Activation is the phase where the recording equipment becomes fully operational and implements all functions, including security functions. Before its activation, the recording equipment must accept any vehicle parameters entered, without authenticating the user (= without the presence of a workshop card) and does not record driver activity nor events nor faults.

The activation is triggered by the first insertion of a workshop card in the Vehicle Unit. Vehicle manufacturers or approved workshops/fitters must perform the activation of the recording equipment before shipping the vehicle to transport operators/drivers.

If a specific pairing operation is needed between the Motion Sensor and the Vehicle Unit, this pairing operation must be part of the activation.
After its activation, the recording equipment fully enforces access control requirements and data recording is fully operational and secured.