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New satellite and microwave-based systems for highway toll payment

Robotiker Telecom is collaborating with Telvent traffic, road transport and toll payment systems R+D group in the design of satellite and microwave (wireless) tele-payment at highway/motorway toll booths.

More specifically, the new system is based GNSS/CN technology incorporating, moreover, DSCR 5.8 GHz technology to ensure compatibility with current toll payment systems. Although the payment systems based on satellite and cellular networks are in a pioneering stage, the launching of the Galileo Project in 2008 will contribute to its achieving full operation. For the EU overall the 2008-12 period has been fixed as recommendable for the incorporation of the new payment technologies arising from the Galileo programme satellite-operated communications and positioning systems. Amongst these are the short-range microwave technologies and those based on combination of satellite and cellular networks, that enable the passage of vehicles by means of a device installed in the vehicle itself and in such a way that the tariffs are charged directly without any need to stop the automobile. It is a convenient and versatile system

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