Trimble is the leading provider of GPS based telematics provider across the globe.  Having its presence in India for over a decade, Trimble has emerged as a Global player

in this domain and one of the fastest to implement the MORTH regulation.

AIS 140 is part of the Intelligent Transportation Systems requirements for public transport vehicles like- buses, taxies, cabs, etc. The primary reason to implement AIS 140 is to ensure Passenger safety, reduce crimes and to manage on road traffic.

The requirements have put a mandate on not just OEMs but also aftermarket players to bring in a system that will improve safety in critical parts in the Indian mobility.

It is an initiative which would force the following sectors/industries to adopt the standard:

  • State Road Transport Corporations
  • Domestic and Interstate Private Bus Operators
  • Ambulances and Emergency Response Vehicles
  • Buses used for Educational Institutions
  • Public Cars and Taxis
  • Rent-a-Car Services

For a device to be AIS 140 certified, it needs to adhere and meet the following standards:

– The device needs to be capable of obtaining information using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), including support for GAGAN, the Indian satellite-based augmentation system.

– It needs to support 4 digital, 2 analog and 1 serial communication for interfacing external systems (for instance emergency request button interfacing).

– Transmit data to two different IP addresses (minimum) and an additional one IP address for an emergency response system. It should have an emergency/panic button that transmits alert (once pressed) to the configured IP address(s) as per the protocol.

– The device will need to have an internal power backup of at least four hours. It needs to be capable of transmitting data alerts to the backend server; support for over-the-air (OTA) software and configuration update.

– Support basic standard configuration (mobile communication network, backend control server, details, data frequencies, alert thresholds among others). The device needs to support the storage and forwarding mechanism for all types of data.

– It needs to have a unique identification for identifying the device and data, including the vehicle registration details (non-volatile memory). The device will have an embedded sim card; operate between 8VDC and 32VDC using vehicle battery voltage input of 12/24volts.

– The device should support e-Sim with two operator’s profile this will reduce misusage of existing SIM cards.

-This device is now tamper-proof, if anyone tries to open then end-user will get alert of the same

– 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 life and more than 1 million read/write cycles. The device needs to be dust-, temperature-, vibration-, water-splash resistant, IP 65- rated or better and tamper-proof. It will also need to support A-GPS (Assisted GPS), with the provision of secured data transmission to the Backend Control Centre through a secured channel (for instance secured dedicated APN). It needs to have three-axis accelerometer and three-axis gyroscope for getting the alerts on harsh braking, harsh acceleration, and rash turning.

Furthermore, in terms of an emergency/panic button, passengers or in-vehicle crew present in the vehicle should be able to make an emergency request by pressing the emergency button provided that can only be deactivated by authorized government server.

In case there is no reception (GSM and GPRS), the alert will 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.

These are the major requirements apart from the physical testing conducted by ARAI for certifying the devices to the conformity standards.

Trimble has been AIS 140 affiliated and adheres to all the norms of MORTH. And hence it becomes the top choice of the vehicle owners. To know more about our product and services visit: www.trimbletl.in