Common Approach to Vehicle Classification in Support of the European Electronic Toll Service

European Directive 2004/52/EC(1) on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems in the Community was formally adopted in April 2004. The Directive sets a target date of July 2006 for international agreement on the definition of the European Electronic Toll Service (EETS). It is intended that on-board units (OBUs) will be provided to those users that require the service for use with all eligible charging schemes across Europe. Each Issuer of OBUs intended for use with the EETS (which are referred to in this paper as EOBUs) will be expected to enter the required vehicle parameters for use with any scheme which needs them. The European Commission has established a set of Expert Groups to provide recommendations on all aspects of the EETS. Expert Group 2 on Vehicle Classification was established by the European Commission to provide recommendations on the vehicle parameters to be stored in EOBUs. This paper provides a summary of the Group recommendations as set out in the report to the European Commission (2). The report was accepted by the Commission and will be submitted for approval by the Regulatory Committee in Autumn 2005. The latest news will be given in the presentation.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01015744
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 9 2005 10:54AM