Toll Collect has awarded NORBIT a contract for units for satellite-based toll collection using DSRC technology (Dedicated Short Range Communication). The units, that have both GPS and GPRS antennas integrated, enables significant installation cost-reduction. The frame agreement covers 1 million units.
German based Toll Collect GmbH operates a system for the collection of a distance-based usage fee (toll) for vehicles and vehicle combinations with a gross vehicle weight of 7.5 tonnes or more on 12,800 kilometres of German motorways and all German federal trunk-roads, even in urban areas. Toll Collect has implemented this system on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).
NORBIT´s new integrated units will replace both the existing IR/DSRC based unit and the current rooftop mounted antennas. The NORBIT units enable The European Electronic Toll Service (EETS) compliance and cross boarder interoperability. The new NORBIT unit will be mounted on the windscreen of the trucks and connected to the On-Board Unit (“Fahrzeuggerät”) via a controller area network (CAN).
“We are proud to be awarded this frame contract with Toll Collect in sharp international competition. This shows that our strategy of tailor-made solutions to carefully selected market niches works and the contract further strengthens our position as a technology supplier for Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) based tolling,” says Per Jørgen Weisethaunet, NORBIT Group CEO.
The agreed volume for 2019 is 210k units, whereas the initial volumes were delivered in the first quarter of 2019.
“NORBIT is a reliable partner that drives developments in a solution-oriented, reliable and innovative manner,” said Hartmut Janssen, Director Toll Collect.
NORBIT is an international technology corporation headquartered in Trondheim, Norway, and has operations in Sweden, Germany, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Italy, UK, Iceland, Singapore, Brazil and US.
For further information, please contact:
Group CEO, Per Jørgen Weisethaunet, mobile: +47 959 62 915