Following an international public tender, Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), the official body responsible for Ireland’s national road network, selected Indra, one of the world’s leading technology and consultancy companies, to provide , implement and maintain the toll interoperability management platform for the 11 highways of the country and operate it for 50 months until 2026.
The interoperability management services to be provided by Indra under the new contract will facilitate Electronic Toll Interoperability (ETC) on all toll roads in Ireland by providing toll service providers with the means to exchange data on payment / collection transactions. With a business-to-business solution, it offers a transparent transactional service, so that the day-to-day user will benefit from the services provided without any interruption. This will allow national and European users who have an account with a toll service provider to use all state toll roads, regardless of the provider. Indra, TII and the toll operators work together to facilitate the payment experience.
Indra will implement an advanced cloud-based clearinghouse system based on a micro-services architecture. It will receive data from both toll highway operators and toll service providers, the entities that issue the transponder devices that are installed in vehicles to manage customer accounts. The clearinghouse will verify, consolidate and re-distribute all of the above data (amount, time, date and location) to ensure correct payment of tolls.
This will be done in accordance with a defined data exchange standard and an interoperable system aligned with the 2019 European Directive which promotes the cross-border exchange of information in the EU in this area.
In this regard, Indra’s interoperability management platform will comply with the requirements of the European Electronic Toll Service (SET) and equivalent standards for the electronic collection of charges, making it open, flexible, modular and scalable. It will thus be ready to integrate new functionalities and other types of transactions if necessary, such as congestion charges based on the volume of traffic and vehicle pollution and those arising from advanced mobility policies, such as mobility as a service. .
Indra will also operate the platform. It will provide the management, R&D, business processes, systems and communications infrastructure necessary to provide the interoperability service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Indra will thus contribute to Transport Infrastructure Ireland’s (TII) objective of providing sustainable transport infrastructure and services that provide a better quality of life, support economic growth and respect the environment.
A leader in advanced and interoperable platforms
Thanks to Mova Collect, its complete and innovative range of collection solutions, and In-Mova Space, its platform specializing in intelligent mobility which provides a cross-view of mobility management and transport infrastructure operations, Indra is become one of the world leaders in interoperable technology. for electronic transport payment and advanced electronic toll solutions.
The company has implemented its toll technology in countries such as the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Australia, the Philippines, Israel, Portugal, Spain and the Ireland itself, where its back-office technology has been installed on six highways, including the one connecting Dublin to the border with Northern Ireland, an important strategic route.
In Mexico, it has developed one of the largest electronic toll projects launched to date in the world. It has implemented its electronic toll technology for the entire public road network in Mexico, with nearly 500 roads totaling around 4,000 kilometers, a figure representing around 45% of the country’s highways.
Indra’s toll solution is also one of the most advanced of its kind currently in existence, incorporating artificial intelligence and deep learning capabilities for integration with connected vehicles and the automatic occupant detection system. company vehicles. As a result of these advances, Indra is currently implementing an advanced toll system on the I-66 freeway in the United States, allowing it to operate it with an innovative dynamic pricing system.
This innovation has already made Indra a pioneer in free flow toll systems and multi-concession toll systems. In the latter case, Indra has implemented a back-office system for the integrated management and operation of the LBJ Express and North Tarrant Express highways in Texas.
Indra is now moving towards the model of dynamic tolls (Managed Lanes) to facilitate new, more sustainable mobility policies, the implementation of which is increasing in the United States, with great potential for access to major European cities.
Indra has experience in transportation, with over 2,500 projects developed in over 100 cities and over 50 countries. Its transport division, Indra Mova Solutions, covers the entire life cycle of its clients’ projects and combines new digital capabilities, integration, specialization and innovation demanded by the market, with reliability, knowledge business, Indra’s exclusive technology for transportation and the vast experience of its team of professionals.