There are two macro-areas in terms of tolling: traditional systems(tolling lanes) and Free Flowsystems (tolling gates). Depending on the architecture of the system, several payment methods can be implemented: advanced solutions, for example ETC (Electronic toll collection, based on OBU/DSRC, TAG/ RFID, NFC, chip cards), Videotolling payments (ANPR) and traditional payments in cash using the self-service mode or via an operator.
advanced payment solutions.
managing several payment methods.
with third-party track systems.
They generally consist of three different sub-systems: the vehicle pre-classification system, the tolling area and the post-classification system which displays the rear license plate, for use in the event of a violation.
The tollis paid at gates placed along the road axis, fitted with smart external devices which detect, identify and classify the vehicle. The Gateway software correlates events, assigns them to a vehicle and sends the data to the central platformfor mangement and toll calculation.
It is based on tracking via satellite OBU which, via the mobile network, sends vehicle location data to the central platform. Through the Map Matching algorithm, the system processes the data and reconstructs the route of the vehicle, allowing the verification of its transit and the definition of the toll.