Title: Possible Application of Short Range Communication Technologies in the Digital Tachograph System to Support Vehicles Filtering during Road Controls
Authors: OEHRY BernhardHAAS LukasMAHIEU VincentSCHEER Stefan
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC65951
ISBN: 978-92-79-20798-3 (print), 978-92-79-20799-0 (pdf)
ISSN: 1018-5593 (print), 1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 24894 EN
OPOCE LB-NA-24894-EN-C (print), LB-NA-24894-EN-N (pdf)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC65951
DOI: 10.2788/38011
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The existing Digital Tachograph is a regulatory instrument (mandatory by Council Regulation since 1st May 2006) to enforce the application of social regulations in road transport especially with the view to increase traffic safety. It records the work and the rest times of drivers as well as the vehicle speed over time with the aim to ensure that appropriate rest periods are taken by drivers and that a maximum of permissible speed is not exceeded. The original and prime functionality of the Digital Tachograph is to document, i.e. to record, the driving history of a driver and his vehicle. Nevertheless controls by the road safety authorities are rather inefficient while time-consuming. The proposed update to the existing regulation would rather guarantee the Digital Tachograph as a compliance device rather than as an accurate recorder of driving history. Basic innovation is the application of short range communication technologies (like RFID) allowing the road authorities to scan by-passing vehicles and thus increasing the throughput by the order of ten.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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