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Trimble enhances driver login with Tap & Go tech

First publishedin Aggregates Business International
November December 2018
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Trimble has added Tap & Go technology to its Trimble FieldMaster driver login solution for field and fleet vehicles.

The company says the update addresses a major concern fleet and field service organisations face around driver login with existing electronic logging devices (ELDs).  

ELDs are mandated for compliance with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) hours of service (HOS) regulations and driver vehicle inspection requirements.

Trimble says the driver login procedure for many ELDs on the market today is time consuming and error prone. The company adds that Tap & Go technology will enable drivers to log in to their in-cab tablet with a tap of a keychain, sticker or ID card to start their ELD workflow.  

John Cameron, general manager of Trimble Field Service Management (FSM). “Our Tap and Go technology ensures drivers no longer need to spend valuable time manually typing in lengthy usernames and passwords which can cause frustration.”

The Tap & Go technology is based on Near Field Communication (NFC) and comes in the form of a low-cost compatible card or sticker that can be purchased from a variety of approved sources.

Tap & Go offers a range of options for drivers, including existing NFC employee ID cards, keychains, badge cards or stickers, which can be attached to a wallet or driver’s licence.  No system set-up is required and drivers can initialise the technology themselves and start using it immediately.

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