Local authorities in Montenegro have awarded Emovis with a new contract to upgrade the tolling systems in the Sozina tunnel, linking the country’s capital Podgorica with the port of Bar.

Monteput d.o.o, the public owned company in charge of the maintenance of the Sozina tunnel has awarded Emovis with the contract for the upgrade of the toll collection system.

The tunnel links the capital city Podgorica to the key port of Bar.

The 9-months delivery project includes the renewal of the existing 11 lanes with Emovis´s latest generation video tolling solution that is already in operation in other countries in Europe.

Video Tolling, also referred to as ‘Pay by Plate’, is an emerging automated, seamless payment method based on automatic recognition of license plates. A growing number of traditional barrier-tolled motorways are turning to video toll lanes in order to provide road users with a better travel experience and move themselves into the era of modern future-focused tolling, while optimizing their operating costs.

Christian Barrientos, CEO of Emovis, said: “This project reinforces Emovis presence in Europe and proves our experience upgrading traditional tolling systems to video tolling, a cashless, low maintenance and high performing alternative for those concessionaires and toll road operators that are seeking to deliver a simplified and better experience to their road users”.

Milan Ljiljanic, Chief Executive Officer of Monteput, said: “For the last 10 years, we have had extremely successful business cooperation with Emovis.
“We will supplement the current toll collection methods that we use at the Sozina toll station with a solution for the Video Tolling system.”
“We believe that the introduction of these innovative solutions will further improve the throughput of vehicles at our toll station and provide our users with another very efficient way of toll collection.”

About Abertis Mobility Services (AMS)

Abertis Mobility Services (AMS) is the technology subsidiary of the Abertis group, with expertise in the implementation of cutting-edge technology platforms and operation services for the management of infrastructures and smart mobility in urban and interurban environments. It concentrates free flow toll activities and the implementation of the technological ecosystem for urban traffic management through Low Emission Zones and Road Usage Charging. It is present in 13 countries, which allows to also provide experience in multiple regulatory frameworks and solutions.

The solutions proposed by AMS are comprehensive and address the entire value chain, from the implementation of technological platforms and client management to operation and maintenance. AMS has extensive knowledge of vehicle detection systems, a long track record and proven experience, as well as value-added services aimed at improving customer experience and regulatory compliance.