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Prepare for the Ignition of the Smart Tachograph

Tachographs have been in use for years, and like so many other things, are set to change course with the staggering advancement of technology. Used to record a vehicle’s speed and distance, and the driver’s work and rest schedules on duty, tachographs have made it so that operators and law enforcement can effectively monitor activity. However, with their lack of reliability, it’s time for a change. Technology is spinning the world around, providing faster solutions for busier lives. And now, the tachograph is seeing some of
the action.

Even though we have digital tachographs, which store digital data on the driver and vehicle in their own memory and on a driver’s smart card, there is room for improvement. To ensure higher levels of compliance and to generally improve the device’s function, the smart tachograph will soon be warmly welcomed. According to commercialmotor.com this can be expected as early as 2018.

The smart tachograph will bring with it an abundance of innovative ideas. The vehicles with these devices will have GPS built in, so that technology will record the starting place of the driver’s duty, the vehicle’s location after every three hours of driving time, and the ending place of the driver’s working period. This will provide essential information to enforcement officers.

There will be technology within the smart tachographs that will allow enforcement officers to quickly check a signal from the moving vehicle at the roadside to know whether it should be stopped. The basic compliance checks include such things as security breaches, motion data error, sensor fault, power supply interruptions and much more.

They will also feature standardised interfaces to allow the data recorded to be used by other external devices, such as the telematics systems used by the vehicle operators. Because of this, the operator will be able to track a driver’s work and their available hours for deliveries, seeing efficiency rise.

At Selectronic, we can supply the latest display technology (TFT or Passive, together with touchscreens) and tailor it to your specific needs. If you want to keep your business on course in our technology-dependent future, call us now.

Justin Coleman - Automotive Business Manager

Justin Coleman  

Justin has over 25 years’ experience of the display industry both from an OEM and a distribution perspective. This matches well with our range of customers, both new and old, where it is important to understand the importance of longevity and availability of products particularly in markets where model lifetime is a crucial deciding factor.

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