AEM telematics standard receives ISO approval

By |  July 21, 2016

aem-logoThe Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) and Association of Equipment Management Professionals’ (AEMP) mixed-fleet telematics standard received approval from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as a global standard.

According to AEM and AEMP, the ISO mixed-fleet telematics standard allows equipment users to gather more OEM equipment data into their preferred business or fleet management software. This, in turn, provides easier access and improved ability to manage and analyze information across fleets, as well as help to save time and money on jobsites, the groups say.

The standard focuses on earthmoving equipment but data can apply to other types of machinery, as well. The standard is based on the Draft API standard developed by AEM and AEMP. The groups’ goal was to provide manufacturers, equipment users, fleet managers and all industry stakeholders with a standard they can use confidently across all market areas globally.

“Today’s equipment management professional understands telematics data is having a huge impact on operational efficiencies, maintenance, safety and more,” says John Meese, CEM and senior director of heavy equipment at Waste Management and AEMP’s chairman of the board. “This ISO standard is a critical tool for a fleet team to embrace in order to more effectively and efficiently manage their fleet.”

ISO expects to post the standard to its website in about 60 days, says John Somers, AEM director of product management for construction, mining and utility.

AEM is an international trade organization serving the off-road equipment manufacturing industry, and AEMP is an organization serving those who manage and maintain heavy equipment.

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