Stoneridge Electronics gained the first Type Approval certification for its next generation of digital tachographs. Prices make a retrofitted unit installed for typically under £800.
Stoneridge’s new digital tachograph, the SE5000 ExaktTM, is designed and manufactured at the company’s European headquarters in Sweden the company hopes that it will bring major efficiency gains to the road transport industry. What makes the new digital tachograph different 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. This could make the difference between a driver being able to legally complete his delivery route and having to call in a reserve vehicle or driver.