In the European Union the installation of digital tachographs has been mandatory since 2006. It has created new perspectives when it comes to accessing vehicle-related technical information. The use of driver cards has made driver identification easy without the need of installing any additional devices. The digital tachograph provides information on driving status (e.g. driving time), and the data also needs to be downloadable to fulfill legal requirements. Inventure provides a software solution to download digital tachograph data remotely.
The European Union regulations require companies to download the tachograph data every 90 days and the driver data every 28 days for each of their vehicles in their fleet. The digital tachograph remote download feature helps avoid time-consuming manual downloads from the digital tachograph. Inventure Automotive’s solution requires a physical connection to the DTCO and provides a serial connection to carry out remote card authentication or download data. Inventure, Inc. provides a software solution that can be integrated with any AVL (GPS based vehicle tracking) devices to meet customer needs. When implementing our solution in conjunction with an existing AVL, it is possible to decrease the number of required devices and the downloaded DTCO data can be transmitted wirelessly to a server.
The vehicle positioning itself is not enough for optimum logistics planning. A general estimate of driving times is not appropriate to plan effectively the drivers’ time schedule. Inventure Automotive is able to provide proper driving information when precise tachograph data is acquired from the tachograph (DTCO) and forwarded to your server eg. Continuous Driving Time, Cumulative Brake Time or Driver Identification Number.
Besides the RDL software solution, Inventure provides PC software as well to make the development and integration much easier. This software can emulate the behaviour of the server and control the communication between the RDL device and the PC. It provides examples on how to implement a server solution for remote data download using the RDL device. The software can also handle Smart Card Readers to accomplish remote authentication.