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We specialize in identifying and implementing accurate satellite positioning solutions for electronic tolling and for road telematics. Since being founded in 2017, GNSS Consulting has advised the European GNSS Agency in the evaluation of project proposals within the framework of the Horizon 2020 program and has supported leading tolling technology companies in the preparation of bids for public tenders for the deployment of GNSS technology in electronic tolling.
Norbert Schindler is founder and CEO of GNSS Consulting. He has extensive leadership experience in the IT and telecommunications sector, with a focus on Global Satellite Navigation (GNSS) technologies – especially in the field of electronic tolling. From 2004 to 2017, Norbert was the Global Sales Manager of the Tolling Headquarters at Siemens AG. During that period he participated in the evaluation and preparation of offers for the deployment of GNSS-based technologies for electronic tolling systems. In 2018, Norbert also became Technology Editor of H3B Media .
Norbert Schindler participates in the Tolling Industry Discussions of TOLL INSIGHT
“I believe that in the coming years, the cost of satellite-based OBUs will not differ much from that of conventional microwave tags. That means that one of the main cost-differentiators for electronic tolling schemes will be that of roadside infrastructure, where GNSS-based solutions can have a clear advantage.”
“A big question we are about to face, I think, is whether smartphones can realistically replace proprietary tolling devices. There is a clear advantage to having a plug-and-play GNSS device installed in every vehicle that meets the standards and service levels required by a toll operator – especially one that cannot easily be manipulated to avoid paying distance-based fees..”
ITS UK Road User Charging Forum 2021
We presented an Overview of GNSS-Based Tolling Deployments in Europe that also highlighted the advantages of the European Galileo System and multi-constellation GNSS for reliable satellite-based tolling systems. We also describe the challenges of using smartphones as electronic tolling devices. To view, the slides click here. The entire event can be viewed on YouTube as well, with our contribution starting at 45:36.