The tachograph is a device that records the driving time, breaks, rest periods as well as periods of other work undertaken by a driver, in order to prevent fatigue and guarantee fair competition and road safety. Since 15 June 2019, trucks and buses registered in the EU for the first time must have a smart digital tachograph installed, with the aim to improve the enforcement of the EU rules on driving and resting times, in line with the efforts by the Commission with the "Europe on the Move" packages for a socially fair transition towards clean energy and digitalisation. The smart digital tachograph features technologically advanced functionalities and allows for the positioning of the vehicle via satellite and the transmission of information to control authorities via short-range communication technology. There are, however, some pending issues related to the smart tachograph. 

CORTE has been working on the issues related to tachograph within the framework of its working groups on Enforcement, Calculation Rules and Cards bringing together enforcement authorities and the road transport industry. In addition, together with the European Commission (DG MOVE & DG JRC), the IRU, tachograph & card manufacturers, and CORTE Board Members, CORTE works on the implementation of the smart tachograph into the AETR through its involvement in the Group of Experts on AETR and the organisation of a series of workshop to introduce the new technical features to non-EU/AETR contracting parties.


Smart Enforcement
Eu Driving & Resting Times
New Mobility
Critical Infrastructure
Posting of Drivers
Big Data
Road Cargo Crime
Tachograph Card Issuing
Intelligent Transport Systems
Calculation Rules