Kapsch-Metro Joint Venture - Your Trusted Partner For ETC Solutions In India!
In the field of intelligent toll collection systems, Metro Road Systems (MRS) stands out for its versatile design and thorough project management. MRS systems provide better traffic management and reduce operations costs. By using state of the art technology and modular designs that can easily be adapted for a particular project's need, MRS is able to provide cost-effective cutting-edge electronic toll systems.
Metro's electronic toll collection systems are designed to assist in the management of toll operations through technology that aids in streamlining traffic movement and through collecting data that can be used to make operational changes. Metro's systems gather and analyze data on traffic volumes, vehicle classifications, vehicle speeds, and the fares expected and collected. Metro's database and report capabilities allow for better management of tolling operations, ensuring maximum revenues.
Metro is able to provide three different levels of toll collection systems, chosen carefully to meet the client's financial and operating needs.
Fully Automatic - Electronic Toll Collection Systems
On its fully automatic toll collections systems, Metro works together with world leader Kapsch TrafficCOM AG which has pioneered automatic toll collections systems worldwide for the last decade. This partnership ensures that the best intelligent toll technology and experience is available for use on the project. For ETC systems Metro offer the CEN 278 Microwave Technology through M/s Kapsch TrafficCOM AG.
These electronic toll Collection systems are a combination of completely automated toll collection systems (requiring no manual operation of toll barriers or collection of tolls) and semi-automatic lanes. Various traffic and payment data are collected and stored by the system as vehicles pass through. The different technologies involved are logically integrated with each other but remain flexible for upgrades. They also include sophisticated video/image capturing equipment for full-time violation enforcement.
Some of the security components included are:
- Real-time toll plaza surveillance system
- Automatic vehicle identification system (based on in-road sensors)
- License plate recognition
- Zoom capability on captured images
- Laser based Toll Audit Systems
The system effectively correlate captured video images with toll transaction data to provide a state-of-the-art, accurate, and cost-effective violation enforcement system.
Other benefits of the toll collection system's software include flexible database searches, easy data storage, and configurable archive management.
Fully automatic tolling includes multiple payment options (cash, smart card, debit card). Lanes at the toll plaza can be configured for optimal traffic management, including some which are restricted to pure electronic tolling and others which use manual fare collection.
Additional Reference: Manual Toll Collection Interoperability Vehicle Detection, Classification and Recognition Kapsch Single Lane Systems
India's Largest Toll Plaza- Delhi-Gurgaon Super Connectivity - Technology by Kapsch Metro JV.
Semi Automatic Toll Collection Systems
Metro 's Semi-Automatic Toll Collection system has many of the features of the fully automatic system, but also relies on human operators to collect the tolls. Software collects and records data, generates traffic reports, and audits the collection of money and class of vehicles. The toll barrier opens and closes automatically in synchronization with the receipt of payment and exit of vehicle. The system creates an audit of the vehicle class identified by the operator and by the system, and makes a recording of the violating incidents.
Basic Toll Collection Systems
The basic toll management system uses software to provides real-time control, monitoring, and management of the toll revenues. System devices such as toll gates, and traffic lights, if any, are still operated manually. Standard “out of the box” components have minimum requirements for support and maintenance, thus making the system cost effective for small toll operators and annual collection contract operators.