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AIS 140


AIS stands for Automotive Industry Standard 140 (AIS 140). In order to increase and ensure the efficiency of the transport system the government of India has designed an Intelligent Transport System (ITS) under the Automotive Industry Standard-140 (AIS 140).

AIS-140 is the intelligent transport system(ITS) that is a new addition for automotive industry standards.ITS is a system which deals with the safety and security of public transport vehicles, it is the much needed requirement in the world of vehicles.

AIS 140 is a set of standards published by ARAI (Automotive) for vehicle tracking system, camera surveillance system, and emergency request button.

According to the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), ITS is a globally proven system that optimises the utilisation of existing transport infrastructure and transportation systems along with efficiency, quality, comfort and safety.

The government has directed every state’s public transport department to make sure that all passenger carrying buses conform to the AIS 140 guidelines by 1st April 2018.

To begin with, in order to comply with AIS 140 guidelines, every bus will need to have a GPS tracking system, camera surveillance and an emergency button. This will help the department in tracking the bus in case of any emergency and also enable the passengers to apprise the control room of any kind of mishap or other emergencies.

Benefits of AIS 140

1. Increase vehicle availability

2. Optimize scheduled service time for a vehicle.

3. Avoid unplanned service needs.

4. Coordinate many machines in a workflow to increase productivity.

5. Protect your vehicles from theft.

Sectors/industries to adopt the standard immediately

1. State Road Transport Corporations

2.Domestic and Interstate Private Bus Operators

3.Ambulances and Emergency Response Vehicles

4.All Educational Institutions

5.Cars, Bus and Taxi Fleet Owners

6.Rent-a-Car Services

7.Taxi Ride Hailing Services

Important Aspects of AIS 140

Automatic Vehicle Location Tracking: Automatic location tracking will help monitor the route taken by the vehicle, the time taken by the vehicle and fuel optimization.

Operations and Management : AIS 140 lays down the guidelines for the operations and systems in various public transport systems in details. If there are any changes to be made then there are guidelines made for the same too.

Route and schedule management: This is done to ensure that the shortest and fuel economical route for the vehicle .

Performance management of the vehicle and the driver: Performance management of the vehicle and the driver both help in maintaining the performance of the vehicle in the perfect condition.

Maintenance and service management: ITS also makes provisions for the maintenance and service management of the entire system so ensure the flow of the transportation without conflict.