Modern smartphones can do many things. They are telephone, camera and navigation device all in one. The apps from VDO, the manufacturer of the Digital Tachograph (DTCO), now turn the compact all-rounders into a remote control for truck drivers and a command center for fleet managers as well. Connected with the tachograph via the DTCO SmartLink, the versatile software solutions make daily driving appreciably more efficient and more comfortable. The DTCO SmartLink is available as of October also in the Pro version, which is suitable for the Apple iPhone.
The DTCO 2.0a permits truck drivers to optimally organize their driving and rest periods. Thanks to the VDO Counter, one look suffices to let drivers know how long they can continue to drive their vehicles to the exact minute. But: Often the digital tachograph is not installed directly within the driver s field of vision, explains Dr.
Moreover, VDO has developed a counterpart to the Driver app precisely tailored to the requirements of fleet management. The TIS-Web Fleet app is available to all VDO TIS-Web customers, and with an added messaging function makes the smartphone a user-friendly, cost-efficient interface between fleet manager and long-haul driver. Both parties can communicate with each other quickly and without complication by means of the app and at the same time access the fleet management data in VDO TIS-Web.
The continuous improvement of economy and efficiency is one of the major challenges in the industry. With two additional apps VDO assists the fleet manager in the accomplishment of this task: in conjunction with
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