ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Continental, a global supplier of systems, components and tires to automobile and truck manufacturers, as well as a supplier of electronic logging device capabilities, has expanded its VDO RoadLog installation kit portfolio with a new line of 9 Pin Green Installation Kits.
This addition increases the capability of the VDO RoadLog ELD program to run a single platform in mixed fleets with plug-and-play convenience, according to Alexis Capelle, Continental ELD program manager.
The VDO RoadLog 9 Pin Green Installation Kits support 2015 and newer trucks that utilize 9 Pin type II (green) Deutsch diagnostic ports, as well as pre-2015 9 Pin type I (black) Deutsch diagnostic ports. The VDO RoadLog 9 pin Green Connectors are available as a direct connection or as a Y-Cable configuration that leaves an open diagnostic port and cleanly installs into the vehicle cab.
The new installation kits are available as a 9 Pin Direct Cable (P/N 3290-90101200), 9 Pin Y with Flange Cable (P/N 3290-90101300) and 9 Pin Y with Plastic Nut Cable (P/N 3290-90101400).
“VDO RoadLog is a breakthrough in log automation and one of the first stand-alone ELDs offered in North America, providing an affordable, easy to use, plug-and-play solution for compliance reporting,” Capelle said. “VDO RoadLog combines GPS data with input from the vehicle to create a digital log that the driver can either download or print out as needed. It is available as a stand-alone unit without monthly fees and as a connectivity package with affordable monthly plans.”
VDO RoadLog Fleet Online brings innovation to logbook automation and fleet management with an expanded range of new products and services, Capelle said, adding that the VDO RoadLog portfolio now offers online and mobile connectivity for both fleets and owner operators that will not only improve operational efficiency for drivers and fleet managers, but also make the workload easier and less stressful.
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