The Government of India has directed all state governments to enforce the standards, AIS 140 compliant GPS vehicle tracking devices with the supporting software for all passenger-carrying buses and other public transport vehicles.The Ministry of Road Transport and highways (MoRTH) stated that installation of AIS 140 certified vehicle tracking system along with emergency button should be mandatory in all new public/passenger and commercial vehicles with national permit.
In Karnataka, the transport department had said that they would mandate vehicle tracking and the emergency buttons for all the new public transport vehicles within the state from 1st January 2019. Henceforth, Kerala Motor Vehicle Department (KMVD) has taken the first initiative by implementing AIS 140 compliant GPS Tracking Solution to track school buses, which is a mandatory requirement across the state.
What does AIS 140 compliant Vehicle Tracking Means?
Automotive Industry Standard 140 (AIS 140) is a set of standards published by ARAI (Automotive) for vehicle tracking system, camera surveillance system, and emergency request button.One of the most widely implemented methods to reduce horrendous traffic problem is Intelligent Transportation System (ITS).ITS is a national program aimed at using modern computers and communications to make travel smarter, faster, safer with traffic management solutions, public transport management, emergency management, etc.Under the ITS, Automotive Industry Standard (AIS) along with Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) has framed certain AIS Guidelines and AIS 140 is one among them.
Why do we need to have AIS 140 Compliant Vehicle Tracking Device?
The transportation in the metro cities of the country is finding it hard to handle such huge number of vehicles. Traffic congestion is one of the major challenges the authorities and decision makers are tackling today. Technology has become the backbone of everything in our day-to-day life. To reduce traffic abnormality issues, to keep track of driver behavior, the latest technology of AIS 140 compliant vehicle tracking devices should be used in the traffic systems as soon as possible. With the help of real-time tracking, historical data, such as replay of trips, alerts( stoppages, idling time etc), reports of every month, authorities can investigate such incidents and take appropriate measures to the traffic congestion, previously unknown/unidentified risks involved in operations.
The industries that need to have mandatory AIS 140 certified GPS Tracking Device
- State Road Transport Corporations
- Domestic and Interstate Private Bus Operators
- Ambulances and Emergency Response Vehicles
- All Educational Institutions( School Buses etc)
- Cars, Bus and Taxi Fleet Owners
- Rental Car Services
- Taxi Ride Hailing Services
Features of AssetTrackr’s AIS 140 Compliant Vehicle Tracking Device
- Real-time vehicle tracking
- AIS 140 compliant
- ARAI/ICAT certified
- Embedded eSim
- Panic Button(SOS)
- Dual Network sim
- IP66 Dust and waterproof
- Alerts( Overspeeding, idling, power off, geo-fence)
- Government approved emergency button
AIS 140 is being implemented across the country for all public transport vehicles.The fundamental components of AIS 140 include widespread installation of GPS tracking devices, along with panic button/SOS buttons (emergency buttons) for real-time vehicle tracking and immediate emergency management measures. AssetTrackr- a WABCO company could be your right partner to choose for your massive transition in fleet management.