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OBJECTIVES

SCHEME DESIGN

TECHNOLOGY

BUSINESS SYSTEMS

Prediction

PREDICTION

TRAFFIC EFFECTS

ENVIRONMENT

ECONOMY

EQUITY

Appraisal

APPRAISAL

Decision Making

ACCEPTABILITY

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Implementation and Evaluation

EVALUATION

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Bristol

Cambridge

Durham

Dutch National Case

Edinburgh

London

Manchester

Milan

Nord-Jaeren

Oslo

Rome

Stockholm

The Hague

Trondheim



Urban Road User Charging Online Knowledge Base

Technology Used

The figure below illustrates the various components of the technology that would be used in the proposed scheme in Cambridge. The vehicle would be fitted with an ‘on board’ unit that would register the vehicle passing or entering the charging zone. The Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) transceiver and vehicle receiver unit would log entry.

This is backed up by Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras mounted on the same pole and outrigger, as shown in the figure below. Spatial matching would take place between the image read and recorded by the ANPR camera and the DSRC transaction.



The next figure shows an example of an image caught by an ANPR camera as a vehicle passes a pole and outrigger into a charging zone.