The installation of the recording equipment is performed by vehicle manufacturers or by approved fitters and workshops.Vehicle manufacturers must pre-set the vehicle parameters during the installation (except the VRN and registration nation, which may default to a question mark if not known).

Physical seals are not required where protection is ensured by an electronic security function. Therefore the only seal required is the one securing the mechanical fitting of the sensor on the gearbox.


All technical specifications of the digital tachograph are described in the Commission Regulation (EC) n°1360/2002 of 13th June 2002 adapting for the seventh time to technical progress Council Regulation (EEC) n°3821/85 on recording equipment in road transport.