In collaboration with KGK Norway and Dräger, we have now integrated Tenix with alcolock from Dräger. Sagasystem is now also approved as an alcolock workshop by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and offers both installation and service of alcolocks. In addition to our own personnel, we have so far established certified partners in Oslo and the surrounding area and in the Stavanger region. Other areas are currently covered by their own certified personnel.
All buses (M3) and minibuses (M2) registered in Norway after 1 January 2019 and which carry passenger transport with compensation, must be equipped with alcolock.
Vehicles registered before January 1, 2019 must get retrofitted with alcolock by the end of 2023 or be taken out of service.
Alcolock is a device that is usually connected to the ignition system and which is intended to prevent the driver from starting the vehicle with alcohol in blood.
The alcolock consists of a handset and an electronic box (relay). On the handset there is a mouthpiece that the driver must blow in. If the driver does not take a breathing test or the alcolock measures a blood alcohol above the defined limit, the vehicle will not be able to start.
The driver must breathe deeply and blow evenly for about four seconds before the vehicle can be started. The driver should not blow very hard when blowing the test. If the driver does not take a breathing test or the alcolock measures blood alcohol above the defined limit value, the alcolock is locked for a shorter period with a warning. After the first invalid breathing test, the alcolock is locked for a few minutes and longer for any new invalid breath tests. Our alcohol lock is not programmed such. If the test is not approved, our alcolock will take about 15 seconds before a new test can be done.
It is not permitted to download or store data from the alcolock beyond what is necessary to perform service and maintenance. The technical data must not be linked to the drivers and must be deleted immediately after necessary service and maintenance has been completed.
The alcolock is physically connected to Tenix hardware. To drive a bus, the following process is required:
Step-by-step process for the drivers:
Starting a new route:
In the event of deviations from this process or in the event of getting negative results for the alcohol test, it is possible to send notification via SMS and / or Email to selected personnel.
History and reports within the law allow are available in the Tenix web system as a dedicated module.
It can be filtered and searched similarly to other known reports in the system.
A web interface can also be provided for a data export to internal operating systems.
Check of the alcolock can now be read via Tenix. This simplifies service and maintenance considerably and will be a cost-reducing measure in the operation of alcolocks.