Frequently asked questions

  • To support the GPS position determination in the on-board unit, additional positioning sensors are used (dual positioning with gyroscope and speedometer signal). This is independent of the GPS positioning method. The results of both methods are constantly compared with each other. This further improves detection of the toll section. It is even possible for the system to operate without GPS for short periods of time.

  • The majority of positions are determined by the system with a locating accuracy of about ten metres. At all critical points, for example where non-toll and toll roads run parallel, support beacons send additional position data to the vehicle unit and make the positioning more precise.

  • The Toll Collect system is designed to work with Galileo. This European satellite system is currently being set up and, once launched, will be used primarily for commercial and scientific purposes

  • Toll Collect has been commissioned to set up and operate the electronic toll collection system for heavy goods traffic in Germany. Traffic telematics services are not part of this contract and are also not offered. However, Toll Collect has designed the technical capabilities of the devices in such a way that traffic telematics services could theoretically be received later. The Toll Collect devices could then also serve to increase the efficiency of hauliers' workflows – but only if the German government agrees to the establishment of this telematics market and the conditions set by the EU Commission are met.

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