Smart Tachograph

Smart Tachograph activities

Smart tachographs are the new generation of on-board mandatory digital recorders to enforce the EU legislation on professional drivers driving and resting times (social regulation). The new features make full use of advanced digital technologies such as satellite positioning, short range communication for road enforcers and interconnection with other telematics applications (such as smart parking or pay as you drive apps), through a harmonised Intelligent Transport System interface. It will allow automatic recording of start and final location of journeys and will also enable remote access to some tachograph data via wireless data transmission to control authorities.


The Smart Tachograph is mandatory for newly registered vehicles since 19 June 2019

All documents useful for the implementation of the Smart Tachograph legislation are added on this page.

Communications

Communications regarding Interoperability activities (Test request, new manufacturer codes...) must be addressed to: jrc-iot@ec.europa.eu

Communications regarding new ERCA policy and National policies review (request for signing certificates, test keys)) must be addressed to: jrc-erca@ec.europa.eu

or by written to:

Digital Tachograph Root Certification Authority
Head of the Citizen and Digital Citizen Security Unit
Space Security and Migration Directorate
Joint Research Centre (TP 580)
European Commission
Via Enrico Fermi, 2749
I-21027 Ispra (VA)

[NEW] Smart Tachograph version 2

The Digital/Smart Tachograph's traditional mission has been the enforcement of the "Social legislation in road transport" (Regulation (EC) No 561/2006); notably the respect of driving/resting periods, working time or activity recording are key aspects of this legislation. The Smart Tachograph version 2 also supports the control and enforcement of additional legislation in the area of road transport: "Cabotage" (Regulation (EC) 1072/2009) and "Posting of workers" (Directive 96/71/EC amended in 2018).
The Smart Tachograph version 2 will implement a basic Geographic Information System of national borders in order to register the position and time when a border crossing between two different countries takes place. In addition, the Tachograph will improve robustness against GNSS jamming and spoofing attacks by using Open Service Navigation Message Authentication (OS-NMA) from Galileo. Other new relevant features to strengthen security are the secure software upgrade mechanism and the ITS interface that become both mandatory.

The Smart Tachograph version 2 will be mandatory for newly registered vehicles as of 21 August 2023 and for all vehicles involved in international transport as of 21 August 2025.

All documents useful for the implementation of the Smart Tachograph version 2 legislation are added on this page.

Adoption of the legislation:

On 18 March 2016 the European Commission adopted legislation defining the new technical specifications for smart tachographs.

The new legislation can be found here:

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1468399756621&uri=CELEX:32016R0799

The amendment to this legislation can be found here (publication 28/02/2018):

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1524124831090&uri=CELEX:32018R0502

[NEW] Smart Tachograph version 2 amendment (publication 16/07/2021):

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32021R1228&qid=1628667708418

Publication of seals standard EN 16882:

The standard EN 16882 "Road vehicles - Security of the mechanical seals used on tachographs - Requirements and test procedures" is yet available.

Information on the standard can be found here:

https://standards.cen.eu/dyn/www/f?p=204:110:0::::FSP_LANG_ID,FSP_PROJECT:25,41530&cs=1135875F3C8B02705BD4131548ED1C30C

Smart Tachograph Documentation

Smart Tachograph Tecnical Specifications

Click on the following document to be downloaded:

pdf COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/799 - [PDF-18.5MB]

pdf COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/5002 - [PDF-3.58MB]

[NEW] Smart Tachograph version 2 Tecnical Specifications

Click on the following document to be downloaded:

pdf COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2021/1228 - [PDF-19MB]

Smart Tachograph Protection Profiles (2017)

Please follow the links to access the certified Protection Profiles on the BSI website:

Vehicle Unit Protection Profile (VU PP) v1.0

Tachograph Card Protection Profile (TC PP) v1.0

Motion Sensor Protection Profile (MS PP) v1.0

External GNSS Facility (EGF PP) v1.0

The certified Protection Profiles are also available on the Common Criteria portal at the following link, under the "Other Devices and Systems" section:

Smart Tachograph Protection Profiles on the Common Criteria portal

[NEW] Smart Tachograph version 2 Protection Profiles (2021)

Please follow the links to access the certified Protection Profiles on the BSI website:

Vehicle Unit Protection Profile (VU PP) v1.15

External GNSS Facility (EGF PP) v1.10

The certified Protection Profiles are also available on the Common Criteria portal at the following links:

Vehicle Unit Protection Profile (VU PP) v1.15

External GNSS Facility (EGF PP) v1.10

The Smart Tachograph version 1 Protection Profiles (2017) for Card and Motion Sensor are also applicable to the The Smart Tachograph version 2

[NEW] Smart Tachograph version 2 Digital Maps

The Smart Tachograph version 2 uses a digital map for the implementation of new features such as border crossing registration.

This list provides the digital hashes and download links to the reference NUTS maps published by Eurostat:

pdf Smart Tachograph version 2 - Digital Maps List - Eurostat NUTS maps - Updated by 12/11/2021

[NEW] Smart Tachograph version 2 VU, Remote HMI specification & Transport protocol for ITS

Click on the following document to be downloaded:

pdf VU, Remote HMI specification & Transport protocol for ITS - [PDF-3,2MB] - Updated by 12/11/2021

Smart Tachograph ERCA Policy

Click on the following document to be downloaded:

pdf Smart Tachograph - European Root Certificate Policy and Symmetric Key Infrastructure Policy v1.0 - [PDF-1.35MB] - Updated by 14/06/2018

Smart Tachograph Components Interoperability Test Specification

Click on the following document to be downloaded:

pdf Smart Tachograph Components Interoperability Test Specification Version 1.00 - [PDF-1.20MB] - Updated by 25/07/2018

zipSmart Tachograph Interoperability Test (IOT) - Root Certificates - [ZIP-10KB]

Type approval Guidelines

Click on the following document to be downloaded:

pdf Smart Tachograph Type Approval Guidelines Draft Version 0.5 - [PDF-1.70MB] - Updated by 13/06/2018

Smart Tachograph Sample Set of Keys and Certificates

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pdf Smart Tachograph sample set of keys and certificates v1.2 - [PDF-1.2MB] - Updated by 12/04/2017

zipSamples Keys for Smart Tachograph v1.4 - [ZIP-140KB] - Updated by 13/06/2017

Smart Tachograph Keys and Certificates Generation Tool

Click on the following document to be downloaded:

pdf Manual v1.0 - [PDF-1MB]

zipGeneration Tool v1.0.0 - [ZIP-230KB]

Smart Tachograph Sample Set of CSRs, KDRs and KDMs

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pdf Smart Tachograph sample set of CSRs, KDRs and KDMs v1.0 - [PDF-720KB] - Updated by 09/02/2018

zipCSRs, KDRs and KDMs samples v1.0 - [ZIP-81KB] - Updated by 09/02/2018