KPIT, a fast growing product engineering and IT consulting solutions and services provider to automotive & transportation, today launched an On-Bus Intelligent Transport System (ITS) for Bus-Manufacturers and State Transport Utilities (STU) in India to create better public transport in urban cities.
On-Bus ITS is mandatory for the 10,000 buses and any future buses funded under JnNURM II programme of urban renewal mission announced by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) in August this year. KPIT’s product is the first in the country to be certified by Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) for meeting the stringent specifications of JnNURM II.
Tailored to address the characteristic Indian operating conditions, this robust solution will enable bus transport authorities in reducing response time to emergencies and enhance operating efficiency with features such as automatic vehicle location, vehicle health monitoring & diagnostics. These features will be managed by the back-end support offered by KPIT at the depot control using cloud technology and remote diagnostics. Additionally, KPIT On-Bus ITS helps in enhancing passenger convenience & security with passenger information system and security camera network system that includes features like facial recognition. The intuitive HMI (Human Machine Interface) is bus operator friendly and eases route selection task, gives alarms & warnings and has a reverse camera display. The product is also equipped with a panic button for emergency and remote surveillance for enhanced safety and security. On-Bus ITS also reduces downtime of buses leveraging over the air upgrade & remote diagnostics of the product.
KPIT On-Bus ITS will facilitate Bus manufacturers in reducing time-to-market of their buses for JnNURM II and will provide them the benefit of a single point supplier for their ITS needs. At the core of the product is the indigenous technology developed from the ground up by KPIT’s team of automotive engineering specialists and subject matter experts, for 24×7 uninterrupted operations.
“The key highlight is the robust design of the product and its agile architecture, coupled with sustainable technology that will integrate future application development” said Anup Sable, Senior Vice President, Automotive & Engineering, KPIT. He added, “Providing technology products and solutions for the automotive industry is integral to KPIT’s strategy, and this solution exemplifies our continued commitment to make mobility smarter, greener, safer and affordable.“
The JnNURM-II compliant On-Bus ITS will be demonstrated by KPIT at booth #32 at the 6th Urban Mobility India Conference & Expo 2013 from December 3rd – 6th, 2013 at Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi.