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DTCO® SmartLink

Your access to free-of-charge VDO apps

DTCO SmartLink

Data is transmitted via Bluetooth.

DTCO SmartLink
Manual Entry at DTCO 2.2 via Fleet App
VDO Apps

Your advantages at a glance

  • Digital tachograph data is sent to a smartphone via Bluetooth
  • Easy to plug into the front panel interface of a tachograph
  • Unlocks all free VDO apps


With the DTCO SmartLink, you can easily connect your digital tachograph to a smartphone. The device is a plug & play solution: all you need to do is plug it into the download interface of the digital tachograph and enter a PIN into the smartphone when you start it up for the first time. This activates future data transmission via Bluetooth. And now you can use all the free VDO apps.

Overview of all apps

DTCO release statuses

Do you have an older version of the digital tachograph?

You see here which functions are supported on the different devices and which updates you may need.

 DTCO 1.3DTCO 1.4DTCO 2.0*DTCO 2.0aDTCO 2.1DTCO 2.2
Remote HMI
Driver history
Vehicle Data
GPS Data with DTCO Geoloc **
VDO Counter **
Independent motion signal support
1-minute rule
Advance warning of periodic test interval, card expiry
Graphic printouts
Remote download interface for remote download (DLD) and SmartLink ** ** ** ** ** **
Rest period with ignition off
Consumption recorded with DTCO Fuelgate

* Upgrade of the release to release 2.1 is possible via workshop
** Must be activated with an Update Card (At service device already activated)

See how you can simply check, if VDO Counter is activated or not:

Insert a valid driver card inside the card slot of the DTCO and perform the manual entry. As soon the card has been scanned completly press 3 times the "arrow down" button.

In case you see following screen inside the DTCO Display, the VDO Counter is already activated.


DTCO Connect

Your key into new business opportunities with digital tachographs from VDO

With DTCO® connect we offer you an extensive package of useful data for developing customized apps for the commercial vehicle market. To customize your applications in a perfect way benefit from DTCO® connect – accessing data of VDO digital tachograph DTCO®.

DTCO® connect provides a wide range of datasets – the digital tachograph DTCO® stores 124 different datasets with driver-related information, vehicle related information and tachograph-related information. All data is available in real time so ideally usable for close to customer developed applications.

Your advantages at a glance

  • Full access to all datasets stored in the digital tachograph DTCO®
  • Possibility of totally new sales approaches
  • All round carefree package including manual, hardware and tele-support
  • Brand marketing: labelling with DTCO® and VDO logo


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