Satellic‘s satellite-based toll collection system installed in Belgium allows road usage charges to be levied efficiently and in accordance with the polluter-pays principle without having to build any additional infrastructures on the roads. The additional construction of toll bridges to collect the necessary information is no longer necessary.
Having fully built up the very first fully EETS compliant tolling system in Europe makes T-Systems the undisputed technological leader in this field and a trend setter in the tolling industry. A position confirmed by the European Commission praising Satellic as a model for the future of tolling Europe.
Elisabeth Verbrugge Chief Executive Officer of Satellic NV
The toll system operated by Satellic collects and processes data from over 140,000 trucks over a total of 6,700 kilometers of road every day. In July 2014, the company was commissioned by the three Belgian regions of Flanders, Wallonia and the Brussels Capital Region to collect the road usage fees due. A complex task that not only requires the highest security and quality standards, but also know-how and the necessary IT solution to capture, interpret and process immense volumes of information. As Satellic's main supplier, T-Systems provides the technological foundation to successfully master these challenges. This enabled the toll operator to plan, set up and commission the complete system within two years. Since April 1, 2016, road tolls have been collected via the Satellic Tolling platform, and the company has been the toll operator in Belgium since then, with more than 600,000 international customers.
The modular toll platform from T-Systems uses modern elements such as satellite-based GPS and GSM (mobile communications network) to automatically record trucks subject to toll fees and bill the resulting charges. The central element is the on-board unit (OBU), which is attached to the windscreen of the vehicles. These devices can use GPS to record their exact position, calculate the toll route and calculate the charges based on the data stored in the system on vehicle size, pollutant class and region. These are automatically transferred to the Satellic Tolling platform for invoicing.
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