Electronic tolling system

  • US 20040174272A1
  • Filed: 03/04/2003
  • Published: 09/09/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/04/2003
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. An electronic tolling system comprising an in-car communicating device provided in a vehicle and a roadside transmitting unit and a roadside confirm unit installed spaced apart in front of a tollbooth on a highway, said roadside transmitting unit located farther from said tollbooth than said confirm unit, and a toll managing center making two-way communication with a mobile phone handset connected to said in-car communicating device;

  • Said roadside transmitting unit transmitting a signal of the start of transmission and the data of said tollbooth to said in-car communicating device when said vehicle passing by said roadside transmitting unit, said in-car communicating device transmitting the data of a user and the date and time of the transaction to said toll managing center, said toll managing center receiving and conforming said data from said in-car communicating device and feeding back to said in-car communicating device the signal of the toll confirm, said in-car communicating device transmitting the signal of the toll confirm to said roadside confirm unit when said vehicle passes by said roadside confirm unit, said roadside confirm unit then controlling said tollbooth to let the vehicle pass through; and

    , Said roadside conform unit controlling a red traffic light to turn on and an automatic photographing system installed in said tollbooth to start to take picture of the vehicle passing as an evidence of no toll payment in case of said roadside confirm unit not receiving the signal of toll confirm,

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