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ETCS – Electronic Toll Collection System

- Non-Stop Payment at Tollgate by communication between OBU and antenna

- Automatic fare deduction from Inserted smart card in OBU

- No. of toll plaza : 335 ea

- No. of OBU distributed : 14.7 Mil, Usage rate : 75% (As of July, 2016)

TCS Vehicle Process(before) : Toll center,TCS charging data, Toll Charging. ETCS Vehicle Process(after) : Toll Center, ETCS Charging data, OBU Info.receiving. Hi-pass Usage & OBU Sale : Cumulative sales of OBU(Million), Hi-pass usage (%), Installed on all expressways-Collecting traffic data from Hi-pass OBU installed in vehicles can be utilized for traffic management

Vehicle Classification System image

Vehicle/Hour graph
Expected Reduction Amount per year
Expected Reduction Amount per year
  Fuel Consumption
Fuel Cost
(USD Mil.)
Freight 1,485 3,994 44.5 2.4
Passenger Car 4,825 11,305 3.9 8.6
Total 6,310 15,299 48.4 11.0

The annual amount of CO2 reduced by installing Hi-Pass is the same as the amount absorbed by 2.01 million pine trees

Source: National Institute of Environmental Research, A press release, 2011. 5. 4