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Multi-lane free-flow tolling.

Free flow toll collection using Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR).

More than 15 years have passed since the world’s first MLFF (multi-lane free-flow) system was introduced in Australia. Back then, Kapsch took a decisive step ahead and implemented an innovative automatic station in the city of Melbourne that collected tolls without interrupting the flow of traffic. This was the first chapter in an international success story. Since then, many European countries have begun using MLFF toll collection systems. Five of those systems are utilized for nationwide toll collection. All five of them were implemented by Kapsch.

 

 

Flexibly adaptable and easy to use.

One of the objectives of toll collection systems is to prevent traffic congestion. Our solutions are able to integrate a wide variety of fee models aimed at reducing congestion. Our back office calculates the toll depending on the distance traveled, time of day, vehicle class (weight, vehicle drive type, emission class), number of passengers, the traffic situation, or any combination of these parameters.

For operators, investing in electronic toll collection systems pays off after just a short period of time. The infrastructure built can also be used for additional traffic control applications, for instance Weigh-in-Motion (WIM).

Technological options.

DSRC systems use cost-effective on-board units or transponders designed for collecting tolls from trucks and passenger cars that regularly use toll roads. The on-board units or  transponders in the vehicles communicate with transceivers via the DSRC radio standard (915 MHz, CEN 5.8 GHz, WAVE/G5 5.9 GHz, ISO 18000-63) in either open-road (free-flow) toll collection or at a toll collection point.

ANPR or video-based systems can also be used to collect tolls from occasional, non-registered users. The vehicle number plate is read remotely using camera technology to determine whether the vehicle is required to pay the toll and, if so, to calculate the amount.

Either way, the toll is recorded automatically without the vehicle having to stop. The roadside infrastructure elements are linked via WAN with the back office, where the fees are calculated.

Both technologies are suitable for free-flow tolling on higher-level roads, as well as for bridges, tunnels, and urban highways.

Full service solutions from initial system design to ongoing maintenance.

We take an end-to-end approach in our business. Our customers benefit from turnkey solutions in which we handle everything needed for their projects, from design and implementation all the way to technical and commercial operation. We only use top technologies that meet the very highest safety standards, are interoperable with other systems, and, most importantly, are easy to use.

Experience based on dozens of successful toll collection projects.

Our customers can be found all over the world. They are public sector entities, municipal governments, private concession holders, and system integrators. From Australia to Europe, from the Americas to Asia and Africa: We make sure that traffic keeps flowing.

 
End-to-end approach
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End-to-end approach
  • Our toll collection systems are interoperable with other systems and meet international standards, including the highest safety standards.
  • Additional traffic management functionalities can be added to the base infrastructure.
  • We also offer our services for both technical and commercial system operation.
  • All core technologies are produced in-house.
Key reference
  • The truck toll collection system we implemented on Austrian highways has now been in operation for more than ten years.
  • It only took 18 months to put the system in place.
  • Since its installation in 2004, there has not been a single system failure.
  • Up to two million transactions are handled on any given working day.
  • The figure for toll payment discipline amounts to over 99%.
  • More than 1 billion euros are collected each year.
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