|ELECTRONIC TOLL SYSTEM, CZECH REPUBLIC|
SkyToll, together with CzechToll, designed, built and on 1 December 2019 commissioned a new electronic tollsystem in the Czech Republic based on a cutting-edge satellite technology. The new satellite system replaced the original microwave system under full system operation.
On 1 December 2019, the Czech Republic became the first country in the world to carry out generational replacement of its toll system. The existing Kapsch microwave technology was replaced by the satellite toll collection technology.
Following an expansion of the toll system as of 1 January 2020 on motorways and 1st category roads, the satellite toll collection technology covers 2,409 km of specified road sections in the Czech Republic.
The launch of the system brought the operating cost of toll collection in the Czech Republic down to a third and, as a result, the Czech Republic is earning 2.5 billion Czech crowns more on toll collection each year.
The satellite toll system used in the Czech Republic is ready for the European Electronic Toll Service (EETS). Thanks to the technology applied, it can quickly and flexibly implement also future adjustments and regulations of the European Union in the field of the pan-European traffic policy.