Nov 12, 2014 / Written by Woody Myers

Earlier this year, the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced a new telematics standard that should streamline equipment data management.

The new data feed includes 19 data elements and 41 fault codes, increasing the amount of data received from a telematics unit from the current feed’s five data points. The standard will address seven areas of equipment information: utilization, excessive idling, location, job availability, inspection, electronic usage and preventive maintenance.

The new standard will make sure everyone is on the same page and knows exactly what information will be received from a telematics unit.  The new data points include:

  • Hours
  • Location
  • GPS Distance Traveled
  • Machine Odometer
  • Fault Codes
  • Idle Time
  • Fuel Consumption
  • Fuel Level
  • Engine Running Status (on or off)
  • Switch Input Events
  • Power Take-Off  hours (PTO)
  • Average Load Factor
  • max speed
  • ambient air temperature
  • load counts
  • payload totals
  • active regeneration hours

The new standard, Version 2.0, from AEM and AEMP is available now. This new Standard is a work in progress and final language is dependent upon completion of the ISO acceptance process.. Similar trade groups in Europe are agreeing to support the new standard.  For more questions about GPS Tracking, call 1-800-446-1991.