Thomas Pferr of T-Systems International
Satellic is using the World Congress to launch ‘Tolling as a Service’. Satellic, a brand of T-Systems, designed and implemented major parts of the German HGV tolling system on the country’s motorway network some years ago and is now introducing a second-generation version of the system.
The pioneering system uses satellites and GPS connected to in-vehicle devices to measure the distance travelled by trucks on toll roads.
Now, however, Tolling as a Service gives toll operators the option of not having to deal with the system’s hardware and processes, allowing Satellic can do all the work. Alternatively, if the toll operator has a network of point of sales, he can use the licence and software that Satellic provides.
Satellic is also showing a prototype of its new onboard vehicle unit, which is less expensive and has greater flexibility than the first-generation unit.
The second-generation unit has greater modularity, which allows a toll operator to integrate it with systems such as customer relations management and adapt it to its own requirements.
The new box can be used with the forthcoming European Electronic Toll System (EETS), which will allow vehicles to travel throughout Europe with a single onboard unit capable of interfacing with multiple national tolling systems. The vehicle requires a contract with only a single toll operator.