New Digital Tachograph

The European Parliament approved, on January 15 in Strasbourg, the text for a new generation of tachographs. One of the main characteristics of these devices is that they will be connected to a satellite positioning service, which will reduce manipulation, thus opportunities for fraud.

One of the main characteristics of these devices is that they will be connected to a satellite positioning service, which will reduce manipulation, thus opportunities for fraud. However, the new devices will not be coming into use immediately. First, the Commission has to adopt technical specifications, which should be completed this year. From that point, the sector will have three years to adapt. Vehicles registered for the first time in around 2018 and following years will be concerned. Older vehicles may continue to operate with the current device initially, a period that may last up to 15 years. The adopted text can be found here: Dansk: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/doc/srv?l=DA&t=PDF&gc=true&sc=false&f=ST%2011532%202013%20REV%204  Svensk: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/doc/srv?l=SV&t=PDF&gc=true&sc=false&f=ST%2011532%202013%20REV%204