Tolling information exchange method and system

  • US 6,966,489 B2
  • Filed: 06/27/2002
  • Issued: 11/22/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/27/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method for debiting tolls against vehicles travelling on multiple toll road networks, the tolls incurred in each toll road network being processing by a separate toll collection system, the method including the steps of:

  • (a) creating a local user record identifying a user of a first of the toll road networks in a first local user identification register maintained by a first of the toll collections systems,(b) creating a global user record identifying the user in a global user identification register maintained by a central tolling information exchange,(c) detecting the presence of a user identification device associated with the user on a second toll road network,(d) attempting to locate a second local user record identifying the user from a second local user identification register maintained by a second of the toll collection systems, and if unsuccessful,(e) attempting to locate the global user record identifying the user from the global user identification register, and if successful,(f) deriving a toll charge incurred by the user on the second toll road network.

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