Digital tachographs are mandatory on EU roads
Digital tachograph: guardians of the key
On 21 May 2008 the European Root Certification Authority (ERCA) celebrated the performance of the 50th key certification session provided to Member States and other associated countries in the context of the European legislation on the digital tachograph system.
As of 1 May 2006, a digital tachograph is mandatory on newly plated trucks to record the working and rest times of drivers. The ERCA, hosted by the JRC Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) in Ispra (Italy), oversees a key element of the security of the Digital Tachograph system: its cryptographic key management infrastructure. ERCA services started in October 2004. Since then, thirty countries have attended at least one of the 50 ERCA certification sessions in order to have their national public keys certified by ERCA.