As a workshop you will need to prepare for the introduction of the smart tachograph including product upgrades as well as new products and equipment.
Programming, Calibration and Testing
Just like today, the new smart tachographs will need to be configured, programmed and calibrated. Our wireless Optimo2 workshop tool aims to deliver everything you need for configuring, programming and calibrating smart tachographs.
Optimo2 is regularly updated to meet the requirements of the ever changing tachograph marketplace and is being updated in order to satisfy all the requirements for the smart tachograph in the workshop environment.
This will include the correct testing procedure for the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) feature, as well as testing the Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) module*, designed for remote communication with enforcement authorities.
Certificates and Plaques
Our CITO2 workshop software for generating necessary certificates and plaques for tachograph calibration will also be updated. The new plaques will hold more information and will have to be larger, however we plan to use the same printers.
There will be new seals which will have a unique identification number allocated by the manufacturer. These will be fully traceable from manufacturer to installer. We plan to provide the new seals and distribute them through our workshop network.
Workshops will need to register the use of the seal after calibration. The seal number used at calibration must be recorded on the vehicle calibration plaque.
All workshop technicians must be issued with a new workshop card and have attended a 1C training course before being able to work with a smart tachograph.
You will only be able to calibrate smart tachographs after completion of an approved course.
Our training will provide workshop technicians with a comprehensive method for calibrating the new smart tachograph legally. We are currently preparing a smart tachograph training course to be submitted for approval by EU authorities.
*In conjunction with a DSRC tester.