Sunday 23rd Jul 2017 - RUC Magazine

New report emphasises EGNSS role in road user charging

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The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has released its GNSS Adoption for Road User Charging in Europe report.

Launched at the recent 2016 Road User Charging Conference in Brussels, the report highlights the benefits of European GNSS (EGNSS) in RUC, providing an in-depth look at how it works and sharing success stories of its implementation across the EU.

Thanks to its flexibility, EGNSS is becoming the preferred solution for electronic toll collection in the EU. With EGNSS-based tolling, users can be charged based on different criteria, such as type of road and vehicle, time, distance and level of emissions – all of which can be easily adapted to the rapidly evolving needs of the sector and in a cost-effective manner. Other benefits of GNSS technology in complex networks include low transaction costs, a minimal environmental impact and the possibility of generating additional revenue from the provision of value added services.

GNSS Adoption for Road User Charging in Europe provides readers with an accessible, visually-appealing tour through the various aspects of GNSS as they apply to RUC, with a specific focus on the role of EGNOS and Galileo.

The report is free of charge and can be downloaded here.