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The Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) is a technology that permits vehicles to pay highway tolls electronically.

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  1. 1. Electronic Toll CollectionElectronic Toll Collection
  2. 2. Introduction:
  3. 3. THREE COMPONENTS OF ELECTRONIC TOLL COLLECTION SYSTEM I. AUTOMATIC VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION II. AUTOMATIC VEHICLE CLASSIFICATION III. VIDEO ENFORCEMENT SYSTEMS
  4. 4. I. AUTOMATIC VEHICLE INDENTIFICATION •AVI – ELECTRONIC TAGS – COMMUNICATES WITH READERS – IDENTIFIES ACCOUNT – DEDUCTS CHARGES
  5. 5. II. AUTOMATIC VEHICLE CLASSIFICATION • AVC SENSOR • VEHICLE’S CLASS • TOTAL OCCUPANTS • EMISSIONS
  6. 6. III. VIDEO ENFORCEMENT SYSTEMS • VES • VIDEO MONITORING • RECORDS PLATE • IDENTIFIES TOLL VIOLATORS
  7. 7. Automatic Vehicle Identification tags are electronically encoded with unique identification numbers.
  8. 8. Roadside readers or antennas are located along the road, in overhead structures or apart of the toll collection booth.
  9. 9. These antennas emit radio frequency signals across the freeway lanes.
  10. 10. As the vehicle approaches a tag reader site, the roadside antenna emits a signal that is reflected back by the tag located on the windshield.
  11. 11. The identification number is read and is sent to a roadside reader unit where it receives a time, date and location. A central computer uses the code to identify the account and the cost is deducted from the customer’s account. Transactions are performed while the vehicle is within 40m of the antenna’s reach.
  12. 12. ADVANTAGES • REDUCES TRAVEL TIME • REDUCES POLLUTION • REDUCES WAIT TIME AT TOLL BOOTHS • INCREASES FUEL ECONOMY • INCREASES HIGHWAY CAPACITY
  13. 13. DISADVANTAGES • JOB LOSS • THEFT • STOLEN TAGS • ACCOUNT TAMPERING •FINANCIAL LOSS • INNCORRECT READS • MONETARY LOSS FOR COMPANY
  14. 14. Conclusion: • The Electronic Toll Collection technology concept of prepaying tolls is catching on nationally and globally. It is instituted in Florida. The ETC system is also emerging around the world such as Japan. The ETC companies are working on continuing to make ETC attractive to consumers. To date the most successful region-wide toll collection institution is the Inter-agency Group formed in 1990. They have created, installed and operated a regional ETC in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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