Tattile: Toll plaza modernization in Portugal enables ‘Via Verde’ Electronic Toll Collection
Ascendi, a highway operator in Portugal, has modernized 22 toll plazas on the highways A7 and A11 of Norte Route and 4 plazas along the A16 of Grande Lisboa. The goal was to renew the toll collection equipment to achieve a state-of-the-art level of automation of the toll plazas and reduce the slowdown of the traffic flow during toll collection as much as possible.
For this purpose, overall 188 lanes have been equipped with front and rear OCR Tattile Basic ANPR Cameras. The new system now offers high-speed OCR number plate recognition for manned and automatic Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) even up to top tier fast ETC lanes that, managed together with the Via Verde system (motorway toll collection system with the use of electronic toll), allow a fast toll collection experience without the need for vehicle stopping.