Mandate in support of the widespread introduction and interoperability of electronic road toll systems in the Community
Electronic road toll systems help to speed up toll collection, thereby increasing the capacity of the motorway. Various systems have been introduced, at local and at national level. However, these systems are not necessarily mutually compatible. This has created problems for motorists, who would have to affix several tags to their vehicles in order to subscribe to the various systems. Interoperable electronic road toll systems would facilitate a smoother traffic flow and manual interventions and credit card payments could be eliminated. As a result, congestion, delays and accidents could be reduced thereby increasing road safety.
Analyses of Frost and Sullivan on "European-Wide Interoperable Electronic Toll Service Delayed Despite Need": http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/market-insight-top.pag?docid=195303618
Rapp analysis on EETS development: http://www.rapp-trans.co.uk/media/UKwebsite/documents/ppt_0512_kp_european_interoperability_standardisation.pdf