DKV celebrates approval for final test phases with motorway operators
14.02.2017. DKV Euro Service GmbH + Co. KG has reached an important milestone in the development of the DKV BOX ITALIA, which will allow invoicing of all Italian tolls in accordance with the European standard (EETS standard): the device has passed the main conformance and usability tests of the Italian Association of Toll Motorways and Tunnels Concessionaire Companies (AISCAT). The tests form part of the certification process for organisations that issue their own on-board units in Italy. The DKV BOX ITALIA is a new type of OBU based on microwave technology that is designed to allow automatic vehicle detection and toll payment on all toll motorways in Italy. “Up to now it has been necessary to carry two types of toll payment media in the cab – the Telepass Box and the DKV Viacard,” explains Project Leader Andreas Leber. “With the DKV BOX ITALIA, only a single on-board unit is needed and the user receives the transaction data for the passages right up to the current day.” In addition to detailed vehicle-related toll invoicing, the user will also have access to a diverse range of web-based means of evaluating the data, which will make total cost control much simpler.
With the AISCAT tests successfully completed, DKV has official approval to start bilateral OBU and interface testing with the motorway operating companies in Italy. The market introduction of the DKV BOX ITALIA is planned for the second half of 2017.