LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - TomTom and M2M DataSmart unveiled the TomTom Bridge Kit at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show, designed to provide truckers with the necessary tools for electronic logging.
The Bridge ELD Kit includes the TomTom Bridge, an in-truck toolbox with mount and power cable, a vehicle-specific connector and a subscription to the Hours of Service app from M2M DataSmart. The device also links with TomTom’s maps, traffic, and navigation software.
“The transportation industry is changing rapidly. As a company that embraces movement and change, we are constantly innovating to meet our customers’ needs,” said Jocelyn Vigreux, president of TomTom North America. “The TomTom Bridge is built for life on the road. A large number of truckers are already using our device worldwide and the kit will help them work smarter and move faster.”
The TomTom Bridge has a fully customizable interface and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with a 7-inch screen. In addition to wireless connectivity, it includes the integration of applications and direct connection to TomTom Bridge’s hardware features such as Near-Field Communication, an integrated camera, flash, Bluetooth, a loud speaker for vehicle use, and a custom charging cradle that can be mounted in any vehicle.
M2M DataSmart has a dedicated focus on the trucking market and brings its HOS and vehicle inspection applications to the device.
“This kit helps drivers feel confident in complying with the ELD mandate,” said Michael Switzer, president of M2M DataSmart. “Because the TomTom Bridge incorporates wireless connectivity, reports can be seen in real time by the maintenance department and the fleet manager.”