GIVING THE VIRTUAL GANTRY TEETH : UNTIL RECENTLY, MOST APPROACHES TO ELECTRONIC FEE COLLECTION (ECF) HAVE BEEN BASED ON VEHICLE/ROADSIDE LINKS USING DEDICATED SHORT-RANGE COMMUNICATION (DSRC)

This article describes the concept of vehicle positioning systems (VPS) technology as applied to automatic toll collection and enforcement activities. The system uses and in-vehicle unit (IVU) which uses an autonomous positioning system for location purposes. Details of the appropriate charge structure are contained in IVU, and the unit in turn can determine when and where charges should be applied. The primary benefits of VPS when compared to dedicated short range communication (DSCR) systems are that charging takes place without a roadside infrastructure and that VPS-based systems offer more flexibility in charging systems. The main disadvantage of the system is in the high costs of the IVUs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Date: January/February 2000
  • Corporate Authors:

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    Office of Materials, 1400 Gervais Avenue
    Maplewood, MN  United States  55109
  • Authors:
    • Catling, Ian
  • Publication Date: 2000

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00799532
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: PATH, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 6 2000 12:00AM