The First PriPAYD (Privacy Friendly PayAsYouDrive) Electronic Unit 
Tuesday, 11 December 2007  
But what exactly is PriPAYD ? Basically, it’s a much less intrusive form of PAYD that aggregates all a vehicle’s data directly inside the electronic unit. Many countries, including Belgium, are already exploring this idea. France hasn’t been lingering far behind either ; the French PriPAYD solution has been around since 2001 and it’s called ebonus®. Dear to the heart of ACT Concepts, the idea of creating a device that computes statistics inside vehicles originated from the fear of black boxes. Since 2001 ebonus project has focused on elaborating its method of calculation. Voluntarily limiting the transfer of statistics to protect privacy was the first step. Choosing the right method for computing the calculations inside the box is the next step. To do this, there are two approaches, one more intrusive than the other :
Obviously in both cases the statistical data transferred at the end of a period (a week, a month...) is identical. But if we really want to prevent access to any data concerning a driver’s movements/whereabouts, it is clear that the second method is preferable. Watch this video to see how the second « nonintrusive » method works. This is the method used inside the ebonus® electronic unit. Find more :

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