SKY HIGH PRICES : AS EUROPE PONDERS THE FUTURE OF ITS COLLECTIVE ROAD REVENUE GENERATING OPERATIONS, DISCUSSIONS CONTINUE

This article describes the pros and cons of dedicated short- range communication (DSRC) and satellite-based third-generation systems in the European toll systems market. The author describes variants of DSRC, such as infrared technology. The requirements for toll systems are of such complexity that DSRC systems cannot serve all tasks. Only a satellite-based toll collection system can handle all tasks and cope with the demands of the future. The Galileo system, which will have 30 satellites in orbit, will begin operation in 2008, and is expected to provide greater precision and higher availability rates than Global Positioning System (GPS). The article also describes communication challenges with RFID , WiFi, Short Message Service (SMS), General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) and Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM). Other subjects addressed include detection selection, added value services and alternative routes.

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    • August/September 2005; Page range: pp 62-64, 67
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    UK & International Press

    Abinger House, Church Street
    Dorking, Surrey  United Kingdom  RH4 1DF
  • Authors:
    • Hoepfel, S
  • Publication Date: 2005-8

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01007005
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2005 7:35AM