Bulgaria is another EU country launching toll roads and automatic payment methods. As of March 1st, 2020, a new set of requirements has come into force containing toll collection provisions for the usage of the republican road network via electronic charges. We have collected key facts about the requirements and some tips for your clients to comply with them using Wialon.
The current legislation introduces electronic toll on a distance traveled basis for vehicles with a total technically permissible maximum mass over 3,5 tons and on a time basis for light vehicles with total technically permissible maximum mass up to or equal to 3,5 tons (electronic vignette).
The system offers two ways to purchase a pass:
The BG Toll requires several parameters from a vehicle before proceeding with a toll payment: pan number, vehicle license plate number, vehicle axles count, and vehicle weight.
Buying a one-time pass is not a big deal in case you have a couple of vehicles. But if you operate a fleet containing dozens of vehicles, getting such passes will quickly turn into a nightmare for your operators. The second option that proceeds the collected data and calculates the sums you owe looks much more attractive.
Gurtam has used its Wialon platform to deliver a solution that automates toll pass purchases. We’ll share with you how such a solution works and what is the role of Wialon in its architecture.
The Wialon platform is an integral part of the delivered solution that automatically sends the unit’s positioning data to the BG Toll system. The system receives data, sends payment requests, and accepts toll payments.
The tollbg.eu service allows users to forward telematics data from their devices into the Bulgarian toll roads system.
The next step is getting a flespi account on the flespi official website.
NB: Don’t change the original Unit ID.
Click on the flespi channel and go to the Toolbox tab to make sure the data is coming to flespi (there must be at least one connection):
Then you need to create a plugin for your device.
Go to the Plugins tab and create a new plugin:
The next step is to assign the created plugin to your device.
Open your device settings:
The plugin will automatically add the parameters required by the BG Toll system into the original device messages.
The next step is to create a stream of the BG Toll type:
Go to the Streams tab and create a new one:
Once the connection is established, the stream card turns green. New messages from the devices will be sent to the BG Toll system via the activated plugin.
A user can use the Toolbox tab to monitor messages sent in the logs on the stream 一 all issues with authentication and dispatching will pop up there.
The solution featuring Wialon and BG Toll integration provides users with all the necessary tools to comply with the latest Bulgarian regulations and make toll payments automatically without time- and effort-consuming manual manipulation. As a result, we have:
If you have any other questions on working with the BG Toll system, please contact your personal manager, or send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.