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Indian AIS 140 Rule- The Features You Should Have In Your GPS Device

As the AIS-140 standard has come into being, public transportation in India is surely going to experience a gigantic reform. This standard stipulates that every public transport or commercial vehicle in India must be embedded with a vehicle tracking system, along with security cameras and a panic SOS button within.

Indian AIS 140 Rule

Apart from that, here are certain features that the GPS device must have in order to fully comply with the AIS-140 standard:

  1. The device must be able to obtain information about the real-time location with the help of the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). Along with that, it must contain support for the Indian satellite based augmentation system, GAGAN.
  2. The device must support 4 digital, 2 analogue and 1 serial communication in order to interface with external systems such as an SOS button.
  3. The device must contain an internal battery, and it should come with a power back up of a minimum of 4 hours.
  4. The device must be capable of sending data to minimum 2 separate IP addresses. One IP address should receive data for regulatory purposes (PVT data), and the second should receive emergency requests exclusively.
  5. With the help of a GSM or GPRS network, the device must be capable of transmission of PVT data: position, velocity and time to the State Road Transport Undertakings’ servers.
  6. Once the emergency SOS button is pressed, the device should trigger an alarm that is sent to the IP address that is configured.
  7. The device must have customisation to manage the transmission frequency of data, from a minimum of 5 seconds, going up to a maximum of 10 minutes.
  8. The device must work with the help of an embedded SIM or an e-SIM, which should be present within the device itself.
  9. The GPRS module of the device must contain a multi-slot GPRS, along with in-built quad-band GPRS module.
  10. The device must contain an internal antenna. This feature, however, is not necessarily mandatory.
  11. The device must be able to support the Over the Air (OTA) firmware, along with the configuration updates.
  12. The device must be dust proof, temperature and vibration regulatory and water and splash resistant, along with being tamper proof.
  13. In the event of no reception, all the alerts must be stored in the device itself. The information will then be sent immediately on a priority as soon as the device comes under network.
  14. The device must have a unique IMEI number, and must be able to support Assisted GPS (A-GPS).
  15. The device must contain a three-axis accelerometer, along with a three-axis gyroscope. This will help in getting harsh braking, over speeding and rash driving alerts.
  16. The device must be able to operate between 8 VDC and 32 VDC with the help of the vehicle’s battery input voltage, ranging 12/24 volts.

These are the key features mandated by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) for a device to be in conformation with the AIS-140 standard.