ASFINAG’s GO Maut 2.0, the Austria-wide toll collection system for vehicles of over 3.5 tonnes, is ready for the future. Since 2016, the Austrian technology group Kapsch TrafficCom has modernised roadside infrastructure at around 500 locations and at their base (RSE proxy). Kapsch TrafficCom officially delivered the modernised Austrian toll collection system for trucks to the ASFINAG operating team on June 30, 2018.
The roadside toll enforcement is now handled by control gantries where the technology is installed on only one gantry. In addition to direct debit tolling bars and cameras for license plate analysis, they also contain a state-of-the-art vehicle classification system. The vehicle classes and axle counts of the trucks are identified through high-resolution camera technology and stereovideographic image processing directly in moving traffic. This allows exact vehicle classification independently of lanes or speed at any time of day and night.
The newly designed Kapsch toll collection technology also contributes to more ecological toll collection: New energy-saving components for roadside toll technology will lead to a major reduction in the energy consumption by the Austrian toll collection system. “This makes electronic toll collection even more efficient while also significantly reducing the operating costs of the monitoring process,” said Bernd Datler, CEO of Asfinag Mautservice GmbH.
The project in numbers
- 387 toll gates modernised
- 72 monitoring stations modernised
- 34 new toll gates built
- 4 new monitoring stations built
- 6 main toll collection stations modernised
- Commissioning of a site-redundant data center for toll enforcement and the processing of toll collection transactions
- Establishment and set-up of a 24/7 technical operating center for toll collection and monitoring technology