Taiwan’s ETC wins 2015 ITS World Congress
Taiwan’s electronic toll collection (ETC) system developed by Taipeibased Far Eastern Electronic Toll Collection Co. ( FETC) has won the 2015 Intelligent Transport System (ITS) World Congress Industry Award, according to the ITS Taiwan.
The FETC is to send a representative to receive the award at the ITS World Congress to be held Oct. 5-9 in Bordeaux, France.
Combining services offered by the convenience stores around Taiwan and the smart phone app for adding value and responding to inquiries in an efficient manner, the FETC has made the ETC system a main pillar for the development of the intelligent transport system in the nation, the ITS Taiwan said.
Thanks to the
radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, the ETC system has made the electronic toll collection possible while allowing a multilane flow of vehicles on free ways.
Taiwan became the first country in the world to collect all freeway tolls electronically because of the ETC system, when all tolls were collected electronically at the end of 2013.