ZF, the leading global technology company, has announced its acquisition of Intellic Germany GmbH, a Berlin-based advanced tachograph technology company with 20 employees. The acquisition further consolidates ZF’s capability to supply solutions across the entire commercial vehicle transport value chain.
As per ZF, the smart tachograph will become the central trusted device in the commercial vehicle sector in Europe from 2023. By Q3 CY23, manufacturers in Europe will be required to install next-generation smart tachographs in new vehicles, and by the end of 2024, they will replace analogue tachographs altogether.
Further, the integration of trusted smart tachograph data with ZF’s recently launched SCALAR fleet orchestration platform will enable more efficient routing, dispatching, and driver scheduling to help significantly enhance fleet efficiency, said ZF. As the “black box” of the vehicle, verified data will include the entry of local times, precise real-time clocking, secure Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), and an Intelligent Traffic System interface (ITS).
Hjalmar Van Raemdonck, Head of Digital Systems Solutions, ZF Commercial Vehicle Solutions said that leveraging the data integrity of smart tachographs will open opportunities in logistics, and infrastructure optimisation.
He said, “As a uniquely regulated and trusted data centre, smart tachographs will have an increasingly important role to play in the road transportation ecosystem.”