The Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) has selected Solaces's data movement technology as a key infrastructure component for its next generation Electronic Road Pricing (ERP ) system.
With the aim of managing road congestion, the ERP system charges motorists in Singapore when they use selected roads during peak hours. The rates for different roads vary depending on local traffic condition in an effort to encourage motorists to change their mode of transport, travel route or time of travel, according to the LTA.
In the midst of being built by NCS and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine System Asia (MHIES-A), the new ERP system will make use of advanced satellite technology to enable a more efficient information flow between sensors and vehicles, and overcome the constraints of physical gantries.
In addition to the infrastructure and sensor network that Solace message routers will be a part of, the new ERP system will see the replacement of an existing In-Vehicle Unit (IU) with a new On-Board Unit (OBU).
The new OBU is said to be able to provide additional services to motorists such as disseminating traffic advisories, and can be used to electronically pay for parking and checkpoint tolls.
" Singapore is a world leader in adopting Smart Nation strategies to improve life for its citizens and efficiency of its businesses," said Craig Betts , Solace President and CEO. "We're pleased to be working closely with NCS and MHIES-A to deliver the next-generation Electronic Road Pricing system, and look forward to expanding the scope and value of their efforts."
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