The Netherlands and Luxembourg Selects Axaltos Smart Card Solution

Monday 20 September 2004 18:02 CET | News

Axalto has been selected by the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water management, and Luxembourg Ministry of Transport to integrate its smart card technology into digital tachograph cards that will be available shortly to road transport professionals.

This highly secure technological solution will not only combat road safety violations but also enable efficient fleet management by European hauling companies. Benefits include real-time information on driver activity, accurate planning for journey times, reliable recording and output of driving time and speed, as well as a reduction in administration operational costs. The digital tachograph, also implemented in France and Spain, has been developed as part of a European road safety project. In compliance with the European Commission legislation, it will be mandatory in all 25 member states in 2004 for all truck and bus drivers to be equipped with electronic tachographs. A wider range of countries - including Norway, Russia, Switzerland and Turkey - is expected to comply with this legislation by 2009, making the total number of vehicles which will be equipped with an electronic tachograph be numbered in tens of millions. Through Axaltos smart card technology, the ageing paper-based tachographs will be replaced by an efficient, portable security device that can reliably record personal and confidential data.

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