Ibrahim Senel from Vendeka
Vendeka is here at the ITS World Congress to highlight the free flow tolling system it is applying on Turkey’s highways. The system supports 2–5 axles vehicle classes at speeds of up to 195 km/h across up to six lanes. The system can also cope with low speed vehicle passes, clusters, short distance tailgating, and it also works on emergency lanes. Indeed, Vendeka reports that the system can get accurate results about lane changing and merging while multi-lane traffic flow can be detected.
The system is entirely 100% free flow with no cash tolls and no toll booths, so no stopping to pay tolls. Passive RFID transponders and readers/transmitters are used on the system and high-speed photography and OCR equipment captures and reads licence plate and vehicle images. Vendeka’s system is fully integrated and is proven under all kind of weather conditions, from -40/ +60C.
The company points out that all components of the system - cameras, readers, antennas, power generators, system cabinets - are fully protected and there is sufficient built-in redundancy so that the system can never be disabled. Vendeka reports daily transactions are up to 500,000 vehicles. Smooth operation of the system infrastructure can be completely managed remotely. The systems are based on fully redundant power energy infrastructure totally avoiding energy supply problems.