UTA, the fuel and service cards provider in Europe has integrated the new Polish e-TOLL system into its UTA One interoperable on-board unit (OBU), enabling tolls on Polish motorways, expressways and main roads to be settled electronically.
In addition, UTA One supports toll systems in Belgium (including the Liefkenshoektunnel), Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Portugal, Spain, Norway (includ- ing ferries and motorway bridges), Sweden (bridges), Denmark (bridges), Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Collectively, UTA One now encompasses 15 toll contexts in 14 European countries, making it the most comprehensive European Electronic Toll Service (EETS) solution on the market today.
e-TOLL becomes the de-facto toll system on 1 October
Launched in June, the e-TOLL system, which uses GNSS satellite positioning technology, replaces the legacy viaTOLL system on 1 October 2021 following a period of transition. Under the e-TOLL system, tolls are charged electronically for vehicles with a gross vehicle weight over 3.5 tonnes and buses with more than nine seats on sections of motorways, expressways and national roads managed by the state operator GDDKiA. The toll road network in Poland remains unchanged.
Wide range of toll processing options
To process the toll in the new e-TOLL system, either an OBU, a telematics device or the e-TOLL app can be used. It will also be possible in the near future to use a fuel and service card such as the UTA Full Service Card. In this way, customers are flexible and can choose the best option for them. It is no longer necessary to conclude a contract. Companies simply set up an ac- count via the Internetowe Konto Klienta (IKK) e-TOLL online portal. There, they can manage licence plates, vehicles, equipment and methods of settlement such as their UTA card – and thus have all relevant travel data at their fingertips. Customers can also create an account in person at IKK customer service points or through selected fuel card providers such as UTA.
Accessing the e-TOLL context is easy and does not require any administrative effort: it is simply applied to UTA One OBUs via an over-the-air update. Activation can be performed by customers in the UTA customer portal for each desired country. The update is available to customers immediately.