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What is ETC?

Electronic Toll Collection refers to the electronic identification of a user via a Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) method between an On Board Unit (OBU) also known as an e-tag (containing user-specific information) that is fitted in the vehicle and a Road Side Unit (RSU) antenna that is installed in the toll collection area to transmit the information to the toll collection system to process the method of payment.

This identification is possible over a distance and allows faster transactions, i.e. transactions where the vehicle does not have to stop to pay toll.

This type of transaction utilizes electronic payment methods, in an ETC implementation, the ETC tag is read to process the payment.

No interaction is required from the collector to validate the transaction.

An electronic toll collection system collects the toll more efficiently than any other toll system. Manual toll collection system handle about 350 vehicles per hour, automated toll collection handles around 500 vehicles per hour, whereas, ETC handles around 1200 vehicles per hour. Imagine the positive effects it would have on our ecosystem. Less traffic congestion, saved time, and around 50 % reduction of harmful gases coming out of vehicles. Integrating E-Tolls countrywide would be a great step toward an effective transportation management system and will significantly improve the problem of traffic congestion.

The Benefits of ETC

  • Time saving
    Electronic toll system users do not stop for paying toll, this helps a lot for saving the travel time
  • Emission control
    Due to the elimination of the acceleration and idling, harmful vehicular emissions are reduced. Though this benefit only affects the surrounding areas, even then it is highly beneficial for toll plaza areas. Hence, helps in air pollutant reduction.
  • Increased Capacity
    It is observed that the capacity of the lane also increases by approximately by three folds. The toll plaza would be able to accommodate the increasing traffic without additional lanes.
  • Accident reduction
    It is observed that there is reduction in the number of accidents caused near the toll plazas due to considerable decrement in congestion around toll plazas.
  • Fuel saving
    In electronic toll collection system deceleration, acceleration and idling is completely eliminated. This helps in saving fuel for future purposes. Not only this, it also plays a vital role in reduction of operating cost of the vehicles.
  • Enhanced cash handling
    In electronic toll collection system there is no cash transaction involved so cash handling is reduced so difficulties with cash handling is eliminated. This aids in enhanced audit control by centralizing user accounts.
  • Payment flexibility
    In electronic toll collection system, the commuters do not have to worry about searching for cash for the toll payment. Since they set up an account for ETC usage, which gives customers the flexibility of paying their toll bill with cards.
  • Congestion reduction
    The toll transaction rate is highly increased due to the use of Toll Collection systems. Since the vehicles do not stop at the toll facility. This has reduced the congestion of the toll plaza in a considerable manner. The number of vehicles waiting in the queue reduces and hence the average waiting time is also reduced.
  • Enhanced data collection
    Information such as vehicle count of the day, date, time etc can be obtained due to the deployment of this electronic toll collection system.

What is ITS?

Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) is the application of sensing, analysis, control and communications technologies that operate in synergy with each other across a common platform and whose prime objectives would be to improve safety, to increase mobility, to report accurately and manage an efficient road network system.

ITS system includes a wide range of applications that process and share information to ease congestion, improve traffic management, minimize environmental impact and increase the benefits of transportation to commercial users and the public in general.

What is DSRC?

Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) is a short-to-medium two-way wireless communications that has the capability of transmitting very high data and it becomes critical in active communications to maintain safety.

In Order FCC-03-324, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) set aside 75 MHz around the 5.9 GHz (5.850 to 5.925 GHz) bands that was meant to be used by the ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) for mobility applications and vehicle safety.

Why Toll Collection?

TC is where motorists stop along an open road or highway to pay a toll fee at a toll plaza at certain locations on route to their destination.

What is Weigh -in-motion?

  • High-Speed Weighing
  • Slow-Speed Weighing
  • Tyre Monitoring

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