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CNMV 21                                                                            Page 2 of 4

1. Scope: this specification applies to electronic taximeters (hereinafter referred to as "taximeters"),

i.e., with electronic devices, a pricing meter installed in a profit seeking small bus or a taxi to

calculate and display the amount payable by the passenger.

2. Definition of Terms

2.1 Stationary verification: the initial verification of a taximeter, which is conducted after the taximeter is produced.

2.2 Wheels verification (running verification): the re-verification of a taximeter, which is conducted after a taximeter is installed in the car.

2.3 Set number of signals: the number of pulse waves received by a taximeter, a numeric value representing a distance travelled of 1 km.

2.4 Initial charge: a minimum fixed sum to be paid by the passenger.

2.5 Distance count: the pricing mode based on distance travelled.

2.6 Time count: the pricing mode for calculating the charge according to the time of delay under a prescribed speed.

2.7 Distance and time count: the pricing mode for calculating the charge according to the distance travelled and the time of delay under a prescribed speed.

2.8 Fare: the charge calculated by the taximeter.

2.9 Range setting: related parameters for setting tariffs.

3. Construction

3.1 The following items shall be marked or indicated on the front panel of a taximeter:

 (1) Serial number and type;

(2) Signal setup (revolutions);

(3) Fare (NTD), distance (kilometer), time (minute, second);

(4) Brand;

(5) Type approval number; and

(6) The space left for adherence of a verification compliance tag.

A taximeter with an automatic control of the surcharge calculation shall indicate the real


3.2 When any function key is pressed, a beep prompt shall be given and clearly display or indicate the conditions of the taximeter used.

3.3 The taximeter shall be installed in an obvious place in the car, facing the customers' seats.

3.4 Another through-hole shall be drilled on the left side or right side of the cover referred to in the preceding section and also on the car body on the taximeter side, to allow for threading connection for lead seal when conducting wheels verification.

3.5 Before a taximeter is sent to a verification body for stationary verification, where necessary, the cover shall be lead sealed at two points on the left and on the right by the manufacturer or importer itself, except for lead sealed by the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI).

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