Daimler announces revolutionary European truck toll system

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Daimler has announced the development of a revolutionary Europe-wide truck toll system. The project called European Electronic Toll Services (“EETS”) is the result of a joint-venture with T-Systems International GmbH and DKV EURO SERVICE GmbH.

The aim is to sign up sales partners to market the EETS services and to process the tolls vis-a-vis the end customers. The intended collaboration is subject to approval by the competition authorities.

The technical basis of the planned services will be a transnationally usable on-board unit, which is designed to allow the Europe-wide billing of toll charges using just one single device.

The market launch is scheduled for 2018 in the following countries: Belgium, Germany, France, Austria, Poland. The next planned step is to include the following countries, if possible at the time of market launch or at any rate soon afterwards: Italy, Portugal, Spain, Hungary.

The offered services are intended to cover all current and future toll roads as well as relevant tunnels and bridges using one single on-board unit.