Service Enabling Paradigm For 3rd Party Value-Add Telematics Via the German Road Charging System

When the German satellite-based road charging scheme for commercial traffic took off in 2004, the dual public-private nature was deeply engrained right from the start. Institutionally, this dual character is most clearly visible in the operation venture, Toll Collect which is a private company but answers a German government authority. In the business architecture, the public-private character consists in a principal design that allows the shared use of basic system functionalities for both, the actual road charging process and service offerings of private parties. It should be reiterated that the addressees of these offerings obviously are the stakeholders in commercial traffic only. Up to date, the latter option has not been realized. While no technical obstacles exist, regulation by the European Commission sets a number of constraints to prevent the forming of monopolistic structures. Furthermore, consent of the German Federal Government needs to be given. Recently, governmental statements, e.g. on the German National IT Summit indicate that the operation contract for Toll Collect will be altered in the required fashion in the near future. The technical world of ICT, as well as the economical biotope for logistics-related telematics, have changed quite substantially since the design of the Toll Collect system. This paper sets its aim in drawing and discussing a modern overall architecture blueprint for 3rd party telematics service offerings via the given infrastructure.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 7p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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  • Accession Number: 01146698
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 6 2009 5:46PM