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“The best AET systems on the market provide a complete management platform and real-time diagnostics for tolling networks”


base to identify the vehicle and its owner. If there is a high level of confidence in the identification of the vehicle, a bill is mailed to the vehicle’s registered owner. The process of identifying a car and mailing the bill may


not always be worth a low-value toll. If this is the case, agen- cies should rely on highly flexible and configurable AET software that can adjust to their specific needs. For example, the architecture of Schneider Electric’s SmartMobility Toll- ing solution is the most adaptable on the market and can be reconfigured to meet a customer’s required parameters for collecting tolls as often as possible while maximizing the sys- tem’s efficiency.


AUSTIN GOES ELECTRONIC The toll roads of Travis and Williamson counties in and around the Austin, Texas area were operating with the typi- cal barrier and cash system. To improve efficiencies and traf- fic congestion, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) worked with Schneider Electric on the design, development, and installation of a manual collection system, electronic toll collection and open road tolling system on toll road 183A. In the next several years, as the area’s population and traf-


fic continued to swell, CTRMA searched for new ways to efficiently manage and collect tolls from the 98,000 vehicles per day that traveled on 183A. Again, it turned to Schneider Electric and its SmartMobility Tolling solution to remove all


The best AET systems on the market provide a complete management platform and real- time diagnostics for tolling networks


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