In the following paragraphs we will discuss in detail the Automotive Industry standards 140, commonly known as AIS 140, which is a set of standards formulated for the public transportation system in India.
To comply with this standard, all the commercial vehicles should be equipped with a real-time Navic/GPS tracking system along with an emergency button (panic/SOS buzzer).
Let us look at the most common challenges faced while trying to tag a commercial vehicle to KMVD’s (Kerala Motor Vehicle Department) Suraksha Mitr Portal.
Following up with KMVD’s first phase of AIS 140 initiatives on implementing VTUs (Vehicle Tracking Units) in 18,000+ school buses across the state of Kerala, the department has already hurdled a few steps ahead by empanelling the devices and inspecting the registered agencies/franchisees (VTU vendors/GPS tracking service providers).
Automotive Industry Standard 140 (AIS 140) is a set of standards published by Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) designed to build an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) specifically tailored to gain total control over public transportation system in India.
To comply with the AIS 140 guidelines every commercial vehicle (with yellow number plate) will need to have a real-time Navic/GPS tracking system with emergency request buttons (panic/SOS buzzer).