GNSS Road Pricing

GNSS Road Pricing

GNSS Road Pricing is the charging of road users using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) sensors inside vehicles. Advocates argue that road pricing using GNSS permits a number of policies such as tolling by distance on urban roads and can be used for many other applications in parking, insurance and vehicle emissions. Critics argue that GNSS could lead to an invasion of people’s privacy [ [ A presentation explaining the benefits and privacy issues of GNSS road pricing] ] .


Even though GNSS and electronic toll collection have been around for decades, the idea of using satellites for road tolling is quite recent. In 1998, the European Union published a report which proposed the use of GNSS to charge vehicles by distance. [ [] Fair Payment for Infrastructure Use: A phased approach to a common transport infrastructure charging framework in the EU, "Commission of the European Communities", July 22, 1998.] . Germany introduced the first the GNSS road pricing system for truck tolling in 2005 [ [,10801,98679,00.html] IDG article on German Truck Tolling] . In 2007, the Netherlands legislated the implementation of GNSS road pricing by 2011, and nationwide by 2016 [ [] Dutch Ministry site describing the Netherlands tolling plans] .

How it works

Although the architecture of individual systems may vary, all GNSS road pricing systems share key common elements in how they work. In a typical road pricing system, in-vehicle sensors record time and position data. The data vehicle is processed into trip data, which is in then matched to a set pricing scheme to produce a bill. Most systems process trip data at a back office, though some systems are designed with all the processing taking place inside the vehicle itself [ [ Illustration of Skymeter's road pricing system here] ] [ [ Satellic's Road Pricing technology illustration] ] .


Congestion Pricing

Many cities that have already implemented congestion pricing are looking at ways to expand and improve their systems. Proponents of GNSS road pricing claim it can be used to charge vehicles for how much they travel within a cordoned area as opposed to a flat entry fee, thus avoiding 'sharp pricing edges'.

Time Distance Place (TDP) Road Pricing

GNSS Road pricing enables road pricing policies based on time, distance and place (TDP). TDP road pricing is very much based on the road pricing principles outlined by William Vickrey [Cite web|author= Vickrey, William | year=1992|url=|title= Principles of Efficient Congestion Pricing|accessdate=2008-02-26|publisher = Victoria Transport Policy Institute] . In such a system, vehicles are charged based on when, where, and how much they drive. [ [ Technology Strategy Board Request for TDP proposals] ]

GNSS Road Pricing Providers


ee Also

*Global Navigation Satellite System
*Global Positioning System
*Road Pricing
*Congestion pricing
*Electronic toll collection


External Links

* [ GPS world article on GNSS automotive applications]
* [ Skymeter] : a company that has developed technology for GNSS road pricing
* [ Satellic] : the company that runs Germany's truck tolling
* [ Article on British Think Tank's recommendation of satellite road charging]

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