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OBFCM & Fleet Management: What You Should Know

Updated at 13 Jul, 2023

— Explore OBFCM's role in reshaping Europe's automotive landscape. Understand its significance in fuel consumption and emission management.

OBFCM & Fleet Management: What You Should Know

What is Data OBFCM?

'What is Data OBFCM' you may ask? The OBFCM (On-Board Fuel Consumption Monitoring) regulation is an initiative by the European Commission affecting over 27 European countries. This new regulation mandates automotive manufacturers to monitor additional data on light vehicles released since January 2021 – fuel consumption.

Data OBFCM essentially quantifies two significant fleet aspects in real-time: total fuel consumption and total distance covered by a vehicle in its first 15 years of operation.

Importance Transmission Objective Consent
OBFCM data offers real-world insights into the vehicle's life, enhancing emission tests accuracy. Mandatory emission tests will require connected hardware and software to transmit this information. The European Environment Agency will use the data to monitor CO2 emissions. Storage and processing of this data will only occur with individual driver consent, adhering to General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR.

How To Deliver Data OBFCM?

Delivering data OBFCM effectively hinges on obtaining the right hardware and software that can communicate with secure servers, collect data efficiently, and ensure privacy. Here's a breakdown:

Data Collection Data Transmission Privacy Compliance
OBFCM requires on-board computers in vehicles to collect fuel consumption data. The collected data must be transmitted during the mandatory emission tests. The storage and processing of the data must comply with GDPR, ensuring the protection of personal data.

Empowering OBFCM with AutoPi TMU Device

With the OBFCM regulation in effect, it becomes crucial to equip vehicles with a reliable solution to fulfill these requirements. The AutoPi TMU device is an ideal solution, enabling you to pull all necessary data from the vehicle's OBD.

Efficient Data Collection Reliable Data Transmission Compliance
AutoPi TMU extracts data seamlessly from the vehicle's OBD, including fuel consumption. The AutoPi TMU device is built for connectivity, ensuring reliable data transmission during emission tests. AutoPi TMU aligns with GDPR requirements, safeguarding individuals' personal data.

Understanding and delivering data OBFCM becomes crucial with the new European Commission regulation. Equipped with an AutoPi TMU device, you can navigate these requirements with ease and efficiency, ensuring that your fleet remains compliant while also contributing to the broader environmental goal of monitoring CO2 emissions.

Looking for solutions tailored to your specific needs? Our team is here to help. Whether you're navigating the new OBFCM regulations, managing your fleet, or in need of assistance with AutoPi TMU devices, we're only a click away.

Reach out to us, and let's create a plan that's perfect for you. - Peter Falkesgaard Ørts

Article by

Peter Falkesgaard Ørts

CEO / Co-Founder / Sales / Hardware

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