AIS 140 GPS tracking device
What is AIS 140 GPS Device?
AIS 140 (Automotive Industry Standard) is a set of standards laid down by ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India), under the aegis of the Ministry of Industries, Government of India.
It specifically refers to the guidelines for installation of vehicle tracking systems, emergency button/systems and camera surveillance systems in vehicles used for passenger transport.
The government has mandated that all state public transport services need to have these systems in place by April 01 2018.
This is part of the phased manner by which the government plans to bring all private passenger transport vehicles under the standard.
How telematics/GPS systems help in compliance with AIS 140?
Certain requirements of AIS 140, barring the camera surveillance are intrinsic features of a GPS system.
By default it offers vehicle tracking information on a real time basis, it can be used to trigger an emergency request,
and it can be integrated with applications that make location based announcements, route announcements, occupancy information and ticketing applications.
This is more like an open ended system where innovative applications can be included seamlessly by drawing from the telematics solutions.
Among the standout benefits that will accrue are the embedded solutions that offer greater road and passenger safety by assisting drivers.
One of the best examples of the advanced solutions are the convoy of wirelessly linked driverless trucks that moved across Europe which actually resulted in considerable fuel savings, in addition to smooth passage and safety.
It indicates that GPS systems in trucks and the regulatory standards of AIS 140 greatly help in bringing about better fleet management.
- Driving safety – parking, close maneuvering assist
- M2M integration – vehicle health monitoring
- Smart Ticketing – occupancy information enroute
- Voice updates – automated announcements in public transport systems
- Event driven updates to fleet managers – speed, idling, crossing geo fence, route management
- Emergency Response – Panic button, distress signals, real time location co-ordinates