Another solution for handling European toll. This time from BP
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The European Electronic Toll Service (EETS) was implemented at the end of last year. More devices for operating this system keep appearing on the market. Now, the BP group also offers a toll box for handling the European toll.
Until recently, most of the trucks traveling across Europe had to be equipped with several boxes to be able to process tolls in individual EN countries. The windshield was packed with the devices:
Photo: Artur Gieniec
The European toll is optional and supplementary to the electronic toll charged on toll roads. It depends on the driver if he wants to use this option in areas where there are electronic toll collection systems. He will also be obliged to choose a supplier with whom he will sign a contract.
The 2004 EU-Directive and the 2009 EU-Resolution is to lay the basis for a uniform, pan-European, interoperable tolls service. To this end, both EU-law and the individual national law must be harmonized where EETS is concerned. Conditions are one contract, one On-Board Unit (OBU), one invoice. Although this is not the case yet, many European countries are slowly implementing the directive.
BP pan European toll box
BP toll box for EETS uses the latest Telepass technology. It will allow you to pay fees in all countries that have implemented the EETS, i.e. in Austria, Belgium (together with Liefkenshoektunnel), France, Spain, Poland (on the A4 – Krakow-Katowice section), Portugal and Italy. In 2018/2019, payments via BP OBU will also be possible on the Oresund Bridge, the Storebaelt Bridge, Germany, Norway, Poland, Slovenia and Hungary. On the other hand, in the years 2020/2021, the Czech Republic and Slovakia will join the group.
Other OBU devices
UTA One, Vialtis Telepass Sat are other OBU devices available on the market operating in the EETS system. Like BP toll box, they operate in seven countries: Austria, Italy, Belgium, Spain, France, Portugal and Poland. Both operators announce that in 2018 plans to expand the scope of its operation for German highways. A year later, Hungary, Slovenia and the rest of Poland (viaToll system covered) will follow suit.