Published: April 13, 2014 | Nottingham, UK
Microlise has extended its telematics software range with a remote digital tachograph product, enabling transport managers to download vehicle and driver data as often as every 24 hours.
The Remote Digital Tachograph Download product works simply by allowing data to be automatically obtained while vehicles are out on the road. This removes the need for drivers to present their card at a depot or for the periodic manual downloading of VU data – a process which is often time consuming and difficult when vehicles are out on the road or remotely located. Once data is downloaded, it can then be seamlessly uploaded for analysis.
The solution can even be set up to obtain not only driver card data, but activity, events, faults, technical calibration and detailed speed data from the vehicle head unit. This means it is capable of providing everything a transport operator needs to meet and exceed necessary compliances.
An added bonus of the new Remote Digital Tachograph Download product is that for Microlise’s existing customers, there is no need to buy and install any additional hardware. The Microlise ML30 telematics hardware unit has a secondary CANbus port which allows connection to the digital tachograph unit – meaning the ML30 unit can carry out its primary telematics functions as well as enabling remote download of digital tachograph data.
Microlise’s Remote Digital Tachograph Download product is already in use by a number of major logistics operators. It is available as an option for existing customers or as part of a complete solution for those currently considering their choice of telematics providers.
Microlise designs, develops and manufactures all of its products in the UK. On average, Microlise saves its customers over £172m per year in fuel costs and a recorded reduction in CO2 output of 333,000 metric tonnes per year.