Introduction of GNSS technology

17 February 2007  •  Author(s): Mr. Philippe Monier and Mr. Bernard Lamy, Thales Transportation Systems, France

Unlike 5.8 GHz based tolling systems, which rely on a stable and standardised technology, GNSS systems have many possible implementations although all based on the use of satellite localisation. The pioneering initiative of Toll Collect in Germany proved the feasibility of this technology for tolling but the European community now has to address the many challenges in the field of system architecture, standardisation, and technical and operational interoperability.

This article presents an overview of these challenges and the possible answers and decisions from all market stakeholders to transform these challenges into market opportunities.

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