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Using the vehicle's Bluetooth identifier in the tolling mobile app for improving the enforcement of tolling operation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244847D
Publication Date: 2016-Jan-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

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Using a vehicle's Bluetooth identifier in the tolling mobile application for improving the enforcement of tolling operation

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Using the vehicle's Bluetooth identifier in the tolling mobile app for improving the enforcement of tolling operation

Disclosed is an integration approach between the tolling mobile application (referred to as the mobile app) and a vehicle's Bluetooth. In this context the mobile app is replacing the tolling on-board units which are installed in vehicles in order to charge for the distance or time spent using the road infrastructure. This idea addresses the enforcement challenge of using the mobile app instead of standard tolling on-board units.

    The core of this idea is that the mobile app uses the Bluetooth identifier to create a unique relationship between the driver using the mobile app, and the vehicle which the driver is using to make a road trip. The enforcement equipment installed on the road network captures the licence plate of the vehicle and the back office enforcement system associates this licence plate with an active relationship between the corresponding Bluetooth identifier and the mobile app used by driver. If the enforcement system verifies that the vehicle is associated with active mobile app for a particular trip, it can provide confirmation to the charging system. Figure 1 outlines this unique enforcement relationship:

Figure 1.

Figure 2 outlines how Bluetooth identifier could be applied in the functional implementation of tolling mobile app:


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