CARLSBAD, California, 5 May 2020 – Q-Free (OSE: QFR), a global leader in mobility solutions for smart city infrastructure, has entered into an agreement with Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a developer of advanced sensors, training, and cyber and software solutions, to improve automatic license plate recognition and toll collections for the MassDOT All Electronic Tolling System (AETS).
Since its inception, the MassDOT AETS has processed more than one-billion camera image tolls but must manually review many images because of unreadable and obscured license plates. To address this, Q-Free will install its proprietary Intrada® Insight —an automated, high-accuracy license plate reading system. Intrada Insight significantly decreases the number of video-based transactions requiring manual review and will reduce operational costs for MassDOT.
“We are excited to participate in such a progressive agreement,” said Bill Rapp, Q-Free’s executive vice president of tolling solutions for Q-Free America. “We are confident our Intrada Insight enhancements will deliver unprecedented video automation and accuracy rates, and greatly reduce the need for manual review.”
While many drivers traditionally use cash, experts expect the transition to cashless tolling to accelerate in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rapp says that the increased automation and accuracy rates provided by Intrada will prove even more essential to collecting tolls in Massachusetts.
“Our all electronic tolling system has saved MassDOT commuters countless hours on the road since 2016,” said Matt Gilligan, vice president at Raytheon Intelligence & Space. “As MassDOT’s tolling partner we are always looking for new technologies to improve the system and reduce operational costs.”
Since 1984, Q-Free ASA (OSE: QFR), has been facilitating the safe and efficient movement of people and goods, with solutions that connect vehicles, drivers, and communities. Today, Q-Free’s elite brand portfolio features several top names in ITS including Intelight, OpenTMS, Intrada®, ParQSense, and Q-Free HUB. Together, these data-driven solutions improve the travel experience through smart intersection control, coordinated highways and arterials, incident management, toll operations, and parking guidance at the local, regional, and state-wide level.
Headquartered in Trondheim, Norway, Q-Free has annual revenues of approximately 1 billion NOK (120 million USD) and employs 400 transportation enthusiasts in 16 countries.
To learn more about how Q-Free is changing the way people move, visit www.q-free.com.
About Raytheon Intelligence & Space
Raytheon Intelligence & Space delivers the disruptive technologies our customers need to succeed in any domain, against any challenge. A developer of advanced sensors, training, and cyber and software solutions, Raytheon Intelligence & Space provides a decisive advantage to civil, military and commercial customers in more than 40 countries around the world. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the business generated $15 billion in pro forma annual revenue in 2019 and has 39,000 employees worldwide. Raytheon Intelligence & Space is one of four businesses that form Raytheon Technologies Corporation.