Normandy: barrier-free tolls on the A13 and A14 motorways at the end of 2024

Julien Sarboraria Cars may pass without stopping at the toll end 2024 on

highways AT13 and A 14 linking Paris to Normandy, because their passage will be detected by sensors on gantry cranes, the Sanef motorway company said on Wednesday. Users will be able to travel at the authorized speed on the motorway without slowing down or stopping by passing under the gates equipped with cameras and sensors that will identify the vehicles, described the Société des autoroutes du nord et de l’Est de France. (Sanef) in a press release.

Their account will be automatically debited if they subscribe to electronic toll payment. If they are not, they can either register their license plate on the Sanef website or application, or pay after their passage by phone, online or at a physical terminal. Sanef promises “time savings, fuel savings and reductions in CO2 emissions into the atmosphere”. It is currently necessary to stop four times at the toll between Paris and Deauville and five times between Paris and Caen on the A 10, whose weekend traffic jams are legendary.

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Sanef has been experimenting with this formula since March 2019 at the Boulay-Moselle interchange on the A4 motorway. “The technological system has demonstrated its reliability and customers have become familiar with this new payment system,” she says. This system called “free-flow” – or “free flow” in French – is already widely used abroad (South Africa, Chile, Great Britain, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, etc.), in particular by the Spanish group Abertis, parent company of Sanef. A similar device must be adopted on the future A motorway 39, built by Eiffage, which is due to open in the Allier in the fall 2022. Receive our latest news Twice a week, on automotive news 1423666 in one go eye.