Abu Dhabi's new toll gate system showcased during GITEX Technology Week
The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) in Abu Dhabi showcased the Abu Dhabi Toll Gate System and the Integrated Automated Vehicles Management Enterprise Platform during GITEX Technology Week.
ITC discussed the Abu Dhabi Toll Gate System that will be implemented on the entrances and exits of Abu Dhabi City starting from October 15, 2019. Four gates will be implemented on the main bridges leading to Abu Dhabi City: Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Bridge, Al Maqtaa Bridge and Mussafah Bridge.
This step comes in line with the Surface Transport Master Plan (STMP) for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in a move to reduce traffic congestion and raise the efficiency of the transport sector. The toll gate system will encourage the use of public transport and carpooling. ITC also exempted electric vehicles from paying the toll fees in aim of promoting sustainable transport in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi that will consequently aid in preserving the environment.
In addition, ITC presented Abu Dhabi Integrated Automated Vehicles Management Enterprise Platform Project (IAVMEP), which will develop, implement and operate a digital platform to manage the vehicles that are authorised by the Department of Transport (DoT) and ITC along with government and commercial’s vehicles like public buses, taxis and school transport buses, freight and Tadweer vehicles.
The platform will link the available central systems together and will offer devices to facilitate the monitoring of vehicles along with monitoring the drivers’ compliance with the regulations in order to enhance safety and security.
The IAVMP aims at improving the quality of services offered by these entities as it provides accurate central database that enriches the available transport data that is published or presented in smart applications.
The project is planned to be activated by the end of 2019 with the operational capacity of real-time monitoring the performance of 10,000 vehicle during the project’s first phase. Local workforces will be trained to supervise and execute the project for any future improvements.