What is AIS-140 Standard?

With the increasing talks about Smart City project in India, and also as the number of vehicles on the road are increasing day by day, which leads to traffic congestion, making it difficult for commuters, drivers, traffic police and others to drive around the city. Hence, we need to start thinking about Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) that will revolutionize urban mobility and ease the movement of vehicles in and around the city.

So, What is AIS-140?

The AIS-140 is the latest Automotive Industry Standard introduced by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) and deals with the requisite safety features required on public transport and commercial vehicles. The MoRTH ( Ministry of Road Transport and Highways ) issued a directive stating that AIS-140 will be made mandatory from Jan 1 2019 and is required to register a new vehicle.

According to AIS-140, all Commercial and Public Transport vehicles should have the ability to transmit real-time location, and other vehicle performance information and should also consist of one or more emergency buttons across the vehicle (depending on the size of the vehicle).

Implementation of AIS-140 brings in a ton of new features:

  1. A Strong Vehicle Tracking System (VTS): This is one of the most important features of AIS-140 Certification. The Live Location of the vehicle will be available at all times and also makes the monitoring of the trips taken by the vehicle easier.
  2. Efficient Management of Transport and Report Schedules: The AIS-140 certified devices allow the Fleet Owners to use their vehicles efficiently by planning vehicle routes and trip scheduling. This feature helps the Fleet Owners to save a lot of money on fuel as the shortest possible route will be automatically suggested by the portal.
  3. Panic Button (SOS Button): The vehicles which will be equipped with AIS-140 Certified devices will also be fitted with Panic Button(s) depending on the size of the vehicle, which plays a vital role at the time of crisis. Pressing the Panic Button will send location information to the emergency server. The location packet which consists of Latitude and Longitude will be sent to the server every 5 seconds and this process will continue until the IP with this information isn’t cleared.
  4. Crew Management: The vehicles equipped with AIS-140 Certified devices will help the Fleet Owner to know driver behavior and log events like Harsh Acceleration, Harsh Braking, Overspeeding on a particular trip.
  5. Tamper Alerts: The Telematics device will pop up an alert on the Dashboard when the vehicle tracking device is being tampered.

Which type of Vehicles needs to be equipped with AIS-140 Certified Tracking Devices?

All public service vehicles, whether run by the government or private entities, will have to comply with AIS-140. This includes Inner City Public Transport Vehicles, School Buses, Employee Transportation Buses/Cabs, Inter-City Public Transport Vehicles, etc.

Benefits Of AIS-140

  1. Increase Safety Of The Passengers.
  2. Monitor Driver Behavior.
  3. Optimize Public Transport Vehicles.
  4. Improve Vehicle Performance.

Where to Buy AIS-140 Certified Devices?

iTriangle Infotech PVT LTD is the Largest Manufacturer of GPS Tracking Devices in India. iTriangle is also the First Company in India to get the AIS-140 Certification. BHARAT-101 is an advanced GSM and GNSS terminal which can be used in tracking, I/O applications, serial data and real-time tracking with various MIS Reports. AquilaTrack is a Big-Data Agnostic IoT Platform developed by ZELIOT. AquilaTrack supports all the devices manufactured by iTriangle Infotech and 140 other protocols. One of the highlighting feature of AquilaTrack is God’s View. God’s View is Fabulously Designed To View The Whole Fleet In A Single Screen. This feature allows the owner of a fleet to view all their vehicles, live without any lag in a single view. Irrespective of whether the fleet has 10, 100, 1000 or 10,000 vehicles, God’s view shows them all. Clicking on any of the displayed vehicles will display more information of that particular vehicle like speed, driver details, the present state of the vehicle and many other details.