Continental introduces recorder

Continental introduced its VDO RoadLog electronic onboard recorder Wednesday 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 HOS limits with a visible and audible signal. In addition to HOS recording, the RoadLog will provide information on Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports, International Fuel Tax Agreement and International Registration Plan.

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 online system with web-based services.

Production is scheduled to begin in June and initially will be available through dealer networks.