Plaza tolling, also known as conventional tolling, is now still widely adopted in most countries and regions due to its lower enforcement cost than free flow tolling (open-road tolling). But the queuing in front of the toll plaza causes traffic congestion, energy wastes, and emissions.
Electronic toll collection (ETC) therefore is considered to be an effective measure to address the problems. It is capable of collecting the toll automatically based on the communication between transponder and transceiver while the vehicle passes the tolling plaza ceaselessly. It enables government and road operators to improve transportation efficiency, decrease operation costs, and conduct environmental-friendly management.
Research shows that, by implementing electronic toll collection system, the throughput rate is shortened to 3 seconds/vehicle (MTC throughput rate is 15 seconds/vehicle), the average fuel saving is 0.0314 liters/vehicle, the CH, CO, and NO compound emission is reduced by 0.7g, 4.7g and 0.3g per vehicle in respective. It is undeniable that electronic toll collection has huge benefits economically, environmentally, and socially.
As a leader and expert in highway tolling, Genvict provides global road operators with:
ranging from manual toll collection (MTC) by cash, toll collection by payment card to electronic toll collection;
dedicated short-range communication (DSRC), radio frequency identification (RFID), automatic number plate recognition (ANPR);
not limited to tolling system (ranging from front-end system to back-office management), we also offer communication system, monitoring system, tunnel management for highway management;
full service from design, implementation, training, operation to maintenance.
Currently, China has the longest expressway system and one of the largest ETC markets in the world, reaching 144,000 km and 186 million users in respective. By 2019, there are 48,211 ETC lanes (plaza tolling with ETC) and 24,588 ETC gantries (free flow tolling) across China.