Vehicle Location Tracker – AIS-140 Compliance APPROVED GPS DEVICE with Panic Emergency Button IN MANGALURU-Karnataka
Govt. of India, has directed all the state governments to enforce the standards, equip AIS 140 compliant GPS tracking devices with supporting software for all passenger-carrying vehicles and other public transport vehicles from January 1, 2019.
Automotive Industry Standard 140 (AIS 140) is a set of standards published by Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), to build an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) for Ministry of Road Transport & Highway (MORTH), Government of India. In order to comply with AIS 140 guidelines, every commercial vehicle (with yellow number plate) will need to have a GPS tracking system and an emergency button installed.
With unprecedented rise in numbers of vehicles on the road in India’s urban cities, towns, and areas, traffic congestion is already hard to handle. Nothing runs smoothly if the traffic is untamed and unorganized.
AIS 140 compliant hardware/software would help relevant authorities gain control enhance efficiency, quality, comfort and safety. The system is supposed to optimize transportation across various states by utilizing existing transport infrastructure and mitigating the challenges in road traffic management. This will help the department in tracking the vehicle in case of any emergency and also enable the passengers to apprise the control room of any kind of mishap or other emergencies. Moreover, Intelligent Transportation System ensures faster responses to unforeseen incidents, such as delayed schedule, vehicle break-down or an accident. In short, every event requires immediate attention.
WHO NEEDS AIS 140?
As per the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH), all passenger transport vehicles to be mandatorily equipped with AIS 140 standard GPS devices.
This would force following sectors/industries to adopt the standard immediately.
- State Transport Undertakings – Inter-city & Intra city
- Private Bus Operators – Inter & Intra city
- Car and Bus Taxi fleet owners or operators (incl. corporate fleets)
- Schools, Colleges and institutional (incl. corporate) bus operators
- Rental taxis operators
- Taxi hailing service providers
- Self-driven car rental operators
All these years, the individual transport companies and privately owned transport companies had installed GPS enabled tracking devices and they were tracked by their own facilities. But with the latest system, the government will directly track them.
Luckily there is one company capable of handling the installation and maintenance or support requests that get through to them and is notably highly accurate its non-other than ISearch IOT, Mangaluru.
WHY ISEARCH IOT?
ISearch IoT Solutions Pvt Ltd. is an ISO 27001 certified Company having 10+ Years of experience, advanced tech solutions provider in Internet of Things, Electronics and Information Technology sector. The company specialize in advanced automated real-time systems for vehicle tracking and management, with resourceful team of entrepreneurs and engineers. ISEARCH IoT provides AIS 140- NAVI-TRACK 257, GAGAN-01 GPS solutions for all types of vehicles. GPS tracking solution tracks real-time location and movement of the vehicle, even from the smart phone app at affordable price.
ISearch GPS is one of the best GPS tracking devices Provider in Mangaluru. ‘AIS 140’ is an ideal real-time GPS tracking device. It offers multiple functions. GPS tracking devices are used for tracking the exact location of your vehicles.
What is ISearch OFFER?
ISearch IoT Vehicle Tracking Solutions is highly configurable and provides accurate reports, timely data, and robust mapping capabilities that help you to analyse a broad range of metrics to manage your fleet operations.
Safety should never be compromised in your everyday life. With this core belief, ISearch has now launched their range of GPS tracking devices in Mangalore alongside our powerful and intuitive smart phone apps and web platform.
For a device to be AIS 140 certified, it needs to adhere and meet the following standards:
- The tracking device to be capable of obtaining real-time location information using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS); must include support for GAGAN, Indian satellite-based augmentation system.
- GPS device to support 4 digital, 2 analogues and 1 serial communication (RS232) for interfacing external systems or peripherals (e.g. an emergency/panic button – SOS buzzer).
- The device to have an internal battery that supports a minimum of 4 hours’ backup (considering location update frequency at 60 seconds).
- A device has to have the capability to transmit data to a minimum of 2 different IP addresses; one set of data (PVT data) to the first IP address for regulatory purpose and the second IP address exclusively for emergency request system.
- It should be able to transmit position, velocity and time (PVT) data to back-end control Room (State Road Transport Undertakings’ servers) using GSM/GPRS network.
- Device to transmit emergency events to second IP address reserved for emergency response system. Once pressed, emergency/panic button should initiate an alarm to the configured IP address(s) as per standard.
- Data transmission frequency from device to be customized, a minimum of five seconds to a maximum of 10 minutes (while in power saver/sleep mode).
- Device to operate with an embedded SIM (e-SIM). i.e. embedded in GPS tracking device module.
- The device GPRS module should have a multi-slot GPRS with in-built quad-band GPRS module with a lifespan of at least 10 years and more than 1 million read/write cycles.
- A GPS device to have an internal antenna; although not mandatory in the case of integrated systems with vehicle/aftermarket OEM approved kits, and if fitment location prevents the internal antenna from functioning.
- Device to support ‘Over The Air’ (OTA) firmware and configuration updates.
- The device needs to be dust, temperature, vibration, water-splash resistant preferably IP65 rated or better and tamper-proof.
- In case there is no reception (GSM and GPRS), alerts are to be stored in the device and as soon as the network becomes available the device will need to be able to send the information on high priority to the configured addresses.
- Device to support A-GPS (Assisted GPS) and should have a unique IMEI number.
- It needs to have three-axis accelerometer and three-axis gyroscope for getting the alerts on harsh braking, harsh acceleration, and rash driving.
- The device must be developed to operate between 8VDC and 32VDC using vehicle battery input voltage range 12/24 volts.
These are the major requirements in addition to physical tests conducted by ARAI to make sure devices conform to the standards.
- AIS 140 Standards – ARAI Certified
- Monitor vehicles live
- Real Time alerts on 50+ events (App, Email)
- Web App and Mobile App
- Parent and Admin App
- Analyse Fleet usage
- Fleet reports
- Keep track of Vehicle service & maintenance
- Schedule Trips /Trip Summary
- Measure Driver performance
- Monitor temperature (Optional)
- Monitor fuel level and fuel consumption (Optional)
- SMS Facilities (Optional)
- RFID Integration (Optional)
What should you do next?
So, the first step for vehicle owner is to approach the preferred registered agency (ISearch Mangalore) for register, along with KYC documents,
How is this all done? And who can guide me?
Ø Submit your KYC, Vehicle Registration Certificate (RC) and Mobile numberto the VLT Agency(ISeach IoT)
Ø A qualified field engineer/automotive technician install the VTUon your vehicle.
Ø To tag the vehicle to MORTH network, the agency feeds the vehicle data (Regn. number) and IMEI to Govt Server .The portal will then automatically fetch all the associated vehicle datafrom the MORTH servers using the Registration number.
- Name of the person who owns the vehicle
- Chassis number
- Year of Registration
- Contact number
- Insurance date
- Tax paid information
Ø Once the agency matches and confirms the data on portal with the original Registration Certificate, theyupdate the GPS device IMEI number and Embedded SIM number along with your contact number.
For improved safety and security of children, your vehicle will then be tracked and monitored continuously by the system. And, the system will generate emergency alerts on scenarios viz., rash driving, accidents, panic requests etc.,
Can i locally fit the device and ensure my vehicle’s GPS ready?
End of the day, the vehicle is yours, and you’re the one taking it to the authorities to validate its fitness and compliance with agreed RTO standards. If the test fails, you’ll have to start from the scratch and redo the entire process yet again. So, by all means, you must know what’s happening and how’s it all done.
Panic (emergency) Buttons
Each vehicle must be equipped with 5 panic buttons (Bus) in total – 4 for passengers/students (Preferably, to be fitted on the vertical pillar above the window rail, below the luggage rack) and 1 for the driver (in an easily accessible location while driving or at any time) and 2 buttons in a taxi in that one for the driver and another for passenger who is travelling in that taxi.
Panic buzzer comes with glowing LEDs to indicate its functional status. Once pressed, the LED will start blinking denoting a panic request being raised and immediately the hooter begins to alarm. The alarm will raise immediate emergency assistance.
Hooter, to notify emergency events and over speeding, must be placed safely from easier access and should be loud enough to be audible to passengers in the school bus and those nearby (who are close to the vehicle).
ISEARCH IoT SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD.
Head Office : Mangalore –Karnataka
Branches : Bangalore| Chennai| Mumbai
Contact: 0824-2409000 | Call Centre: +91-7676 204204
Email ID: [email protected] | Website: www.isearchindia.com
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