Quipass Electronic Road Pricing System
ETC (Electronic toll collection) system is in great advantage comparing to manual toll collection as it significantly reduces time delay. With the massive deployment of DSRC (dedicated short range communication) ETC system, gantries gradually replaced the traditional toll booths.
But it is certainly not the perfect solution. Gantries and toll booths construction costs a big fortune, following by necessary regular maintenance. Meanwhile as vehicle are required to slow down passing gantries, incomplete combustion of fuel leads to a huge waste of energy and exhaust gases cause extra air pollution.
Quipass Electronic Road Pricing System is a better solution!
By applying global positioning system technique to ETC, Quipass electronic road pricing system (ERP system) is an intelligent transport system for city traffic and road pricing management based on the Compass + ETC solution. The advancement and maturity in GNSS technology provides an effective solution to overcome the constraints of physical gantries, allowing for more flexible charging schemes for road pricing. The applying of GNSS and various communication channels, such as mobile network, Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN), ETC Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) and Wi-Fi enables a wide range of innovative ITS applications and services that can be offered to the motorists.
The total capital input for gantries, toll booths and road side units will be largely reduced.
Flexible Pricing Policy
Pricing policy can be easily set and managed while it supports the combination of various attributes, such as area, section, time, vehicle type and discount.
OBU adopting Compass positioning is fully compliant with ETC besides being an intelligent GNSS on the vehicle, which makes it applicable in both ETC and road pricing system.
GNSS positioning OBU is a smart device in the ERP system to provide the primary functions for the vehicle positioning, communications with the backend offices and the enforcement system, as well as the user friendly interface with the motorist. The OBU recognize the vehicle position and route from GNSS positioning data, and compute the price and collect the toll by deducting E-wallet in the ETC card according to the tariff which is downloaded from the backend system and stored locally.
As an important component of ERP system, Enforcement System (ES) inspect the vehicle violations such as OBU not installed, OBU tampered, dodging or owing toll. ES consists of Roadside Enforcement System (RES), Portable Enforcement System (PES) and Mobile Enforcement Vehicle (MEV). RES is deployed at the stationary locations. PES is installed at existing roadside infrastructure such as lamppost to provide fast respond to the enforcement operation of ERP system. MEV conducts enforcement at roadside and car park at anytime and anywhere.