European ITS provider SkyToll has announced its entry into the Asia-Pacific market with the opening of an office in Singapore.
The newly established SkyToll Pte.Ltd will provide solutions for charging passenger cars and trucks as well as intelligent traffic management innovations designed to promote sustainable transport and climate protection.
“Entering the Asian region is a strategic decision for us,” said Matej Okáli, chairman of the board of directors of ITIS Holding, parent company of SkyToll.
“Individual countries and urban agglomerations are dealing more than elsewhere with the massive increase in traffic intensity and the associated negative impacts, such as air pollution and extensive traffic congestion.
“SkyToll strives to be close to its customers, which is why the decision was made to open a branch in Singapore and form a commercial and economic centre for the region of Asia.”
SkyToll’s growth and expansion in the Asia Pacific will be overseen by Joseph Chin, who has been involved in road and rail transport projects, including several toll and traffic systems in China and the wider Asia region, for more than 25 years.
SkyToll enters Asia having developed and operated a number of satellite-based toll systems in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and other European countries.
The company also successfully implemented two projects in Russia in 2015 and piloted a system for monitoring and charging vehicles in Uruguay in 2016.
“We are entering Asia with an excellent track record in satellite toll systems and a desire to build new innovative solutions for traffic management in densely populated urban centres, where the application of satellite technology alone can be complicated,” said Okáli.
“Of course, we also want to draw on the experience gained by PPF Group in the region, which is one of the shareholders of ITIS Holding.”
SkyToll is the lead partner of the inaugural Road User Charging Conference Asia Pacific, which takes place at the Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview hotel in Singapore on 05-06 October 2023.
As lead partner, SkyToll will deliver two presentations – one on each day of the conference.
SkyToll’s first session will see Joseph Chin explain how AI-powered electronic toll collection could improve traffic congestion at toll plazas.
Chin will cover the integration of AI algorithms into front-end tolling equipment and back-office operations systems and outline how AI could enhance operational processes and reduce overhead costs.
SkyToll’s second session will see Mária Mardzinová, manager for solutions innovations and architecture, discuss the role of interoperability in achieving barrier-free road-user charging and revenue growth.
Mardzinová will explain why interoperability is a complex task that requires collaboration and coordination among multiple stakeholders; how interoperability allows for quicker passage through toll points, better traffic flow, fewer delays and lower emissions; and how interoperability can enhance usability and revenue collection for transportation infrastructure maintenance and development.
Road User Charging Conference Asia Pacific is the latest addition to Akabo Media’s now global Road User Charging Conference series, following established editions in Brussels, Belgium and Miami, Florida, USA.
The two-day business event in Singapore will highlight the latest tolling technologies, road-user charging projects and intelligent transport systems being implemented across the Asia-Pacific region.
It will bring together transportation professionals from public-sector organisations and private-sector businesses based in some 40 countries across the region to share best practices, ideas, and information on how to better regulate traffic and generate revenues on highways and major arterial roads in and out of the region’s most congested cities.
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