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Hungary to assist Indonesia with $90 million toll road technology

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, January 24, 2020   /  02:26 pm
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Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó talks to the press on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, following a bilateral meeting with Indonesian ministers.(JP/Riza Roidila Mufti)

Indonesia and Hungary are in talks to build a multi-lane free flow (MLFF) e-toll system that allows payments without gates while cars are moving. The technology is estimated to cost US$90 million. The e-toll technology the country is offering uses a global navigation satellite sytem (GNSS). The technology has been used in several eastern European countries, including Hungary. With GNSS, motorists no longer need to tap electronic money cards as vehicles would be charged tolls through sensors installed inside vehicles that identify their locations based on satellite connections. Installation of the GNSS e-toll system is projected to cost $90 million, Hungary’s Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Thursday. “An Indonesian-Hungarian joint venture has completed the feasibility study of an e-tolling system on the highways,” ...