GPS Champ has confirmed the availability of Indiaâ€™s first ARAI-certified AIS-140 compliant vehicle tracking with SOS emergency button solution in line with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways notification dated 28th November 2016. The AIS-140 regulation, applicable from April 1, 2018, mandates a vehicle tracking device with one or more SOS emergency button(s) in all existing and new public service vehicles. GPS Champâ€™s trackers is designed keeping in view the Indian operating conditions and aligned to future AIS-140 roadmap with features such as Vehicle Health Monitoring, CCTV Camera, Passenger Information System, etc. It can seamlessly integrate with the governmentsâ€™ command center and send emergency alerts as directed in the regulation. It is designed for easy installation on the both aftermarket and new vehicles.
In addition to the standard specifications, the product has provision to integrate market-first features like Journey Risk Management for driver safety , easy maintenance, and Vehicle diagnostic tools. Transport operators will have an option to avail GPS Champâ€™s cloud platform to ensure higher operational efficiency through real-time tracking, route optimization, driver behavior monitoring, etc.
â€œWith AIS-140 vehicle tracking systems being designed and manufactured in India, they embody the ‘Made in India, for India’ promise. We truly believe that the AIS-140 regulation will be vital in making public transport safer for all.â€ From 1st April 2018, public transport vehicles including taxis and buses are to be mandatorily equipped with GPS devices with a panic SOS button needs to be integrated with the GPS that would act as an emergency switch and would raise an alarm to the nearest police station in case of an emergency .The state transport departments are responsible for putting a system in place for tracking public transport vehicles. When any passenger presses the SOS button, both the transport department and police control rooms will be alerted for taking quick action.â€
In the 44th & 45th CMVR-TSC, Chairman had directed â€“ standardization activities to be initiated on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) â€“ Vehicle Location Tracking,Â Camera Surveillance System and Emergency Request Button. The committee
intended to extend the above user requirements to all public transportation namely â€“buses, taxis, etc. The current document covers the requirements for Vehicle Location Tracking with Emergency SOS Button. The other ITS components like PIS, CCTV system,Fare collection etc. are deliberated and would be addressed in later phase and could be added as separate parts to the current document. Based on these directions, the AISC Panel on ITS has prepared this AIS-140 titled,
â€œIntelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) â€“ Requirements for Public TransportÂ Vehicle Operationâ€The panel has also deliberated and identified the necessary elements for an effective implementation of vehicle level ITS system.
This standard has been prepared by considering inputs received from all stake holders on ITS, mainly â€“
a. Directions of CMVR-TSC
b. Detailed Specification Document on Vehicle Tracking Devices (dated 4th MarchÂ 2015, published by MoRTH)
c. Report of Department of Telecom (Telecom Engineering Centre) Automotive
Working Group on M2M enablement in Intelligent Transport System (ITS)Â This AIS on ITS, has been provisioned for device level approval; includingÂ construction and target vehicle level approval. Device level approval is needed toÂ enable retro-fitment of ITS systems on in-use vehicles. This will ensure ITS BackendÂ Control Centre infrastructure already presents with the STUs can be more fullyÂ utilized and make the investment in the Backend Control Centre infrastructure moreÂ viable.
As per the direction of CMVR-TSC which needed the Communication Protocol andÂ Backend Control Centre requirement for tracking and handling the alerts to beÂ detailed, the same has been addressed in Section 6 & 7, as detailed below.
The devices would transmit data to the Backend Control Centre using 2G/3G/4GÂ wireless connectivity (with SMS fall back) as per the protocol provided inÂ respective sections (Section 6).Â The data from the devices would travel over the wireless telecom service providerÂ network and finally get delivered at the Backend Control Centre. The detail aboutÂ Device to Backend Communication Mechanism is mentioned in Section 7.Â BIS and AIS both have panels which are formulating standards on ITS. It is our beliefÂ that taking the AIS route for the 1st implementation would give the faster time forÂ adoption. Experts in the BIS panel and in DIMTS who are working on these subjectsÂ have been co-opted and invited to work in the AIS panel to make the AIS as robust asÂ possible. Once implemented and all implementation problems in this emergingÂ technology have been eliminated, BIS standard can be made with further inclusions ifÂ any resulting from consultations with the wider stakeholder community. Because ofÂ these reasons, we recommend the AIS route for regulation creation and firstÂ implementation.
One of the major concerns which has been raised during the panel meetings is on theÂ issue of privacy encroachments by ITS systems. Some overseas member countries ofÂ the 1958 agreement have been continuously emphasizing in WP29 forums that theÂ regulated ITS system must not encroach on privacy. Towards this, the panel hasÂ submitted a document titled â€˜Data Privacy in Transportation ITSâ€™ To help the systemÂ developers deal with these issues. Further, system developer can also take guidance
from â€˜IS/ISO/TR 12859: 2009 â€“ Intelligent Transport Systems â€” System ArchitectureÂ â€” Privacy Aspects in ITS Standards and Systemsâ€™ while developing their systems toÂ meet the requirements of this standard. The Panel and the Automotive Industry
Standards Committee (AISC) responsible for preparation of this standard are given inÂ Annexure-D and Annexure -E respectively.
188.8.131.52 Device shall be capable of obtaining position information using GlobalÂ Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). GNSS receiver specifications are asÂ follows:
a. Device shall be capable for operating in L and/or S band and includeÂ support for NAVIC/IRNSS (Indian Regional Navigation SatelliteÂ System) for devices installed on or after 1st April, 2018.
b. The Device shall support GAGAN, the Indian SBAS (Satellite BasedÂ Augmentation System)
c. Device shall have a position accuracy of minimum 2.5 m CEP or 6 m2DRMS
d. Device shall have an acquisition sensitivity of minimum (-) 148 dBm
e. Device shall have an tracking sensitivity of minimum (-) 165 dBm
f. Device shall have an internal antenna; however if in case ofÂ Integrated systems with vehicle / aftermarket OEM approved kits ifÂ the fitment location prevents the internal antenna from functioning,Â then external antenna shall be provided.
184.108.40.206 Device shall support standard minimum I/Os as mentioned: 4 Digital, 2Â Analogue and 1 Serial Communication (e.g. RS232) for interfacingÂ external systems (E.g. Digital input for Emergency request buttonÂ interfacing).
220.127.116.11 Device shall be capable of transmitting data to Backend Control ServerÂ (Government authorized server) via Wide Area (Mobile)Â Communications network (GSM/GPRS) as per Communication ProtocolÂ in Section 4.
18.104.22.168 Device shall be capable of transmitting Position, Velocity and TimeÂ (PVT data) along with heading (direction of travel) to a Backend ControlÂ Server (Government authorized server) at configurable frequency as perÂ Communication Protocol of Section 4.Â The fixed frequency shall be user configurable, minimum frequency shallÂ be 5 sec during vehicle operation and not less than 10 minutes inÂ sleep/IGN OFF) as per the protocol defined in Communication ProtocolÂ of Section 4.
22.214.171.124 Device shall be capable of transmitting data to minimum 2 different IPÂ addresses (1 IP address for regulatory purpose (PVT data) and 1 IPÂ address for Emergency response system other than the IPâ€™s required forÂ Operational purpose.
126.96.36.199 On pressing of Emergency button, the system implementing VLTÂ function shall send emergency Alert (Alert ID 10 as mentioned in Subsection
4.2.1 of Communication Protocol Section 4) to the configured IPÂ address(s) as per the Communication Protocol mentioned in Section 4. InÂ the absence of GPRS network, the emergency alert shall be sent as SMSÂ message along with vehicle location data to configured control centerÂ number(s). The SMS shall consist parameters as given in Sub-section
188.8.131.52 Device shall have an internal back-up battery to support 4 hours ofÂ normal operations (to be tested for positional record transmission at aÂ frequency of 60 sec)
184.108.40.206 Device shall be capable of transmitting alerts to the Backend ControlÂ Server (Government authorized server) directly. The applicable list ofÂ alerts is given in Section 4.2 (Alert ID 3 to 12) of Section 4.
220.127.116.11 Device shall support over the air software and configuration update.
18.104.22.168 Device shall support basic standard configuration (MobileÂ communications network settings, Backend Control Server (GovernmentÂ authorized server) details, data frequencies, alert thresholds etc.) as perÂ configuration specification defined in Section 4.
22.214.171.124 Device shall support store and forward mechanism for all type of dataÂ (periodic data and alerts) meant for backend transmission. The systemÂ shall store data in internal memory during communication network unavailabilityÂ and transmit the data when the connection resumes in last inÂ first out (LIFO) manner. The live data shall be given higher priority for
transmission than back log (stored data) at any point in time.
126.96.36.199 The Device shall have a unique identifier for identifying the VLT deviceÂ and data. The unique ID shall be stored in a read only memory area soÂ that it cannot be altered or overwritten by any person. The uniqueÂ identifier may be Vehicle Identification number or IMEI (InternationalÂ Mobile Station Equipment Identity) Number.
188.8.131.52 Device shall store/write the registration number of the vehicle in theÂ internal nonvolatile memory.
184.108.40.206 Device shall have an Embedded SIM.
220.127.116.11 Device shall be designed to operate between 8VDC and 32VDC usingÂ vehicle battery input voltage range 12 /24Volts.
18.104.22.168 Device shall have a sleep mode current â‰¤ 20 mA (If the function isÂ implemented in a dedicated system/device).
22.214.171.124 Device shall support any operational GNSS system with 12 (minimum)acquisition channels.
126.96.36.199 The Device shall support:
â€¢ Location on GPRS/SMS
â€¢ Non-volatile memory to store min 40,000 positional log
â€¢ Configurable backup SMS facility in case of GPRS failure
â€¢ Capability to send serving and adjacent cell ID as well as networkÂ measurement report (NMR)
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