Electronic Toll Collection System
On April 1, 2018 the Electonic Toll Collection System on the entire Slovenian motorway network was introduced for vehicles heavier than 3.5 tons. Q-Free was selected together with Telekom Slovenije as a consortium partner.
The toll is collected using DarsGo OBU device mounted in a vehicle that communicates with roadside equipment installed on toll gantires along each motorway section and collects distance-based toll. The system is fully compliant with the provisions of European Directive 2004/52 / EC and Decision 2009/750 / EC, and enables multilane free-flow itolling for various tolling clasees (classification according to the number of axles and EURO emission class).
The system consists of various components and subsystems:
133 toll gantries installed on slovenian motorway road network operated by DARS in length of 623 km,
15 enforcement gantries checking the compliance of the vehicle,
20 mobile enforcement vehicles,
151 customer service points,
5 Central OBU Personalization and Distribution Units
toll station Hrušica in front of Karavanke tunnel on the border with Austria – 6 manual lanes and two combined free-flow tolling lanes
54 units for manual enforcement of more than 250 000 DarsGo OBU devices,
Central system for collection of transactions and supervision of the system, WEB portal, application of the offense body, payment by credit cards,
Central Back-office System for Invoicing including CRM system, document system and MM distribution system OBU (in the domain of Telekom Slovenije)
Call Center (in the domain of Telekom Slovenije)
A complex monitoring system for 24-hour monitoring of the operation of all subsystems and devices
The system is operated by the Slovenian motorway operator DARS while maintained and technically managed by Q-Free together with the consortium partner Telekom Slovenije for the period of ten years.