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Closer To Harmonization: European Trade Group Adopts Expanded Telematics Standard

Posted on May 20, 2014

The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) have announced the German-based trade association, VDBUM, will support the soon-to-be-released expanded AEM/AEMP Telematics Standard. 

VDBUM is a trade advocacy group serving the European Union and global partners, .  specifically in the construction, environmental and mechanical engineering.

Udo Kiesewalter of VDBUM Service GmbH said, “We organized our VDBUM telematics committee in April to discuss our findings after our meeting with AEM and AEMP at ConExpo-Con/Agg.  During this committee meeting, we intensively discussed Version 2.0 of the telematics data standard with our end-user members and OEM´s equally.”

“From the OEM side, Liebherr, Wirtgen-Vögele, Caterpillar and Bauer were present.  We are pleased to advise AEMP and that our committee supports the data points and the suggested frequency to be sent from the equipment asset to the full extent. Furthermore, we want to announce that Liebherr and Wirtgen-Vögele agreed to support Version 2.0 after the final end-user agreement is published by AEMP.”

Kiesewalter went on to say, “Our next step is to get in touch with the final version of the end-users agreement with the API for the technical implementation that will be distributed through AEMP. We want to develop a business case for telematics with our scientific partner, the University of Munich- TUM, for our end users.”

Stan Orr, CAE, President and CSO of AEMP said, “We are pleased with the commitment from VDBUM and their members to adopt the AEM/AEMP Telematics Standard for use in Europe and across all of their global operations. This is a major accomplishment for AEMP, AEM, and our industry as we make efforts to globalize and expand the standard.”

Orr added, “AEMP and AEM continue to work closely regarding the release of a Version 2.0 beta so that OEMs can begin the process of getting it integrated into their telemetry programs. Our goal is to have a final version available for distribution in the 4th quarter of 2014.”