capabilities is a foundational step to ensure agencies are able to provide data that meets vehicle operator and vehicle needs.

The guidance presents an agency business capability model that contains five organisational capability areas and associated capability maturity target states from business and technology perspectives. 

The model refers to specific content from the eight Austroads Guidance for Agency Data Provision to Connected and Automated Vehicle reports and focuses on previously identified high-priority agency data sets: roadworks, incidents, static and variable speed limits, lane control signals, traffic control signals and heavy vehicle access restrictions.

The capability areas are managing data foundations, governing data, planning and designing data, as well as enabling, maintaining and using data. 

Each of the five areas include multiple capabilities, including data security and privacy, ethics, data integration and storage, business intelligence and data science.

The model and target states can be used by road agencies to assess their current capabilities in supporting connected vehicles, and to guide development of data management practices that improve the range and quality of data provided to connected vehicles.

Download the report here.

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