Toll collection system of toll road and in-vehicle unit for the same

  • US 6,042,008 A
  • Filed: 07/01/1997
  • Issued: 03/28/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/01/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A toll collection system on a toll road for collecting a toll of a vehicle passing through the toll road, the toll collection system comprising:

  • a first on-road unit, disposed at a vehicle entry position on an entrance toll gate lane of the toll road, for transmitting entrance toll gate data to an oncoming vehicle and confirming whether communication of the system with an in-vehicle unit of the vehicle has succeeded;

    a vehicle class discriminator for discriminating a class of the vehicle for calculating a toll of the vehicle and generating vehicle class discrimination data representative thereof when passing the first on-road unit;

    a ticket issuer, disposed on the entrance toll gate lane downstream from both the vehicle class discriminator and the first on-road unit relative to a vehicle movement direction, for issuing a ticket corresponding to the class discriminated by the vehicle class discriminator; and

    a second on-road unit arranged on the entrance toll gate lane downstream from the ticket issuer in the vehicle movement direction, for transmitting the vehicle class data discriminated by the vehicle class discriminator to the in-vehicle unit.

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