Toll charges for the use of high-traffic motorways and roads was introduced by the Austrian state on 1 January 2004. It is based on the electronic exchange of data between a device installed on the vehicle and portals set up along the network. Transits and vehicle data are transmitted electronically without stopping and without having to use a dedicated lane.
› Plose are the only supplier able to provide invoices with a summary, for each unit, of entries and exits to the motorway, night transits on the Brennerautobahn, keeping track of the EURO level of the vehicle/device!
› Devices that are already associated to another supplier can be easily ‘switched’ to Plose (no need to replace them!).
› The GO-Box electronic device, linked to the number plate of the user vehicle, is installed on the windscreen with adhesive. It can only be used on the Austrian network and it is distributed at GO points.
› It concerns motor vehicles and buses of a total authorized weight superior to 3.5 tons.
› The adding up of the toll is proportioned to the effective kilometres travelled, to the number of axles, to the stretch of road and to the time of transit.
› There are 6 toll roads subject to increased rates: The Brenner Motorway, A 13; the Gleinalm Tunnel (A 9); the Bosruck Tunnel (A 9); the Tauri Motorway, A 10; Karawanken Motorway, A 11; the Arlberg Clearway, S 16.
› There are two methods of paying the toll: post-pay and pre-pay.
› Post-Pay: the toll is charged subsequent to the vehicle’s transit.
› Pre-Pay: the GO-Box device is “loaded” at GO points with a certain amount of credit. The cost of the toll is deducted from the available credit at the time of transit.
And from 1 September 2011, the TOLL2GO electronic device, which developed out of the German OBU: this device, which can be requested and installed within the Toll Collect distribution network, can be used in Austria as well as in Germany