Continental introduces recorder

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Updated Mar 23, 2012

Continental on Wednesday, March 21, introduced its VDO RoadLog electronic onboard recorder in Louisville, Ky. The RoadLog includes an integrated printer that allows the driver to print daily and weekly hours-of-duty status records that mimic a paper log. A USB “driver key” enables easy digital data handoff to a compliance manager.

The device warns drivers if they are approaching hours-of-service limits with a visible and audible signal. In addition to hours-of-service recording, the RoadLog will provide information on Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports and International Fuel Tax Agreement and International Registration Plan status.

The RoadLog EOBR has a suggested retail price of $499 and requires no monthly fees or additional hardware. The device is Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration-compliant, and the software can be upgraded if federal regulations change. Future RoadLog options include wireless download via cellular networks and an online system with Web-based services. Production is scheduled to begin in June and initially will be available through dealer networks.