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Tattile implements free-flow tolling in Thailand 

Tattile has expanded its business in Thailand, adding to its worldwide presence, covering more than 75 countries with a total of more than 85,000 ANPR cameras in operation. 

With 100% in-house software and hardware development, Tattile can ensure high-performance and made-in-Italy quality through internal manufacturing and rigorous testing in state-of-the-art climatic chambers and EMC testing laboratories. ​ 

The company offers an exceptional range of ANPR cameras designed to fulfill the most demanding license plate recognition applications worldwide, such as Thailand’s. ​ 

Thailand’s context and needs 

Thailand’s primary need was to implement free-flow tolling on highways to try to solve the problem of urban congestion and pollution. 

The successful implementation of intelligent transport systems (ITS) in Thailand could reduce travel times, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and traffic accidents. In addition, it could also potentially lead to long-term positive changes in commuting habits and encourage citizens to use safe and environmentally friendly ways to commute. 

The Thai government developed the no-barrier toll collection system to combat long queues at gateways and avoid creating traffic and more CO2 emissions. Its special barrier-free lanes allow traffic to flow at a rate of 2,000 to 2,500 vehicles per hour, or five times faster than regular gateways

Tattile’s solution: Smart 2HD camera 

Thailand’s Department of Highways (DOH) chose Tattile to improve road safety and traffic data management. The post-paid system uses cameras combined with artificial intelligence and, in this particular case, the best option was Tattile’s Smart 2HD camera

Smart 2HD was specifically designed to meet all the requirements of this free-flow tolling project with guaranteed high performance. To date, the DOH has decided to deploy approximately 20 cameras. 

Thanks to its revolutionary open architecture and the extra CPU capacity, Smart 2HD outperforms other ANPR cameras. Additional functionalities can be added (also in a second moment) to allow vehicle color, brand, and model recognition. 

The camera is able to cover up to two lanes with a maximum width of 7.5 meters (24.6 feet) width maximum and detects vehicles at speeds up to 250 km/h (155 mph). An extra sensitive sensor mounted on the Smart 2HD’s context camera ensures high quality images even in low light conditions.  

The success of the project can be measured by evaluating a number of key performance indicators (KPIs) and criteria that were defined and agreed upon with the customer at the beginning of the project. The most important KPI to analyze was the implementation of neural OCR, which was entirely developed by Tattile and researched exclusively for Thailand. All the KPIs were fully met and the Thai OCR has a remarkable vehicle recognition rate of over 95%

This excellent result ensures a long-term collaboration between Tattile and Thailand in the future: the plan is to add about 50 Smart+, the brand-new high-end camera with the Stark platform on board, to the existing ones. Many projects are currently being discussed for ANPR cameras’ applications, such as speed enforcement, traffic enforcement, parking and border control.