EU LEGISLATION SHOULD CLEAR WAY FOR WIDESPREAD INSTALLATION OF DIGITAL TACOGRAPHS ON CARS

BY KEITH NUTHALL

A NEW European Union (EU) law will clear the way for fleets to fit digital tacographs in cars, SUVs and light vans if they choose. Until now, this technology was only authorised under EU technical legislation for use in lorries and buses, but now the European Commission has extended its scope to smaller vehicles. A Brussels communiqué noted that in the past: "For some light vehicles [cars and vans], it was technically not possible to install the equipment...to meet [the necessary] functional and security requirements". The ...


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