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Free-flow tolls

No more barriers, queues and slowdowns, free-flow tolls reinvent the motorway! 

Gates equipped with infrared cameras and sensors identify vehicles by reading license plates or electronic toll badges. 

What are free-flow tolls?

A first in France

The A79 will be the first French motorway to be put into service in free flow operation, with 88km and 6 gates. 

The gates and the technology used were designed and supplied by one of the world leaders. They are already used in many countries: the United States, Spain, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India. 

The benefits of free flow

How do free-flow tolls work?

1/ The vehicle passes under a gate 

The passage is accurately dated as the vehicle is identified using the electronic toll badge or the license plate.  

2/ Readings analysis 

The readings are automatically analysed and validated to determine the journey. 

The device consists of a camera to which is added a layer of algorithmic intelligence that allows the system to communicate between facilities and with the back-office system. 

3/ Payment 

The journey is paid for automatically if you are equipped with an electronic toll badge or if you have subscribed to license plate registration. 

Otherwise, you must pay for your trip within 72 hours after your journey on the A79, online or at a payment machine. In the event of late payment, a fixed compensation of €90 will be added to the toll fee. 

From the gantry to the payment

Free-flow tolls and personal data protection

The free flow identification system is GDPR (personal data confidentiality) compliant and only reads license plates for toll and billing purposes. 

Rights to access data and to revise is guaranteed to all customers. 

The personal data protection control process is rigorous and ensured by a DPO (Data Protection Office) and a GDPR specialist at both Eiffage and APRR. 

The software systems for payment on the website and at the ticket machines are developed in France and Eiffage is the publisher. Data is hosted in France.