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The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has announced that its draft telematics standard, developed jointly with the Association of Equipment Management Professionals, should be ready for OEMs and fleet managers to integrate into their systems by the end of April.
The standard, currently in draft, or beta, was released for download in September.
The program standardizes telematics data from different brands of equipment and trucks so owners and fleet managers can see their entire fleet telematics information on a single website that they control—without having to search out each and every manufacturer’s website.
Nick Bollweg, an engineering manager at John Deere for the company’s WorkSight/ForestSight telematics services who is working on the standard, said in a statement the current draft is on track to be at a stage “fairly close to the final standard,” by the end of next month.
“It will be up to each OEM and end user to determine when they want to begin coding to the standard, but the risk of major changes before final approval should be low at that point,” he said.
Once this next version of the draft is completed, it will be sent to members of the standard’s working group in early April and then submitted to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).