ITS provider SkyToll has announced the launch of an electronic vignette system in Slovenia that enables drivers to pay for motorway charges online.
The new e-vignette solution was built, implemented and tested just over six months after Slovenian motorway company DARS awarded SkyToll a €15.7m (£13.35m) contract to develop and operate the system.
Under the contract, SkyToll will also provide five years of technological support, enabling the payment and enforcement of e-vignettes with a solution that replaces the windscreen-mounted tolling stickers used for the last 13 years.
According to SkyToll, as well as drivers from Slovenia, millions of motorists that travel to the Adriatic Sea every year for their summer holiday can also take advantage of the online payment method.
Matej Okáli, CEO and chairman of the board of SkyToll, said: “The system delivered by SkyToll has proven itself out of a number of implemented projects and belongs to the technological top globally.
“Our team demonstrated another perfect implementation, when they were able to build and commission the system in a really short period of 188 days.
“Slovenia, in cooperation with SkyToll, has commissioned a system that is reliable and that will increase the comfort of both domestic drivers and drivers passing through Slovenia.”
The launch of the e-vignette system in Slovenia is the latest in number of national toll systems implemented by SkyToll. In 2010, the company a launched a satellite toll system in Slovakia before introducing an e-vignette solution to the country in 2016.
In December 2019, SkyToll delivered its e-vignette solution to the Czech Republic, where, together with Czech company CzechToll, it carried out the world’s first generational replacement of a microwave toll system for lorries with a satellite solution.