No registration for Bluetooth-enabled motorcycle without BTRC approval
Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) will not give licence to Bluetooth-enabled motorcycles unless the marketer companies take approval from the telecom regulator.
Importers and assemblers have to take permission from Bangladesh Telecommunication Regularly Commission (BTRC) to sell motorcycle with Bluetooth or wireless connectivity, BRTA said in a recent letter to the respective companies.
In a letter, BRTA mentioned that no company can set wireless machine at motorcycle without regulatory permission following the Telecommunication Act-2001.
BRTA sent a letter to all manufacturers and importers of motorcycle on November 21 regarding this issue.
"The companies have to take approval from BTRC to run Bluetooth-enabled app and devices to motorcycle," read the letter signed by Sitangshu Shekhar Biswas, director for engineering at the BRTA.
The motorcycle manufactures installed innovative technologies like ABS, fuel injection and Bluetooth device for improving services.
Such tech-enabled services help riders to know mileage, riding history, average speed and parking history.
The customers may face harassment if the companies do not take approval from BTRC to install the devices with wireless technology like Bluetooth, Internet of Things and vehicle tracking system.
BRTA sources informed that ACI Motors, importer of Yamaha bikes, has received permission from BTRC to run Bluetooth-enabled technology.
The technology will be incorporated in upcoming OneFive version 4.0, FZX and AROX 155 models from fleet of Yamaha.