The tie-up will be providing vehicle and asset monitoring solutions by integrating Kalyani’s geographic information service technologies along with Transworld’s indigenously developed digital tachograph. The JV would explore business opportunties, offer 24x7 services and support fleet managers in Inida, European Union and Middle East.
CT Amondikar, director, marketing, Transworld, said by 2003 it will be mandatory for all vehicles in the EU to have tachographs and this offered opportunities for their solution which was highly cost competitive. “We are already offering this solution to a petroleum company in Oman,” Mr Amondikar said. Talks are also on with Indian OEMS. “Three years down the line we are looking at providing on board navigation systems,” Mr Amondikar said. The company is working on a test project with Eicher Motors. Transworld’s group company, Systech has developed the tachograph. In India, tachographs have been made mandatory for use on hazardous chemical vehicles but its implementation is yet to take off on a large scale.
Kalyani net will be offering the GIS support and host the geo reference maps on their servers. The tachograph when used with GPS and GSM it provides real time automatic vehicle location solution. Vehicle Tracking System finds application in medical services, logistics and transport companies and police department.
The package costs Rs 23,500 while net based access and tracking starts at Rs 100 per vehicle per vehicle per month making it affordable for small transport operators. Lease options are also available.