UL releases second generation of the UL Smart Tachograph Personalization Validation Tool

UL is proud to announce the launch of the Smart Tachograph Card Personalization Validation Tool.

Smart Tachographs are the new generation of on-board mandatory digital recorders to enforce the EU legislation on professional drivers driving and resting times. The second generation (Smart) Tachograph is required in all commercial vehicles registered after June 15 2019.

The UL Smart Tachograph Card Personalization Validation Tool (PVT) is intended for Smart Tachograph card manufacturers or personalization service providers as well as OEMs or EU Member States who want to test and/or verify the correct functioning of a Smart Tachograph card. The tool is designed for testing the Smart Tachograph card is personalized correctly in compliance with EU Commission Implementing Regulation 2016/799.

‘‘We are very proud to release the UL Smart Tachograph Card Personalization Validation Tool’, Ibrahim en-Nali, Technology Director at UL said. ‘‘ In order to verify reliable functioning of the Smart Tachograph card system, it is mission-critical to have the most current and up-to-date tool that tests the personalization data of Smart Tachograph cards to ensure everything is correct and compliant.’’

As an independent advisory and test partner, UL provides in-depth knowledge and expertise related to the Tachograph and wider automotive security community. For over a decade, UL has actively contributed to the Tachograph community by supporting the standardization and specification of the Digital and Smart Tachograph as well as providing state-of-the-art test tools and services.