The tachograph toll is coming: First OBU-less tolling service for truck fleets

Through the tachograph toll, tolling services for CV fleets no longer rely on OBUs

Technological innovation makes on-board units for truck toll collection (OBUs) superfluous by using tachograph data and the new plug-and-play device VDO Link. The tachograph toll has the potential to relieve toll service providers from validating and maintaining a technological infrastructure.


For the first time, Continental together with its partner Axxès will offer tolling services for commercial vehicle fleets that no longer rely on so-called on-board units (OBUs) for electronic truck toll collection. The solution will use data that is available in the next Continental version of the smart tachograph, the VDO DTCO 4.1.To transfer the data to the Axxès cloud, the French tolling provider will use Continental’s VDO Link, a connectivity device that is plugged in the tachograph front interface. In this partnership, Continental takes care of the necessary technology, and thus enables Axxès to focus on providing even better end-customer service for transportation companies.


Tachograph toll just in time for retrofitting to second-version smart tachograph

The tachograph toll comes at the right time, since the European Commission’s Mobility Package makes it necessary to retrofit trucks used by fleet owners for international transport with new second-version smart tachographs in the coming years. By adding the tachograph toll to the picture, the investment in retrofitting may open additional benefits for commercial vehicle fleet operators.

Click here for more information on the tachograph toll in our press release.