Digital Tachograph - External GNSS Facility (EGF)

Tachograph / Hardware Devices with Security Boxes

Certification Body

Bundesamt fĂźr Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI)


European Commission - Joint Research Centre

Point of Contact

Certification ID


PP Version


CC Version

3.1 Revision 4

CC Conformance Claim

CC part 2 extended
CC part 3 conformant
EAL 4 augmented by ATE_DPT.2 and AVA_VAN.5
Conformance claims to this protection profile requires strict conformance

Certification status

Certified 19 May 2017




The Protection Profile Digital Tachograph – External GNSS Facility (EGF) addresses security requirements for a GNSS module in the sense of Annex 1C of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/799 of 18 March 2016 implementing Regulation (EU) 165/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

A GNSS receiver receives GNSS satellite signals and based on those calculates the vehicle’s position and speed, among other quantities.

It is intended to be used within a digital tachograph system, which contains vehicle units, motion sensors, tachograph cards, remote communication facilities (if applicable), remote early detection communication readers, etc.

Relation to other PPs

If the vehicle unit is used in combination with an external GNSS facility, the external GNSS facility is considered to be a part of the vehicle unit. When the GNSS receiver is within the same physical boundary as the vehicle unit, its security is covered by the Protection Profile for the Vehicle Unit. When it has a separate physical boundary in the form of an EGF, its protection is addressed through the EGF-PP.