Trials of the next generation of tachographs show that savings of 45 minutes of driving time a day are possible in multi-drop delivery work.
Stoneridge Electronics has just received type approval for the new digital tachograph. The big difference from existing units is that it records driving time and non-driving time in segments of a minute versus whole minute sections currently.
Trials under real world operating conditions in the Coca-Cola fleet in Sweden have shown that savings of 45 minutes driving time per day are possible in their typical multi-drop delivery work, a significant amount.
Stoneridge believes it is the first in the market with this technology. It is offering an early-adopter discount and reckons the units can be retro-fitted for under £800.