PR Newswire Asia, 5/23/11
Zhengzhou-based set-top box and GPS solutions provider ZST Digital Networks (Nasdaq: ZSTN) today announced that several Chinese government regulatory bodies, including China's Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Public Security, State Administration of Work Safety and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), have issued new regulations relating to supervision of road transport vehicles in China.
As part of the new regulations, relevant commercial transport vehicles, including tour buses, minibuses and vehicles for the transport of hazardous materials, will be required to install and utilize GPS tracking and monitoring systems before December 31, 2011. The regulations indicate that transport enterprises must install GPS systems that meet the relevant government requirements, and that the GPS systems must be linked to the national commercial vehicles network and control system. The installation of a GPS system will be required for all new commercial vehicles that go into operation from August 1, 2011 in order for those vehicles to receive a road transport permit. Vehicles that have already received permits but that do not as of yet operate a GPS tracking and monitoring device will be encouraged to have GPS systems installed and linked to the national network and control system.