Before you get started:
Confirm that your tachograph is compatible with our system.
For HGV, we advise using an FMS port when available. If this is not available, you can install the Samsara kit directly into the back of the tachograph.
Other vehicles, such as vans, may require a different setup. Please reach out to our Support team.
To install a remote tachograph:
Locate the Tachograph.
The tachograph is commonly found above the driver’s head in most HGVs. Other vehicles might have a tachograph placed elsewhere.
Install Vehicle Gateway (VG).
There are two ways to install the VG: Using the FMS connector (preferred) or by connecting to the back of the Tachograph.
Locate the FMS connector.
The location of FMS connectors vary depending on the make and model of your vehicle. In most cases, the FMS connector will be found near the tachograph, or near to the fuse box on the passenger side.
Pull out the FMS connector and connect the VG34 using the cable labeled CBL-VG-BFMS.
If FMS is not available, you can connect the VG directly into the back of the tachograph using the cables labeled CBL-VG-BHGV into CAN A and B, as well as CBL-VG-BTDC into CAN C.
More detailed instructions are provided with the cable kit you receive; these guides are also found on our Product Documentation page:
Install the camera.
Connect the camera to the appropriate location depending on where the VG is installed at either the top console or on the passenger side.
If the VG is stored in the above compartment, the cable to the camera can run along the edge of the windshield.
If the VG is using an FMS connector and is stored behind the passenger compartment, the camera cable can run along the lower edge of the windshield.