KPIT, a global technology company focused on automotive engineering and mobility solutions, has launched what it calls India’s first ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India)-certified AIS- (Automotive Industry Standard)-140 compliant vehicle telematics and emergency button solution.
KPIT claims that the product is designed keeping in view the Indian operating conditions and aligned to future AIS140 roadmap such as Vehicle Health Monitoring, CCTV Camera, Passenger Information System etc.
It can seamlessly integrate with the governments’ command center and send emergency alerts as mandated in the regulation. The product can be easily installed on the aftermarket vehicles apart from new vehicles.
In addition to the standard specifications, the product has provision to integrate market-first features like Journey Risk Management for driver safety, CAN-based Diagnostics for easy maintenance, and End of line diagnostic tools.
Transport operators will have an option to avail KPIT’s cloud platform to ensure higher operational efficiency through real-time tracking, route optimization, driver behavior monitoring, etc.
Salient Features of AIS-140 Vehicle Tracking system are:
- Easy to install
- Real-time vehicle updates
- Easy-to-integrate peripherals like voice box, LED Boards, etc.
- Battery backup up to 8-hour
The transportation system of a country is a very critical part of its economy. The government of India thus has designed an Intelligent Transport System (ITS) under the Automotive Industry Standard -140 with the aim to increase safety and ensure the efficiency of the transport system.
The AIS-140 regulation, applicable from April 1st, 2018, mandates a vehicle tracking device and one or more emergency button(s) in all existing and new public service vehicles including all kinds of rail, road, air, and water transportation vehicles. It was notified by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Government of India in November 2016.
The government of India is also trying to push manufacturing in India through its Make in India initiative. Therefore the launch of the AIS-140 compliant telematics product by KPIT is a welcome move as it serves both the purposes i.e. safe and efficient transportation along with strengthening domestic manufacturing.