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Commercial passenger vehicle - specifications

New CPVV determined specifications for security cameras, wheelchair accessible commercial passenger vehicles and fare calculation devices (taximeters) took effect on 2 July 2018. (taximeters).

They were published in the Victoria Government Gazette on 29 June 2018.

The specifications were required to maintain important minimum security and safety standards under new legislation.

Security camera specification

The security camera specification sets out minimum standards for the operation, data security and image quality of security cameras installed in commercial passenger vehicles.

The new camera specification is the same as the previous specification, except that the minimum light quality requirement has been reduced, and camera suppliers are required to provide hardware to enable CPVV authorised officers to access and download images from the camera system (such as cables or card readers).

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle specification

The wheelchair accessible commercial passenger vehicle specification relates to the accessibility and safety of WAVs.

WAVs are also required to comply with the Commonwealth’s Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002.

Find out more about the requirements.

Fare calculation device

The fare calculation device specification relates to fare calculation devices being installed in commercial passenger vehicles. A fare calculation device is a device, such as a taximeter, smartphone or tablet, that calculates, records or displays information about fares and charges for the provision of unbooked commercial passenger vehicle services. It sets out where and how the device is to be installed, as well as how it may be operated and tested.

Further, the specification is a minimum standard to allow for a wide range of technologies and equipment to be used.