Houston System’s Toll Management Solutions is one of the best toll management systems available today. It is a perfect blend of machine, technology and man to make life easier for man. Whenever we come across the word “Toll Booth” or “Toll Plaza”, the very first thing that comes to our mind is the long lines of the vehicles waiting to pay the toll tax and proceed ahead. Once you proceed after paying the toll, you get a very smooth highway with smooth flowing traffic which is literally gliding on the road. The time you might save by using these roads is compensated by the time you waited on the toll plaza to pay the toll tax.
Houston System has considered this fact while developing the toll management system in their design and have come up with various new technological remedies which would minimize these problems and make you experience a happy one. You will not be pained much while crossing through the toll plaza that uses the toll management system of Houston System.
The system detects the cars before it enters the toll booth and measures its length, width, height and also checks the number of axles and the distance between the axles automatically beforehand. All the above data is fed in the Main control’s database and the system segregates the vehicle type on its own and calculates the toll charge on its own before the vehicle reaches the counter. This automatic generation of toll charge saves a lot of time and the system also saves these details for future references.
The system also has provisions for the e-payment of the bill thus making it easier for the people to pay with the help of their debit cards, credit cards, smartcards, RFID, etc. The toll plaza, however, also has the facility to pay by cash. All the details are updated in the system’s server for future reference. The proposition for e-billing makes the transactions transparent and they can be tracked at every instant.
The toll management system by Houston System not only ensures transparent monetary transactions but also checks for any violations by continuously checking the weight of the vehicles dynamically. It is done by using two piezoelectric sensors. The piezoelectric sensors senses the weight and the system refines it by considering other factors like road-tire contact length, road roughness, vehicle speed, tire footprints, etc.
All the data is stored in the main computer for future reference and the vehicles found violating the law are fined appropriately. The system also is assigned the job to calculate and show the graphic data on various topics on a daily, monthly and yearly basis. This helps in proper analysis and thus the working of the toll plaza and many other facilities can be enhanced by formulating laws which would be beneficial for the people.
The toll plaza system is a hybrid mixture of enforcement agent, maintenance agent and management. It cannot be bribed and all the data is stored and available for scrutiny. This is one of the most transparent uses of technology for providing better facilities to the people. It is people centric and is technologically very advanced.