Dr. Lutz Scholten, Vice President of Segment Tachographs, Telematics and Services at Continental, emphasizes that the new generation of the DTCO signifies an entry into a new era of secure data acquisition.
The new Tachograph Regulation (EU) 165/2014 takes effect in mid-2019. All newly registered trucks will then be required to have a smart on-board digital tachograph. And it will add numerous functional extensions. The interface to a global navigation satellite system and wireless data transmission for on-road inspections will make life easier for shipping companies and inspectors. A new encryption method will also offer greater security.