Projects

Austroads Freight Taskforce (2014-2015)

Review of Performance Based Standards for Level 3 and Level 4 Vehicles

The Austroads Freight Taskfoce commissioned Tiger Spider to conduct a review into the Performance Based Standards (PBS) for Levels 3 & 4 vehicles. The purpose of the project was to identify potential issues limiting uptake of these High Productivity Vehicles (HPVs) and recommend changes to the standards that would result in increased use of safer and more productive vehicles.

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Austroads Freight Taskforce (2014-2015)

Use of Auxiliary Brakes in Heavy Vehicles

Tiger Spider has been engaged by the Austraods Freight Taskforce to conduct a review into the use of auxiliary brakes (Engine brakes / retarders) on heavy vehicles down steep descents. The project will incorporate data collection from stakeholder surveys in conjunction with vehicle testing and simulation studies in order to better understand the issues and develop strategies to encourage the safer operation of auxiliary brakes on very long steep descents and reduce noise in residential areas.

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