€54m Switzerland truck toll system deal won by Kapsch joint venture

Kapsch TrafficCom and Swiss firm LostnFound will provide hardware and services
Charging, Tolling & Road Pricing / January 15, 2024
By Adam Hill
Tolling Switzerland trucks GNSS data processing © Fedecandoniphoto | Dreamstime.com
Swiss toll collection system will be "more user-friendly and transparent" (© Fedecandoniphoto | Dreamstime.com)

Kapsch TrafficCom and the Swiss company LostnFound (part of AddSecure) have been awarded a contract by the Swiss Federal Office for Customs and Border Security (BAZG) to supply hardware and services for the national truck tolling system. 

The eight-year deal - with optional two-year extension - totals around €54 million. The 50:50 joint venture deal involves customer service, vehicle equipment and data collection for heavy goods vehicles weighing more than 3.5 tonnes. 

Kapsch says this will make the toll collection system "more user-friendly and transparent".

Michael Weber, head of sales EMENA at Kapsch TrafficCom, suggests the firm will make a "key contribution" to the modernisation of the Swiss toll collection system with its hardware and software, adding that Kapsch's on-board unit (OBU) is certified in accordance with the EU Taxonomy Regulation on climate change.

The project includes delivery of the global navigation satellite system (GNSS)-capable OBUs for the vehicles which are subject to tolls.

The TÜV-certified OBU determines waypoints using GNSS localisation, records trailer parameters and total weight and transmits this driving data via the mobile communications network to the back office IT system. The journey data is processed there and then transferred to BAZG for processing.

Kaspch will also provide customer service, including an online service portal which allows orders, fault reports and the replacement of on-board units to be made in German, French, Italian and English. There is a special solution for subsequent data entry or modification in case of a breakdown, and a telephone hotline provides vehicle owners with personal support.

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