CONNECTING THE DIGITAL TACHOGRAPH TO THE ONBOARD COMPUTER A connection between the digital tachograph and the onboard computer allows operators to read out the driver card and the mass memory while on the road. Advanced FMS systems warn both the back office and the drivers in real time if the permitted driving and resting times are almost exceeded. Companies that have a clear view on working and resting times are able to flexibly adjust their planning, thereby maximising their productivity.
CONNECTING THE DIGITAL TACHOGRAPH TO CAN BUS If the digital tachograph is connected to the CAN bus, vehiclerelated data as well can be registered and processed, in addition to only triprelated data. This opens up possibilities to monitor fuel consumption and the drivers driving style. In general, goods vehicles with a maximum permissible weight over . tonnes are required to be fitted with tachograph recording equipment. This can be analogue or digital equipment. Analogue tachographs have been in use for approximately years, however, the EU now wants to take advantage of new technology to ensure the security of the recording of driver duty periods.
The introduction of digital tachographs makes the system less vulnerable to illegal acts by users trying to distort the data. Digital tachographs will allow for easier and better control of drivers’ hours by operators and the enforcement authorities. Which rules apply to you There are three sets of rules that could apply to your journey EU rules European Agreement Concerning the Work of Crews of Vehicles Engaged in International Road Transport AETR rules NI domestic rules The rules that will apply depend on the type of vehicle you re driving and which country you re driving in.
Read the following guides for more information Drivers’ hours and tachographs goods vehicles DFI websiteexternal link opens in a new window tab Drivers’ hours and tachographs passenger vehicles DFI websiteexternal link opens in a new window tab Tachograph Centres The Driver & Vehicle Agency DVA currently checks up to , tachograph charts per year.