Transportation holds a huge part in our daily life and while we are traveling, we always consider safety as our priority. So as to increment and guarantee the effectiveness of the vehicle framework, the government of India has started an Intelligent Transport System (ITS) under the Automotive Industry Standard-140(AIS 140). 

The ITS is globally proven to optimize and regulate the utilization of existing transport infrastructure to the best of its capacity and features. The AIS 140 helps in improving the transportation system in terms of efficiency, comfort, quality, and safety. The aim is to provide relief from the congestion due to the increased volume of traffic which impacts each and every person of the society. With ITS, users are able to retrieve valuable information so that they are using the various transport systems in an organized manner. This also helps to increase the safety and security factors of the people especially women and the elderly.

Guidelines of AIS-140

In order to enhance the safety of a passenger and help the transport authority, the most advanced Automotive Industry Standard 140 was introduced

According to the guidelines of AIS-140, it is obligatory for all public as well as commercial vehicles to be furnished with a GPS tracking system with an emergency button commonly known as a panic or SOS button and camera surveillance. This will also assist the concerned authorities to locate the vehicle as they will constantly receive the updated location and can even track it down in case of an emergency. A provision for the passenger which allows them to directly speak with the authorities in the control room in any case of catastrophe.

AIS on the Intelligent Transportation Systems comprises of the system level approval along with the vehicle level approval. The system-level approval is required to make sure that the prevailing working vehicle is accountable in performing with the ITS system.

This will support the ITS backend infrastructure to grow along with the State Road Transport Undertakings (STUs). It will also ensure that not only the new vehicles but all the working vehicles which are capable of dealing with the system are being equipped with the AIS to make the infrastructure more accountable.