Siemens to supply technology for new truck toll system in Slovakia
Erlangen, Siemens has been awarded a contract by SkyToll, a consortium of the companies Sanef and Ibertax, for supplying the relevant technology of a new toll system in Slovakia. For Siemens, the total order volume amounts to 81 million euros. The equipment includes the on-board units for the vehicles in addition to the electronic detection system. A contract for the installation and operation of a satellite-based toll system had previously been awarded to SkyToll by the Slovakian road traffic authority NDS (Národná dial´nicná spolocnost´ a.s.).
Trucks and buses weighing 3.5 metric tons or more will be detected. The road network to be monitored has a total length of 2,400 kilometers. In contrast to conventional microwave systems, satellite-monitored toll concepts are characterized by the fact that the position of the vehicles is directly detected by satellite via the On-board units and this information is passed on via mobile radio to the control center for further processing. This technology is therefore especially suitable when a toll is to be imposed on an extensive road network and not just on highways.
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