India’s First IoT-based Connected eRickshaw Solution from Aeris tracked and recovered the sole source of livelihood of an Electric Rickshaw owner
New Delhi, 18 March 2019: Aeris, a preferred Internet of Things (IoT) technology partner for Enterprises, successfully tracked and recovered a stolen electric rickshaw through Aeris Connected eRickshaw Solution.
India’s First IoT-based Connected eRickshaw solution from Aeris was launched in 2018 and helps transform conventional battery powered Electric Rickshaws (eRickshaws) into connected vehicles. This offering from Aeris comes loaded with features that deliver a unique connected experience to distributors, dealers, finance & insurance providers as well as the fleet owners of electric vehicles in the country.
According to an industry report, it is recorded that 11,000 eRickshaws are hitting the ground every month in India. With the increasing on-road number of eRickshaws, incidents of these vehicle thefts are rising in Delhi NCR on an alarming rate. To help the eRickshaw owners and financers who are providing micro loans to small fleet and individual owners, Aeris launched the Connected eRickshaw solution last year.
On the recovery of the e- rickshaw, Mr. Santosh Kumar, owner of the eRickshaw, testified, “I bought my eRickshaw from the company Galaxy, a client of Aeris. During the purchase, Galaxy salesman advised me to invest in the anti-theft feature among other accessories for my vehicle. I am happy to share that my eRickshaw was recovered successfully because of the right decision I took during the time of purchase. When I learnt that my eRickshaw has been stolen, I placed a phone call to the Galaxy company office and informed about the theft. I went to lodge the police complaint along with a Galaxy representative, who using his mobile phone, could track the active location of my stolen eRickshaw and showed it to the policemen.”
While the complaint was getting lodged, Mr. Ashok Narang, CEO of Galaxy eRickshaw placed a call to Aeris helpline desk to inform about the theft, and, the Aeris support team immediately immobilized Santosh’s eRickshaw remotely to ensure that this vehicle couldn’t move from its current location anymore. The police were successfully able to track and recover the vehicle with the help of Aeris Connected Vehicle solution.
The Connected eRickshaw solution from Aeris comes powered with the cutting edge features such as, B2B web portal access and mobile app, single view dashboard, map view of vehicles with status, live tracking, complete trip data analytics, alerts on over-speeding, crash, theft etc., easy navigation with route search, maps/places, remote control with geo-fencing and immobilization, reports of Vehicle details- secure park, immobilize vehicle, SOS, trips, battery management including, voltage, battery temperature measurement, current monitoring, state of charge, state of health, battery status and more.
Aeris offers end-to-end IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions and services for the automobile, insurance, healthcare, utilities and manufacturing industries. Its comprehensive Aeris® Mobility IoT Platform (AMP) helps enterprises enhance revenue, create new services and business models. Aeris allows enterprises to evangelize and embark on their digital transformation journey across a portfolio of business solutions.
Aeris has successfully created unique IoT ecosystem for enterprises, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), technologists, system integrators and solution providers across many vertical sectors. Aeris empowers organizations to optimize human intervention and attain real-time remote monitoring of machines, equipment, and other assets along with predictive and preventive maintenance of various products and assets within enterprises.
- Dr Rishi Mohan bhatnagar, President Aeris India
With global expertise and local approach to problem solving, Aeris has been able to create right sized solutions for the Indian market.
We congratulate Galaxy for its decision to adopt technology which led to the recovery of eRickshaw within 12 hours. The loss due to such thefts impacts not only the daily wage of the owner but can make the family starve for days and creates the situation of bad debt for the financer. This stress both the parties. We at Aeris pay special attention to the problems faced at the grass root level, impacting the common man and it is our motto to imbibe the IoT technology to resolve such problems.
- Mr Ashok Narang, CEO Galaxy E-Rickshaw
This is the first time in my area that police have been able to recover an eRickshaw in less than 12 hours. The police proactively acted upon Galaxy’s complain and using the current location of my customer’s eRickshaw as shown on the Aeris app on the mobile, they were able to catch the thief in no time. Since our eVehicle was already immobilized by Aeris remotely, the thief could not move it and this further helped in recovery of the eRickshaw without any damage.
- Mr Abhishek Rajput, CTO Galaxy E-Rickshaw
Galaxy is a progressive company. We were approached by Aeris 8 months back and after couple of discussions, we decided to conduct a PoC. Realizing the benefits of Aeris Connected eRickshaw solution, we decided to implement it in 100 eRickshaws. Because of this wise decision, we were able to help our customer recover his only source of livelihood. As soon as this incident came into public knowledge, our older customers have started placing orders to make their eRickshaw smarter too.