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Taximeters

Working Group 1.31

Around the year 1900 it was prescribed for the first time that taxi fares have to be automatically determined and indicated by a taximeter. Since then, appearance and function of the instruments have evolved substantially. The pictures show historical instruments from 1900 and 1960 and two modern instruments. Modern designs are microprocessor-controlled devices which offer a great variety of possibilities of automatically setting the tariffs. The automatic preselection of a tariff by the internal clock is of particular importance. It allows day and night tariffs, weekend tariffs etc. to be set, the change from summer to winter time and vice versa also taking place automatically. The greatest part of the test work carried out by the PTB within the scope of type examinations concerns the testing of such optional features.

With the coming into force of the European Measuring Instruments Directive (MID,  2004/22/EG) the conformity assessments for taximeters are performed following this directive. The MID covers a taximeter before it is installed in a vehicle. Receipt printers receive a national type approval certificate (until end of 2014) or a Certificate of Type (since 2015).

The following list shows the approved instruments and the addresses of the manufacturers or of the German distributor (last change: November 2004):

Manufacturer Adress Type designation
Type approval mark
ALIK
MEE-Elektroniksysteme
Kirchstr. 7
76889 Barbelroth
Germany
MiniMeter MT-2000

18.02/95.03
ALIK
MEE-Elektroniksysteme
Kirchstr. 7
76889 Barbelroth
Germany
MT-3 Plus

18.02/92.01
ALIK
MEE-Elektroniksysteme
Kirchstr. 7
76889 Barbelroth
Germany
Typ MT-3

18.02/86.82
ALIK
MEE-Elektroniksysteme
Kirchstr. 7
76889 Barbelroth
Germany
Typ 21R

18.02/89.15
Digitax S.R.L Via Paolo Sarpi 12/14
62017 Portorecanati
Italy
Typ ET 807 E

18.02/88.08
Halda-Trancometer AB Flottiljatan 69
72131 Västeras
Sweden
Typ Halda M12

18.02/93.07
HALE electronic GmbH Eugen-Müller-Str. 18
5020 Salzburg
Austria
SPT-01

18.02/98.13
HALE electronic GmbH Eugen-Müller-Str. 18
5020 Salzburg
Austria
MCT-05

18.02/97.03
HALE electronic GmbH Eugen-Müller-Str. 18
5020 Salzburg
Austria
MCT-01

18.02/83.59
HALE electronic GmbH Eugen-Müller-Str. 18
5020 Salzburg
Austria
MCT-02

18.02/87.98
HALE electronic GmbH Eugen-Müller-Str. 18
5020 Salzburg
Austria
MCT-02018.02/90.31
HALE electronic GmbH Eugen-Müller-Str. 18
5020 Salzburg
Austria
MCT-04

18.02/93.15
Interfacom S.A C/Perú 104
08018 Barcelona
Spain
TX 30-C-01

18.02/95.02
Interfacom S.A C/Perú 104
08018 Barcelona
Spain
TX 28-C-03

18.02/94.05
Interfacom S.A C/Perú 104
08018 Barcelona
Spain
TX-28

18.02/91.07
KIENZLE ARGO TAXI INTERNATIONAL GmbH Heinrich-Hertz-Str. 5
78052 Villingen
Germany
1155

18.02/00.01
KIENZLE ARGO TAXI INTERNATIONAL GmbH Heinrich-Hertz-Str. 5
78052 Villingen
Germany
1150.01

18.02/93.16
KIENZLE ARGO TAXI INTERNATIONAL GmbH Heinrich-Hertz-Str. 5
78052 Villingen
Germany
ARGO 1145.01

18.02/90.32
KIENZLE ARGO TAXI INTERNATIONAL GmbH Heinrich-Hertz-Str. 5
78052 Villingen
Germany
1144-01

18.02/84.66
KIENZLE ARGO TAXI INTERNATIONAL GmbH Heinrich-Hertz-Str. 5
78052 Villingen
Germany
1148

18.02/94.07