Kapsch in Australia: Two new contracts and start of tolling system in Sydney

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Multi-lane free-flow tolling solution to support road users

Vienna/Sydney, December 19, 2013 – Kapsch TrafficCom today announced that it has been appointed to deliver two high profile electronic tolling projects in Australia. The contracts will see Kapsch TrafficCom deliver multi-lanefree-flow (MLFF) tolling solutions on the Eastern Distributor toll road in Sydney and the Legacy Way toll road in Brisbane using Kapsch multi-lanefree-flow single gantry technology. Kapsch TrafficCom’s single gantry solution will be deployed in both projects and is capable of Kapsch unique stereoscopic vehicle detection and classification, front and rear licence plate recognition, and 5.8GHz CEN DSRC communications with the vehicle’s on-board unit. Kapsch’s technology offers many benefits including improved safety, reduced congestion and greater accuracy in demanding and intense traffic conditions including so called stop and go situations.

As well as winning these two contracts, Kapsch has also begun operation of a complete new vehicle tolling solution on the M5 South West Motorway in Sydney. This project was implemented, tested and delivered in less than a year and replaces the previous ageing toll system. Kapsch was responsible for the complete installation of the vehicle tolling system (both DSRC and video), the gantry design using a single gantry solution and manufacturing. The solution also included the delivery of a part of the back office system which allow the toll operator to record, view, and process vehicle journeys.

“Winning these contracts is a great endorsement of the strength of our multi-lanefree-flow tolling solutions and we look forward to providing a service to the crucial roads infrastructure of two of Australia’s most iconic cities,” commented Soren Tellegen, Managing Director at Kapsch TrafficCom Australia. “It is great to build on our relationship with the management team of the Eastern Distributor tunnel and we look forward to forging an even deeper relationship with Brisbane City Council.” Kapsch has already been working with Brisbane City Council since 2009 to provide the tolling system on its Go-Between Bridge.

State-of-the-art technology for faster travel in Brisbane

The Legacy Way Tunnel is Brisbane City Council’s new 4.6 km road tunnel that will connect the Western Freeway at Toowong with the Inner City Bypass (ICB) at Kelvin Grove. The tunnel is due to open in 2015 complete with the Kapsch tolling solution. The new route is designed to halve peak hour travel times between the Centenary Bridge and the Inner City Bypass. For the new tunnel Kapsch will deliver a single span gantry capable of tolling both directions of travel at the western portal. The solution is similar to what Kapsch recently delivered for the M5 upgrade project in Sydney.

Kapsch services from Airport to Bondi Beach

In Sydney, the Eastern Distributor connects the city's north, south and east, and is an important link within Sydney's motorway orbital. It provides access to more than 160 kilometres of motorways, freeways and other main roads including those to world famous locations such as Bondi and Coogee beaches, Randwick Races, the tranquil waters of the Northern Beaches, and Sydney Airport. Kapsch’s tolling solution will go live at this site at the end of 2014.

For the past two years Kapsch has been working with the Eastern Distributor management company to support the current tolling system originally built by another systems integrator. The system has now reached the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced. Kapsch was selected to do this due to its reputation for high quality, robustly engineered tolling systems and its solid presence in Australia since 1997.

Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in the application fields of road user charging, urban access and parking, road safety enforcement, commercial vehicle operations, electronic vehicle registration, traffic management and V2X cooperative systems. Kapsch TrafficCom covers with end-to-end solutions the entire value creation chain of its customers as a one-stop shop, from components and subsystems to their integration and operation. The solutions of Kapsch TrafficCom help to provide funding for infrastructure projects, to increase traffic safety, to optimize traffic flow, and to reduce environmental pollution from traffic. The core business is to design, build and operate electronic toll collection systems for multi-lane free-flow traffic. References in 43 countries on all continents make Kapsch TrafficCom a recognized supplier of electronic toll collection worldwide. As part of the Kapsch Group, a family-owned Austrian technology group founded in 1892, Kapsch TrafficCom, headquartered in Vienna, Austria, has subsidiaries and representative offices in 33 countries, has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange (KTCG) since 2007, and generated with more than 3,000 employees revenues of EUR 488.9 million in fiscal year 2012/13.

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toll system, Australia, MLFF

Press contact:

Katharina Riedl
Spokesperson
Kapsch AG
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria
Phone +43 50811 1705
E-mail katharina.riedl@kapsch.net

Investor contact:

Marcus Handl
Investor Relations Officer
Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria
Phone +43 50811 1120
E-mail ir.kapschtraffic@kapsch.net

 

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