Aselsan installs Turkey’s first multi-lane free-flow tolling
Commuters in Istanbul using the bridges across the Bhosphorus Strait are set to benefit from Turkey’s first multi-lane free flow tolling system being installed by Toll system manufacturer Aselsan. The company has already installed the initial part of the system on the northbound lanes of the Fatih Sultan Mehmet (FSM) Bridge (which carries 120,000 vehicles per day) and the system will be ready for operation in June.
Using multiple gantry-mounted readers means the system will be able to read both the DSRC and RFID tags that are currently in use in the country in all lanes whereas elsewhere the motorists has to select the correct lane for their tag. A bespoke back office system will sort the vehicles into their respective tolling methods.
The second crossing of the Strait, the Bhosphorus Bridge, will also be fitted with multi-lane free flow tolling and the multi reader system will be rolled out across other tolled roads in Turkey to provide back-office interoperability.