Electronic toll management

  • US 7,676,392 B2
  • Filed: 06/12/2006
  • Issued: 03/09/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/10/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of identifying a vehicle in a toll system, the method comprising:

  • accessing a set of toll transaction entries, each entry in the set designating a toll transaction between a vehicle and the toll system and including a transaction descriptor and a transaction time stamp;

    accessing a series of toll transaction pictures, the series including a plurality of pictures, each of which is associated with a picture time stamp;

    identifying a toll transaction entry from the set as a violation transaction entry based on the transaction descriptor;

    selecting a toll transaction picture from the series;

    comparing, by a processing device, the transaction time stamp of the violation transaction with the picture time stamp of the selected toll transaction picture; and

    identifying the selected toll transaction picture as a violation picture corresponding to the violation transaction entry based on a result of the comparison.

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