Pioneering technology for fairer and more sustainable road pricing

VIENNA & OSLO, Norway, November 14, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pilot project by Kapsch TrafficCom and Aventi Intelligent Communication enables a completely new type of car toll.

The Austrian IT company Kapsch TrafficCom and its partner Aventi Intelligent Communication have tested the toll technology of the future in a pilot project in Norway. The aim of the project, which was carried out in the summer months, was to find out how a fee can be charged for passenger cars depending on the vehicle type, its emission class and the kilometers driven.

The background is the rapid decline in vehicle-related tax revenues, in particular due to the high proportion of electric vehicles in Norway – a problem that more and more countries will be confronted with in the coming years. The project serves as input for a ‘concept selection study’ carried out by the Norwegian authorities on the principles of determining and collecting future road pricing and tolls.

“In total, more than two million kilometers driven or around 50 laps around the world were analysed. The system was able to handle the demanding environments of the Norwegian road network, matching routes and calculating fares with an accuracy of over 99%. “, comments Alfredo Escriba, Chief Technical Officer at Kapsch TrafficCom.

Fair and user-friendly system

On the one hand, the road user charge can compensate for lost tax revenue for governments, on the other hand, it offers a fair and transparent charging system for road users. While this type of charging for trucks is already established, the tested system could also offer a practical and user-friendly tool for cars for the first time.

To learn more about how other countries continue to innovate in tolls, visit toll transformation.

Kapsch Traffic Com is a globally renowned provider of transport solutions for sustainable mobility with successful projects in more than 50 countries. Innovative solutions in the application fields of tolls, toll services, traffic management and demand management contribute to a healthy world without traffic jams.

Kapsch TrafficCom, headquartered in Vienna, has subsidiaries and branches in more than 25 countries and is listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange (ticker code: KTCG). In the 2021/22 financial year, 4,220 employees generated sales of around 520 million euros.

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Sandra Bijelic
Head of Corporate Communications
Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Phone +43 50 811 1724
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