Electronic Fee Collection

Introduction

In many countries electronic road tolling systems are being used but, although many of them use similar technologies, few of them are compatible at present. This leads to inefficiencies in the operation of such systems and frustration among drivers.

To address such issues in Europe, the European Commission has published a Directive on Electronic Fee Collection, which emphasizes the need for interoperability of systems. The Directive (2004/52/EC) proposes to introduce the European Electronic Toll Service (EETS) that makes it mandatory for fee collection systems to use one or more of the following technologies:

  • Satellite positioning
  • Mobile communications using the GSM and GPRS standards
  • 5.8 GHz microwave technologies (DSRC).

Furthermore, such systems should be interoperable and based on open and public standards, available on a non-discriminatory basis to all system suppliers.

Our Role & Activities

ETSI is responsible for developing various standards in response to the Mandate M/338 issued to ETSI, CEN and CENELEC by the European Commission in support of Interoperability of electronic road tolling systems. Along with the development of two multipart standards an ETSI Special Task Force (STF 282) has produced in close co-operation with CEN test specifications which focus on the 5,8 GHz Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) technology:

  • European Standard EN 300 674 - Road Transport and Traffic Telematics (RTTT); DSRC transmission equipment (500 kbit/s / 250 kbit/s) operating in the 5.8 GHz Industrial Scientific and Medical (ISM) band. Part 2 of this European Standard is the Harmonised Standard that may be used to demonstrate compliance of roadside equipment and on-board units to the European Commission's Radio Equipment Directive (RED)
  • Technical Specification TS 102 486 - Test specifications for DSRC transmission equipment.

External links

  • CEN has developed the DSRC base standards, upon which the ETSI work is based
  • Technical Committee TC 204 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is working on Intelligent Transport Systems, and its TC22 is working on in-car equipment
  • The ICT Standards Board has an Intelligent Transport Systems Steering Group.

Standards

The following is a list of the 20 latest published ETSI standards on electronic fee collection.

A full list of related standards in the public domain is accessible via the ETSI standards search. Via this interface you can also subscribe for alerts on updates of ETSI standards.

For work in progress see the ETSI Work Programme on the Portal.

Standard No. Standard title.
EN 300 674-2-1 Transport and Traffic Telematics (TTT); Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) transmission equipment (500 kbit/s / 250 kbit/s) operating in the 5 795 MHz to 5 815 MHz frequency band; Part 2: Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Sub-part 1: Road Side Units (RSU)
TS 102 792 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Mitigation techniques to avoid interference between European CEN Dedicated Short Range Communication (CEN DSRC) equipment and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) operating in the 5 GHz frequency range
ES 200 674-1 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Road Transport and Traffic Telematics (RTTT); Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC); Part 1: Technical characteristics and test methods for High Data Rate (HDR) data transmission equipment operating in the 5,8 GHz Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) band
TS 102 708-2-1 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); RTTT; Test specifications for High Data Rate (HDR) data transmission equipment operating in the 5,8 GHz ISM band; Part 2: Application Layer; Sub-part 1: Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS) proforma specification
TS 102 708-2-2 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); RTTT; Test specifications for High Data Rate (HDR) data transmission equipment operating in the 5,8 GHz ISM band; Part 2: Application Layer; Sub-Part 2: Test Suite Structure and Test Purposes (TSS&TP)
TS 102 708-2-3 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); RTTT; Test specifications for High Data Rate (HDR) data transmission equipment operating in the 5,8 GHz ISM band; Part 2: Application Layer; Sub-part 3: Abstract Test Suite (ATS) and partial PIXIT proforma
TR 102 960 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Mitigation techniques to avoid interference between European CEN Dedicated Short Range Communication (RTTT DSRC) equipment and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) operating in the 5 GHz frequency range; Evaluation of mitigation methods and techniques
TS 102 792 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Mitigation techniques to avoid interference between European CEN Dedicated Short Range Communication (CEN DSRC) equipment and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) operating in the 5 GHz frequency range
ES 200 674-1 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Road Transport and Traffic Telematics (RTTT); Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC); Part 1: Technical characteristics and test methods for High Data Rate (HDR) data transmission equipment operating in the 5,8 GHz Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) band
TS 102 708-2-2 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); RTTT; Test specifications for High Data Rate (HDR) data transmission equipment operating in the 5,8 GHz ISM band; Part 2: Application Layer; Sub-Part 2: Test Suite Structure and Test Purposes (TSS&TP)
TS 102 708-2-3 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); RTTT; Test specifications for High Data Rate (HDR) data transmission equipment operating in the 5,8 GHz ISM band; Part 2: Application Layer; Sub-Part 3: Abstract Test Suite (ATS) and partial PIXIT proforma
TS 102 916-1 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Test specifications for the methods to ensure coexistence of Cooperative ITS G5 with RTTT DSRC; Part 1: Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS)
TS 102 916-2 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Test specifications for the methods to ensure coexistence of Cooperative ITS G5 with RTTT DSRC; Part 2: Test Suite Structure and Test Purposes (TSS&TP)
TS 102 916-3 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Test specifications for the methods to ensure coexistence of Cooperative ITS G5 with RTTT DSRC; Part 3: Abstract Test Suite (ATS) and partial Protocol Implementation eXtra Information for Testing (PIXIT)
TS 102 708-2-3 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); RTTT; Test specifications for High Data Rate (HDR) data transmission equipment operating in the 5,8 GHz ISM band; Part 2: Application Layer; Sub-Part 3: Abstract Test Suite (ATS) and partial PIXIT proforma
TS 102 708-2-1 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); RTTT; Test specifications for High Data Rate (HDR) data transmission equipment operating in the 5,8 GHz ISM band; Part 2: Application Layer; Sub-Part 1: Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS) proforma specification
TS 102 708-2-2 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); RTTT; Test specifications for High Data Rate (HDR) data transmission equipment operating in the 5,8 GHz ISM band; Part 2: Application Layer; Sub-Part 2: Test Suite Structure and Test Purposes (TSS&TP)
ES 200 674-1 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Road Transport and Traffic Telematics (RTTT); Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC); Part 1: Technical characteristics and test methods for High Data Rate (HDR) data transmission equipment operating in the 5,8 GHz Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) band
TS 102 708-2-1 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); RTTT; Test specifications for High Data Rate (HDR) data transmission equipment operating in the 5,8 GHz ISM band; Part 2: Application Layer Common Application Service Elements; Sub-Part 1: Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS) proforma specification
TS 102 708-2-2 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); RTTT; Test specifications for High Data Rate (HDR) data transmission equipment operating in the 5,8 GHz ISM band; Part 2: Application Layer Common Application Service Elements; Sub-Part 2: Test Suite Structure and Test Purposes (TSS&TP)