Sending digital tachograph data over GPRS network enables fulfilling EU directives

EU has set directives concerning drive times and rest periods, especially for the drivers of heavy vehicles. The regulations are aimed at improving the working conditions of drivers and road safety. In order to control that these regulations are followed EU set a directive making it mandatory to install a digital tachograph from 1 May 2006 onwards in all new vehicles having a mass of more than 3,5 tons (in goods transport) and carrying more than 9 persons ( in passenger transport). However, due to digital tachograph technology and the way the directive was constructed it has been very difficult and inefficient to collect the data from the tachographs installed in the vehicles. This has also been an important reason


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