First barrier-free tolling introduced on French motorway 

Kapsch TrafficCom has announced that it has successfully delivered the very first barrier-free tolling system to be used on a French motorway. The Austria-based technology company supplied the roadside equipment and the transaction collection system.

Since 4 November, drivers no longer have had to slow down or stop for tolling on the new A79 motorway in central France thanks to the free-flow tolling system, which is expected to be deployed on more French highways in the near future.

Quentin Houet, Area Sales Manager at Kapsch TrafficCom said, “The A79 is the first free-flow highway in the country. It is a major step towards multi-lane free-flow implementation and migration on the French highway network.”

The system is set to process between 10,000 and 15,000 vehicles per day along an 88km stretch. The company claims the technology will optimise travel time, reduce fuel consumption, and lower emissions by relieving traffic congestion – a major cause of air pollution.

Kapsch TrafficCom is a global provider of transportation solutions for sustainable mobility, with projects in more than 50 countries.

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