Toll enforcement is a critical component to maintaining the integrity of tolling systems, ensuring fair road use, and maximizing revenue generation. This brochure describes the technologies employed in toll enforcement and highlights their importance in achieving efficiency, accuracy, and fairness in toll collection processes.
Further integration of Laser and Lidar technologies empowers toll enforcement with unparalleled precision. These cutting-edge tools ensure meticulous distance and vehicle classification measurements, improving the identification of non-compliant vehicles. Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) technology adds accuracy by detecting overloaded vehicles, ensuring proper toll assessment and safeguarding infrastructure. Artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) algorithms can identify anomalies in transaction data, flagging instances of toll evasion or system misuse. These algorithms learn from historical data, adapt to new evasion techniques, and refine enforcement processes over time. By minimizing false positives and negatives, ML-driven enforcement enhances the effectiveness of toll violation identification. All of these technologies drastically reduce manual labour, they accelerate enforcement processes and enable real-time identification of toll offenders.
While the overall goal of toll enforcement is revenue generation, prevention and fairness are equally important. Overall public perception of toll systems strongly depends on the general belief that offenders are held accountable. Utilizing a combination of penalties, fines, and sanctions, authorities can prevent potential violators from avoiding tolls. Moreover, transparent communication of enforcement mechanisms and consequences contributes to a sense of fairness among compliant road users.
The evolution of toll enforcement is pivotal for toll system sustainability. Tolling stakeholders are taking advantage of ANPR, DSRC, Laser, Lidar, and WIM technologies to enhance the enforcement ecosystem and secure revenue. To leverage the advantages of this evolution we have created a flexible, state-of-the-art, modular Toll Enforcement solution that includes the Enforcement infrastructure and the Enforcement back office system. The solution is under continuous improvement to ensure a fully optimised system.
The enforcement infrastructure is the crucial part of a Toll Enforcement system and may have specific requirements for different infrastructure elements for which we have created individual products.
Enforcement back office (EFBO) represents the system that automatically collects, processes and evaluates data from enforcement infrastructure. One of its main purposes is to identify offenders who do not pay tolls and generate evidence that could be automatically transferred to the relevant authorities.