Tag Archives: Satellite

7 RELEVANT QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SATELLITE BASED ERP SYSTEM

How will this impact on taxi and bus fare structures? Won't there be an acute shortage of cabs plying within the priced zones during peak hours then, since the longer they ply to look for fares, the more they would be charged? Are they intruding into my privacy, since now they can track my whereabouts within the priced boundaries? Will there be diff road pricing along diff stretches within the priced zone? Will there be price fluctuations at different times of the day within the restricted zone?

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SATELLITE ERP SYSTEM IS A SERIOUS BREACH OF OUR PRIVACY, JUST LIKE PRISONER ANKLE BRACELETS

This is regarding the launch of a "next-generation electronic road-pricing (ERP) system". Implementation of this system is touted by the government as a means to: Alert you of toll roads and charges before you reach them, provide real-time traffic information, coupon-less streetside parking, automatic payment for off-peak drivers, and it’ll be able to bill you for your distance travelled. HOWEVER, it is clear that this is without a doubt a serious and blatant breach of privacy at worst and a shady means to passively tax vehicle owners at best.

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LTA PAYS S$556 MILLION FOR NEXT-GEN SATELLITE-BASED ERP TRACKING SYSTEM

LTA announced that it has awarded the tender to build next generation satellite-based Electronic Road Pricing to a consortium comprising of NCS and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine System Asia. This contract is worth S$556 million and LTA rates this proposal as the best value for money. Development will start in late 2016 and LTA expects it to be operational by 2020.

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