Before to write about this my new project let me introduce the argument.
As you probably know the commercial vehicles have a special hardware device able to record vehicle and drivers activity called Digital Tachograph.
How is stated in the EC website :
“The Digital Tachograph and the Smart Tachograph are recorder of the professional drivers’ activities (rest and driving hours).
It provides trustworthy information to EU enforcers controlling compliance with Social Regulation (EC) No 561/2006.”
The Digital Tachograph produces digital documents that you can download in your pc in the form of files with the extension .ddd/.DDD
Several companies offer hardware and sofware professional products to download, manage and archive these files as required by the law.
I am involved since 1991 as software developer in the remote tracking of commercial vehicles and valuable assets and for this reason I came across the documents created by Digital Tachograph.
One month ago I have started to develop an online tool able to convert the DDD files in a readable PDF document.
My aim is to create an handy and free tool for occasional conversion of your DDD files.
My tool cannot subsitute a commercial product, so if you need to satisfy the law requirements, you should use a product realized by a trusted company.
I am at the beginning of this project, but I want to make this tool available as soon as possible, so at the moment the tool is able to convert only Vehicle Unit generation 1 documents ( in italian and english language).
Vehicle Unit generation 2 is almost ready and it will available very soon.
It will follow the Driver Card.
You can try Tacho PDF, please remembar that is a very early stage tool !