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LTA Could Charge Vehicles for Distance Travelled with New ERP Satellite System

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The Land Transport Authority is looking to develop a new satellite ERP system that it could use to monitor the distance travelled by motorists on the road and charge them for it. It says that such this would be a fairer method of charging motorists who travel on tolled roads.

The new system would also allow for electronic payment for parking, in carparks which now require coupon use.

The LTA is also looking to use the system to monitor and charge off-peak car users for actual usage of their cars.

The LTA opened up a tender calling for companies to submit bids to develop the new system, dubbed the Satellite based ERP system. It will replace the current ERP system.

The tender is to develop an Electronic Road Pricing system based on Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology. The system will include an onboard unit for vehicles.

The system is expected to be up and running by the year 2020.

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