Tai­wan’s ETC wins 2015 ITS World Congress

The China Post - - LOCAL -

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.

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