The OBU - Core Component of GNSS Based Tolling Systems

This paper will outline the problems that authorities and road operators are faced with, e.g. congestion, high investments in road infrastructure and pollution. Tolling is one way to solve or manage the problems. There are several systems for tolling. The state of the art technology is the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) Tolling system. The GNSS Tolling System consists of several components like e.g. backoffice, enforcement system, and billing center. The core component of the system is the On Board Unit (OBU) and its supplier. Being responsible for acquisition of the toll relevant data for every tolled vehicle and with for an income of billions of Euros, the OBU must fulfill some toll specific requirements. Lowering the investment for a tolling scheme is also possible, by using the OBU for providing value added services. This paper will give a good overview on what are the challenges for a reliable and flexible OBU and the suppliers.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 6p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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  • Accession Number: 01145069
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 2009 9:46AM