What to expect at Road User Charging Conference 2024 – the 21st edition of the world’s longest-running independent annual gathering of tolling, mobility pricing and ITS professionals…
Set to take place on 05-06 March at the Steigenberger Wiltcher’s in Brussels, Belgium, Road User Charging Conference 2024 will present a diverse and comprehensive programme focusing on the latest developments and strategies in tolling, road user charging (RUC) and intelligent transport systems (ITS) from around the world.
The two-day conference, which will be chaired by CiTTi Magazine editor John Thornton, will explore a variety of topics pertinent to these fields, with key sessions including discussions on the impact of distance-based charging in addressing congestion and declining fuel duty revenues, the integration of technology in tolling and RUC operations, and the challenges and opportunities in enforcement and compliance. These sessions aim to address how to maximise toll revenues, ensure system fairness, and examine new road funding mechanisms influenced by tolling practices.
Notable speakers set to provide insights and case studies on these topics include Alaa Al Faouri, transportation industry leader at Tahaluf Al Emarat, who will discuss technology integration in RUC operations; Egil Andreas Aesheim, senior adviser at the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, focusing on free-flow tolling; and Luka Babnik, ETS specialist at DARS in Slovenia, who will share insights on the implementation of EETS in the DarsGo free-flow system.
Other highlights of the conference include a session by Walter Planer, senior sales manager, tolling Europe, from Vitronic Machine Vision, discussing green enforcement strategies and the use of AI to reduce hardware and power consumption in toll enforcement. Additionally, Adrian Moore, vice president of policy at the Reason Foundation, will provide an update on RUC initiatives in the USA.
The conference will also feature a session on the implementation of the Eurovignette Directive in Austria, presented by Bernd Datler, managaing director at Asfinag, and a discussion on data protection and GPS tolling, delivered by Wouter Van Haftern, senior researcher at the Leibnix Institute.
Elsewhere, in the programme, Ken Pierce, tolling senior operations manager at Transport Infrastructure Ireland, will deliver a case study on the impact a sophisticated and orchestrated fraudulent smishing attack had on the toll service provider’s eFlow operation; Stephan Kösling, head of strategy and business development at Toll Collect, will how toll data can enable authorities to optimise traffic management strategies and provide insight for road infrastructure planning and improvements; and Peter Tschulik, senior toll charger manager at Toll4Europe, will share the company’s first experiences of introducing CO2-based tolling in Germany and Austria, and make recommendations for the its successful introduction in other EU member states.
Networking breaks are interspersed throughout the event, allowing attendees to engage with industry leaders, policymakers, and other professionals in the field. These breaks are designed to foster discussions, exchange ideas, and build connections in the tolling and RUC community.
Road User Charging Conference 2024 promises to be an invaluable platform for tolling, RUC and ITS professionals in the field, offering a blend of expert insights, case studies, and networking opportunities. Indeed, this unmissable This event is not just about discussing current trends and challenges but also about shaping the future of how road networks are funded and managed.
Meet our partners
Founded in Abu Dhabi in 2015, Tahaluf has quickly established itself as one of the nation’s top cybersecurity and IT companies and a leading government solutions provider for one of the most demanding countries in the world, the UAE. With innovation and creativity at the core of everything it does, Tahaluf’s integrated services and cutting-edge solutions streamline and elevate operations while keeping businesses secure and at the forefront of the future. Today, Tahaluf’s growing legacy has become intrinsically woven into the UAE’s technological advancement and its team remains dedicated to removing binaries through binaries, cultivating innovation and transformation, and creating a future of possibilities in the UAE and beyond.
Thought Leadership Partners
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2021, Continental generated sales of €33.8bn and celebrated its 150th anniversary. Today, the company employs more than 190,000 people in 58 countries and markets. Its solutions include digital tachographs, telematic modules, tolling units and apps to secure the connectivity of vehicles. Continental also offers hardware, online and app-based data management solutions to ensure fleets comply with transport law while maintaining their trailer and vehicle management needs and assisting drivers.
With a unique combination of skills and cumulative intelligence for a smart service that connects Europe, Toll4Europe provides continuity and stability in the EETS market. The company has taken up the challenge of integrating the existing complexity into one single system. The result? An intelligent all-in-one solution. The Europe-wide interoperable toll system links up numerous interfaces, IT systems and standards for communication and invoicing. Serving one goal: to provide partners with a sophisticated and well-thought-out service that is efficient, user-friendly and that makes it possible for everyone to experience mobility.
Vitronic is a world leader in machine vision. Its core competency in the traffic technology sector is the monitoring of vehicles. Vitronic’s toll solutions help ensure that modern traffic infrastructure can continue to be funded in the long term. With more 30 years of expertise in traffic technology, Vitronic is an ideal partner for toll operators and designs customised solutions on an international scale. For future mobility concepts Vitronic is working on using existing traffic infrastructure to control and optimise traffic flows as well as increasing road safety for particularly vulnerable road users.
Verra Mobility is a leading provider of smart mobility technology solutions that make transportation safer, smarter and more connected. The company sits at the centre of the mobility ecosystem, bringing together vehicles, hardware, software, data and people to enable safe, efficient solutions for customers globally. Verra Mobility’s transportation safety systems and parking management solutions protect lives, improve urban and motorway mobility and support healthier communities. The company also solves complex payment, utilisation and compliance challenges for fleet owners and rental car companies. Headquartered in Arizona, USA, Verra Mobility operates in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
The most up-to-date agenda for Road User Charging Conference 2024 is online at www.roaduserchargingconference.co.uk. For partnership enquiries, contact Ross Sturley at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +44 (0)20 8037 1775. For speaking opportunities, contact Shelby Laviniere at email@example.com or by calling +44 (0)20 4574 2466.