|A toll booth at the Noi Bai-Lao Cai Highway.— Photo vietnamplus.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — Electronic toll collection systems (ETCs) using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology will officially be put into operation at all toll booths located along Noi Bai – Lao Cai Highway from Saturday.
This system, using new technology for which drivers will no longer have to stop their vehicles and pay fees as in the current practice, will be installed by the Viet Nam Expressway Operation and Maintenance Company (VEC O&M) and the Viet Nam Expressway Corporation (VEC).
The ETCs is based on the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology which refers to a wireless system comprising two components: e-tags and readers.
VEC O&M has to co-operate with the Vision Auto Corporation to installed ETCs using RFID technology by issuing electronic RFID tags to drivers at tollbooths along the Ha Noi – Lao Cai highway from Wednesday to today.
During the period of trial, the model of manual toll collection has still been maintained, meaning that paper cards and paper tickets are still being sold.
In order to pay a toll through ETCs, automobile owners will be issued an e-tag which is attached to the inside portion of the front windscreen of the vehicle.
When the vehicle passes a toll collection lane, the RFID system installed at the toll station will activate a camera to photograph the vehicle's number plate while reading the RFID tags.
ETCs using RFID technology has been put into use at toll booths across the Cau Gie – Ninh Binh highway.
ETCs can save a lot of time for drivers, curb congestion when vehicles stop to pay the fees manually, strengthen the State's management and help avoid losses.—VNS