The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) and the Association of Equipment Manufactureres (AEM) will release a beta version of the newly expanded AEM/AEMP Telematics Standard in the coming weeks.
Technical groups from both AEMP and AEM have worked together for the last six months to develop the new standard, which will expand from the current 6 data points to 19 data points and 42 fault codes.
The new standard will be released as a beta. OEMs and third part telematics providers are encouraged to register to receive the beta when it becomes available by going to http://www.aemp.org/aemaemp-telematics-standard. By registering, telematics providers will be assured of receiving the latest version of the Beta as well as being notified when changes are made prior to a final release of the standard.
A governance and management structure are being put into place to address further updates, security and a certification program for providers of telematics. According to Thad Pirtle, VP of Equipment for Traylor Bros Inc and 2014 Chairman of the Board & CEO of AEMP, “Our members tell us they are being inundated with sales calls by telematics providers, some reputable and some unknown, offering their respective services. The certification program will ensure confidence in the data feed from a telematics provider as well as address security issues shared by fleet owners and OEMs.”
A fleet owner does not need to download the Beta, however AEMP and AEM are urging them to contact their current or potential telematics vendors to register as soon as possible.