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Kapsch TrafficCom and oil and gas company OMV will deploy a Europe-wide cashless tolling solution for trucks. The OMV Smart Europe will be available in Austria and Hungary from November.
The toll box, designed by Kapsch, is expected to extend the OMV card’s capabilities by allowing users to pay for tolls without having to deal with local toll systems or different toll boxes.
Benedikt Hans, head of card at OMV, says the solution will aid the European Commission’s ambition to harmonise toll systems in Europe.
The technology is based on the European Electronic Toll Service. OMV will manage the billing of cashless payments while Tolltickets, a Kapsch subsidiary, will handle the settlement process.
Kapsch says the OMV Smart Toll Europe will be deployed in Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Belgium in the near future.
In August, Kapsch modernised the Austria-wide toll collection system for trucks over 3.5 tonnes to allow enforcement to be carried out through a single gantry. The Go Maut 2.0 is being used by highway and expressway operator Asfinag.