Mumbai, December 12, 2018: Indian Auto Company (IAC), a DIPP registered start-up offering automotive solutions in tracking and telematics, smart infotainment, rear seat infotainment and driver fatigue systems using IoT-enabled hardware and platform has introduced IAC 140 and IAC 140 CAN vehicle location tracking devices, which are both certified as per AIS 140 standard by ARAI and ICAT respectively.
These tracking systems are being marketed through IAC’s network spread across 22 states and 70+ cities in India. According to a Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) notification, all public service vehicles and national permit vehicles need to be equipped with tracking devices adhering to AIS 140 standard from 1st January 2019, which is one of the necessary parameters to obtain a national permit.
“Our AIS-140 compliant vehicle tracking devices are also IP-67 rated (water and dust proof) which enable vehicles to be tracked on our device agnostic platform both on web and mobile devices ensuring safety and compliance. Citizens can be assured of safe transport with the availability of the panic button in case of emergencies, which can ensure timely response from concerned authorities.” said the IAC spokesperson.
“The device also enables to monitor driver behaviour such as over speeding, harsh acceleration, braking, cornering, night driving and other important parameters. This in turn ensures correct driving practice thereby reducing wear and tear of the vehicle, improving fuel efficiency while also helping in overall safety of the driver, the passengers and other road users,” he added.
Fleet tracking solutions offer various benefits to fleet owners such as minimising turnaround time, ensuring route adherence and optimisation, checking malpractices such as unauthorised use of vehicle and misuse of fuel. It also increases fleet safety, tracks the vehicle real time in case of theft and improves overall productivity and eventually profitability by ensuring safe driving practices making the overall fleet safe for the entire ecosystem. The device also has additional ports for panic buttons and various other sensors which can be added as per requirements of the user. The same can also be used for safe transportation of children in school buses while commuting to and from school.
Post implementation of this standard, all new vehicles covered under this notification will have to be AIS 140 compliant and will have to be fitted with VLT (vehicle location tracking) or VTS (vehicle tracking system) devices like the IAC 140, i.e AIS 140 compliant devices. For existing commercial vehicles, fleet owners can easily equip them with aftermarket solutions and make their vehicles compliant. Globally, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) aims at improving transportation systems in terms of efficiency, quality, comfort and safety, and in India, MoRTH has constituted a permanent Automotive Industry Standards Committee (AISC) in 1997 which publishes various Automotive Standards such as the current AIS 140 guidelines which details ITS components required for public transport vehicle operation.
In addition to this product, IAC offers other tracking solutions for four-wheelers, two-wheelers, electric vehicles, assets and personal tracking. IAC also offers DVR (in dash camera), Advanced Driver Assistance System, Driver State Monitoring Systems (DSM) and products which are enabling road safety, and designed to increase the safety of not only vehicles, but also its occupants and other road users.