Preparing for EETS – Austria on Its Way Towards Implementation of Successful Interoperability Solutions

Austria and Switzerland successfully implemented the first technical interoperability between the 2 countries in 2004. Following this, a second interoperable service was launched on September 1, 2011. This new service between Austria and Germany named TOLL2GO is the first toll collection service that is based on both microwave and satellite technology. With this unique service in Europe it was proven that a global positioning system (GPS)-based tolling system can be connected to a dedicated short range communication (DSRC) system. TOLL2GO gives drivers of heavy goods vehicles with 12 tons or more the possibility to only use one on board unit (OBU) (Toll Collect OBU) for paying tolls in both countries. Hereby it is important to mention, that besides one OBU for use in both countries, it is necessary for the customer to have 2 contracts (one with the German toll operator and one with the Austrian one). With this so called 2-contract (technical) interoperability, the invoicing remains completely separate. Currently ASFINAG is working on the next step, namely the implementation of a one-contract (contractual) interoperability solution for heavy goods vehicles together with the Scandinavian Consortium EasyGo. This presentation gives a brief overview about the challenges during these interoperability projects and the lessons learned with regard to introducing European Electronic Toll Service (EETS).

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Intelligent Transportation Society of America.
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  • Authors:
    • Hamele, Martina
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  • Publication Date: 2012


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures;
  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: 19th ITS World Congress, Vienna, Austria, 22 to 26 October 2012

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