Turkish tolling technology specialist Aselsan
, is here in Copenhagen to publicise its latest products and projects.
With Turkey adding a number of tolled motorways using PPPs and private concessions, the company is adapting its tolling systems to the needs of private, rather than government, tolling companies. This includes pre-classification of vehicles and, in some cases, re-introducing barriers which let compliant vehicles pass through the plaza at 20-30km/h.
One of the company’s latest projects sees it supplying tolling technology for Macedonia’s Corridor 10 – a north/south motorway which forms part of the Trans European Motorway.
While regular users will have an account and a tag or smart card for the electronic tolling system, to cater for occasional users (such as tourists) the toll plazas sell pre-pay contactless smart cards which are presented to the lane-side card reader, without the need to open an account. Additional funds can be added to the contactless card and drivers can use their card for any vehicle in the same category.