TomTom Business Solutions has entered into a strategic partnership with DAKO, a European provider of solutions for regulatory worktime and driving time compliance based on the use of tachographs.
The move broadens the services TomTom offers and will see the two companies working on the integration of fleet management and tachograph services.
In the near future, the ability to download data remotely from a tachograph will be included in TomTom Business Solutions’ WEBFLEET offerings, using the standard in vehicle on-board unit TomTom LINK 510.
Thomas Schmidt, managing director of TomTom Business Solutions, said: “We foresee the European regulations concerning working time and drivers’ hours taking on greater importance and possibly moving to the light commercial vehicle market.
“Our aim is to help businesses be compliant in the most cost-efficient way, without disruptions to daily business. Our solutions will help our customers to better manage their vehicles while complying with both national and Europe-wide rules. We will offer fleet efficiency and compliance under one roof.”
Both companies continue to individually develop and launch their own products.
TomTom will integrate the new capability into its ISO27001 certified WEBFLEET platform.
It plans to launch a product for the remote-controlled download of tachograph data, its compliant data analysis and long term archiving later this year.