TomTom Telematics and Continental have announced a collaboration to create a more efficient data archiving solution for HGVs.
The alliance brings together Europe's number one fleet management and transportation compliance solution providers, and will enable users to remotely transfer data from the truck to the back office without having to return the vehicles to the depot or head office.
The new integration links TomTom Webfleet with TIS-Web, part of Continental's VDO brand. Fleet managers using the new solution will have greater control over their digital tachograph data. Automated downloading of tachograph data from fleet vehicles, as well as automated uploading of tachograph data to TIS-Web, can help ease the burden of compliance with applicable legislation. As TIS-Web also analyses and assesses the tachograph data, it helps increase fleet efficiency by enabling fleet managers to reduce unwanted interruptions to vehicle schedules.
"Capturing and analyzing tachograph data in a timely and effective way has always been a challenge for large vehicle fleet owners, often creating additional expense such as time and even fines," said Thomas Schmidt, managing director at TomTom Telematics. "By connecting trucks directly with the back office we are helping to build better connected businesses that are in control of their data and can achieve more and reach their goals easier, faster and more efficiently. This new integration adds another component to our strong transport proposition."
Dr. Lutz Scholten, head of tachographs, telematics and service at Continental added: "It is a natural fit for two market leaders to be teaming up to provide a comprehensive solution that helps companies achieve compliance. The cooperation is another step in strengthening the compliance domain in Continental's fleet management solutions, which amongst others also encompass driver, vehicles, logistics and trailer solutions."
TIS-Web customers who have already installed TomTom Webfleet will also benefit as they can now merge the two solutions into a single customer-friendly solution.
The new app – Webfleet TachoShare TIS-Web Connect – will be available to customers from October 2016, initially in the DACH region with other regions in Europe to follow.