Suggestions
    Go directly to
      Press Release
      May 12, 2022

      Facelift and Upgrade: The Second-Generation VDO WorkshopTab for Tachograph Maintenance is Here

      • The new tablet facilitates simple and reliable planning of service in truck workshops, ensuring continuity in inspection and calibration
      • The digital helper is now better than ever: future-ready software, longer battery life, an improved display and maintenance-friendly components
      • The VDO WorkshopTab 2, for comprehensive inspection and calibration in compliance with the German Road Traffic Licensing Regulations, is available now

      Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany, May 12, 2022. Continental’s Workshop Tablet, an essential tool in thousands of European truck workshops, has now come out in a version with a bigger and brighter display, improved handling and updated software. In anticipation of the coming surge in orders when smart second-version tachographs become mandatory, the VDO WorkshopTab 2 offers comprehensive inspection and legally compliant calibration in accordance with Section 57b of the German Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO). The successor to the VDO WorkshopTab is available now.

      The VDO WorkshopTab 2 features numerous improvements in details, but two important elements remain unchanged. First, the wizard will continue to guide users step by step through the inspection process to ensure that everything has been filled out correctly. Second, the wide range of services for the WorkshopTab will remain available. “This new generation will continue the success story of the WorkshopTab as an indispensable aid for efficient and reliable testing in accordance with the German Road Traffic Licensing Regulations,” says Marcello Lucarelli, Head of Connected Commercial Vehicle Solutions at Continental. “It will make inspections simpler, more reliable and easier to plan. In short, our customers will be ready for the future.”

      Brighter display and anti-reflective coating for outdoor work

      The new VDO WorkshopTab 2 immediately catches the eye with its 11.6-inch display, which is 20 percent larger than that of its predecessor. Moreover, the display is much brighter, with a luminance of 800 nits (predecessor: 350 nits). For comparison, the luminance of a typical computer monitor is 200 to 300 nits. The display also has a textured coating for glare prevention and better color rendering. These improvements are very helpful for outdoor work, for example calibration of the satellite signal to determine the exact location of a vehicle and measurement of the vehicle characteristic (w factor).

      A hard rubber edge for protection and a deeper card slot

      A hard rubber edge running all the way around the tablet protects it against impacts and provides a good non-slip grip. A new touch sensor in the device increases the responsiveness and sensitivity of the touchscreen, making work easier for workers with dirty hands. The card reader of the WorkshopTab 2 is also new. Workshop cards can now be inserted deeper into the slot. The cards can still be pulled out with no trouble, but they don’t protrude as much when the tablet is being used. If, however, the card slot happens to be damaged, replacement is simple because it is now a separate component.

      Many years of use: no problem thanks to Windows 10 and better computer components

      The WorkshopTab 2 offers better performance thanks to a new operating system: Windows Embedded 10 Enterprise with a long-term service warranty from Microsoft. It also has a faster Intel Pentium® microprocessor and increased battery capacity. The battery capacity of 5,900 milliampere hours (mAh) extends its operating time by almost 40 percent. Even when working at full load, the tablet can be used as long as 5.5 hours without need for recharging. The user interface and menu navigation remain unchanged since they were continuously updated in the first-generation tablet. “The WorkshopTab 2 ensures continuity in inspection work, and at the same time it’s ready for the future,” says Jan Engesser, product manager for the WorkshopTab. “It can be better integrated into IT architectures and has the capacity to meet future requirements for digital tachographs.”

      Easy replacement

      Replacing a WorkshopTab with a WorkshopTab 2 is very simple. Licenses and stored data can easily be transferred to the new device. As for other hardware, all accessories of the WorkshopTab can be used with its successor, with the exception of the docking station. Service contracts between licensed workshops and their partner dealers can also be transferred. “With this change in generations we’ve also put a strong emphasis on continuity in our customers’ processes,” says Jan Engesser. “Workshop customers and fleet customers can carry out the important Section 57b test without trouble. What’s more, the WorkshopTab 2 is more advanced, faster and easier to use.”

      For information on the new VDO WorkshopTab 2 as initial equipment or as a replacement, visit www.fleet.vdo.com/products/vdo-workshoptab-2.

      Available documents

      Cookie Policy

      We use cookies to provide you with the best experience on our website. Click on "Accept all" to allow all cookies or "Change cookie settings" to decide individually.

      Note: If you consent to the use of performance cookies, you also consent to the transfer of your personal data to insecure third countries (e.g. to the USA). These insecure third countries do not provide a level of data protection comparable to EU standards. In the case of certain third party providers, such as Google and Mouseflow, no other guarantees are offered to compensate for this deficit. There is therefore a risk that the transmission of your personal data may result in state authorities accessing your personal data without you having effective legal protection options.

      For more information on performance technologies and the transfer of data to third countries, please refer to the privacy policy.

      By clicking the "Accept all" button, you explicitly consent to this. Consent can be revoked at any time by changing the cookie settings. The further processing of data already collected before revocation by the third-party provider cannot be excluded.

      A cookie is a small data file that is stored on your device. We use cookies to provide basic and convenience functionalities, measure website performance and analyze user behavior on the website. 

      Required cookies are always activated because they are indispensable for the operation of the website and to store your cookie consent. Functional and performance cookies are optional. All optional cookies are deactivated by default.

      You can change your cookie settings at any time by visiting our Cookie Policy or by clearing the cache in your browser. 

      Show more Show less
      Back
      Required cookies Required

      These cookies are required to provide you with key functions.

      Functional cookies

      These cookies are used to provide certain functionalities to you.

      Performance cookies

      These cookies are used to measure website performance and user behavior. All collected data are analyzed anonymously.