Basque business for Kapsch

Kapsch TrafficCom is to install an automatic toll system for heavy vehicles on several high-capacity roads in Spain’s Basque region of Bizkaia.
Highway & Network Management / August 18, 2022
Kapsch TrafficCom

 

Awarded by public company Interbiak, the US$13.4 million tolling project will be carried out over the next 20 months by Kapsch as part of a joint venture with Construcciones Amenábar.

“Our technology eliminates the traditional booths and barriers to maintain traffic flow and contributes to reducing emissions as the vehicle does not have to stop and start again in the collection area, similar to the technology applied in the M50 project in Ireland," said Steve Parsons, sales director at Kapsch TrafficCom.

The multi-lane free-flow (MLFF) technology collects and processes toll data electronically and automatically, incorporating all the sensors and equipment that make up the toll collection point in a single gantry.

Kapsch said the system identifies and records front and rear number plates, continuously tracks all vehicles and electronic payment devices (TAGs) that circulate through the toll collection or control point. It sends this data to Interbiak's central system for processing.

The collection point system is designed to manage payment with the TAG device. Meanwhile, vehicles that do not have a TAG one will be able to associate their number plate with a payment method authorised by Interbiak.

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