Published: July 03, 2014 | India
The International Center for Automotive Technology(iCAT) has been spearheading testing and certification of Vehicle Tracking System(VTS) devices. It has also been mandated to formulate a draft standard on ‘VTS & Navigation ‘ devices which can be submitted t0 the TED28 group of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to make standards according to the Indian market.
Last month, a meeting was held with VTS vendors and mapping software providers discussing various aspects of standardization that need to be taken into consideration. It was decided that the group would have smaller subgroups to have detailed discussion on different standard categories as per the list obtained from BIS. Additionally, the missing standards, if any, would also be identified and feedback would be given to TED 28. Further, the committee members agreed to the proposed suggestion that similar meetings will be held frequently but not necessarily in the iCAT’s campus.
The committee is open and seeks active participation from industry. iCAT invites stakeholders from all the industry and user segments to provide their valuable inputs to iCAT necessary to carry out the standardization process. Those interested, can send an email to Dr. Madhusudan Joshi, Sr. Director at iCAT by July 20th, 2014.
He can be reached at madhusudan.joshi