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The Digital Tachograph is a 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 was introduced to:

In order to fulfill these objectives the digital tachograph requires a motion sensor paired with it and smartcards which are used to control secure access to the device and its data for drivers, law enforcers, companies and workshops.

Increase road safety, by controlling the activity of the drivers (limiting daily driving hours)


Ensure minimum working conditions standards for professional drivers


Guarantee fair competition between EU transport companies