A multi-lane free-flow automated classification and payment solution from Kapsch TrafficCom will go into operation on a car-ferry in Norway.
The AutoPASS system will be operated between Bognes and Lødingen over a 10-year period, starting on 01 December 2023, some 86km driving distance southwest of the town of Narvik.
Ferry operator Torghatten Nord and Kapsch will cooperate on the implementation, operation and maintenance of the system.
According Kapsch, the AutoPASS solution is well suited for operation in the harsh conditions of the winter in northern Norway.
High-performing camera sensors and transceivers measure the vehicle class, read the license plates and the AutoPASS on-board unit.
That way, the manual operation at the ferry can be reduced to a minimum as the system will automatically identify and classify the vehicle and apply the correct toll charge.
Trygve Tofte, chief financial officer at Torghatten Nord, said: “Kapsch has provided the AutoPASS system at our ferry connection Halhjem-Sandvikvåg, south of Bergen.
“Thanks to the system’s proven high operational performance there, we are assured to have a well-performing system also at Bognes-Lødingen.”
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