Vitronic develops gantry-less free-flow tolling
First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
German tolling and machine vision specialist Vitronic has developed a technology for free-flow toll collection and enforcement that uses an optical identification and classification method installed at the side of the road and does not rely on gantry infrastructure.
For easy installation, the new system is integrated in Vitronic’s City Design housing, which contains the complete sensor array and processing technology including vehicle-to-infrastructure communication-based on EETS compatible DSRC or on RFID. Additional features include an electronic two-way locking system, video surveillance vandalism protection and a 4G-ready wireless connection and the system is compatible with Vitronic’s Tollchecker 4 enforcement back office software.
The new system delivers high-resolution images for front and rear ANPR and classification of vehicles based on size, type and axle count, as well as the automatic reading of vehicle markings like hazardous goods stickers or labels on trucks and trailers. All sensor data is automatically analysed on-site and compiled into complete reports that can be verified against existing tolling accounts or processed for billing.