In 2014 GoI mandated that all public transport vehicles manufactured after 2014 must be fitted with an Intelligent Transportation System. The systems were bound with the urban bus standard second version specification released that year.
The specification requires not only multi-camera live view and recording system, but also mandates multiple communication interfaces like WiFi and 3G. An audio interface, USB ports, a touchscreen display are also part of the requirements.
Additionally the system must be sturdy enough to withstand 85 degree operating temperature, zero humidity for 16 hours and must have IP-65 rating. This means the system has to be fan less. The standard also requires a battery of certifications to be passed through ARAI.
PAKO’s Response and Impact:While other vendors were struggling to adapt their systems to the UBS II standard, PAKO Technologies was the first company to launch a product within two months after GoI mandated the standard. This was possible only because of our anticipation of the move and foresight shown by PAKO’s development and product innovation team.
Team PAKOput together a complete solution with IP6x grade cameras, a single antenna unit for GPS, GPRS, WiFi and a computing unit to bring them all together.
PAKO Technologies has since sold more than 6000 systems of its ITS offering. And during the two years since has designed and certified two next generation versions of the ITS product line.
The latest offering is already projected to be compliant with the AIS140 standard being finalized this year, and the product will appear for certification in this quarter of 2017.