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Get first in line to upgrade your tachograph

Due to new EU regulations, all trucks, coaches, and buses in cross-border traffic will need a new tachograph. The sooner you upgrade, the sooner you can reap the benefits. We can fit a new smart tachograph version 2 for just £1879.00.

What you need to know about the new tachograph

A new version of the smart tachograph has been mandated by the UK and the EU for all commercial heavy-duty vehicles, registered from the 21st August 2023.


All vehicles registered before 21 August 2023 will need a SMT2 if you engage in cross-border traffic. The following dates for retrofitting apply:


Vehicles currently equipped with an analogue or digital non-smart tachograph need to upgrade by 31 December 2024


Vehicles currently equipped with a smart tachograph version 1 need to upgrade by 18 August 2025.

Our promise to you

Scania quality you can trust

We know you expect only the highest quality service from us and like every other Scania product and service, you can rely on us to deliver. A tachograph fitted in a Scania workshop comes with a 24m-fitted warranty as standard.

Combine your visits

Do you have a scheduled service coming up? Talk to your service provider to add the tachograph upgrade while the truck is in the shop. And while you’re at it, let us schedule your entire fleet all at once, even if you have a mixed fleet/multiple brands.

Save a calibration fee

If your current tachograph is due for a calibration, you can save time and money by upgrading instead of calibrating.

Multiple choice of tachographs

We offer multiple brands of tachographs, including Stoneridge and Continental, so you can rest assured that your vehicle will be fitted with a tachograph you like and feel comfortable with.

Fully authorised

In order to carry out a tachograph upgrade and / or calibration, your dealer needs to be fully authorised. To find your closest authorised Scania dealer click here.

One less stop

A smart tachograph version 2 can automatically detect border crossings so drivers can enter countries seamlessly without needing to stop.

Best time for you

To minimise the impact on your operations, we’ll work with you to find the best time to have the tachograph upgrade carried out.

Combine the costs

If you already have a maintenance contract with us, you can choose to add the cost of the tachograph upgrade to your existing agreement. Talk to your Scania representative to find out more.

Frequently asked questions

The new tachograph legislation mandates that all commercial vehicles over 3.5 tonnes must have a smart tachograph version 2 (SMT2) installed for continued traffic to and / or between European countries.


Vehicles registered after the 21 August 2023 are all fitted with SMT2 tachographs, regardless of whether they operate internationally or not.

Smart tachograph version 2 (SMT 2) are compulsory for all   commercial vehicles over 3.5 tonnes registered after 21 August 2023.


For vehicles registered before 21 August 2023 and engaged in cross-border traffic, the following dates apply:


Vehicles equipped with an analogue or digital non-smart tachograph need to upgrade to a SMT 2 tachograph by 31 December 2024.


Vehicles equipped with a smart tachograph version 1 need to upgrade to a SMT 2 tachograph by 18 August 2025.

There are a few ways to find out whether your vehicle has a smart tachograph version 2. For example, the VDO DTCO 4.1 has a small Bluetooth icon on the top right-hand side of the display, and the Stoneridge SE5000 smart 2 tachograph shows the word ”Smart 2” above the SE5000 name on the right hand side of the unit.

Less manual input and fewer stops, basically. Automatic border crossing detection eliminates the need for manual entry. Since roadside inspection officers can communicate remotely with the smart tachograph version 2 without stopping the vehicle, compliant drivers will be able to continue their journey uninterrupted, saving time and resources.

The penalties differs somewhat between the EU member states, but in general, not having a smart tachograph version 2 installed and in use by the specified deadlines, or driving without a type-approved tachograph installed is considered a ”most serious infringement” (MSI) or a ”very serious infringement” (VSI) and could result in fines of up to €30 000.

The retrofit will require up to five hours in a Scania workshop.


No, your Scania workshop can handle your entire fleet, regardless of brand.

The new tachograph legislation is part of the EU Mobility Package, which is a collection of European laws and regulations for the transport sector aimed at improving social conditions for drivers, increasing road safety and providing equal access to European markets.

New features of the smart tachograph version 2 include automatic border detection via satellite connection and built in Bluetooth capabilities for wireless readout of tachograph data.

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