The Egyptian ministry of transportation get ready to implement advanced wireless system to be able to raise the roads fees, According to Eng. Alaa Fahmy the Egyptian minister of transportation "the desert road that conect the capital "Cairo city" with Alexandria city well be the first road for try such system by 2011"
Fahmy added that the system will depend on RFID technology and would be implemented as a trial by the beginning of 2011, for examining primary operating result of that system then move out to prevail the system on a group of high ways and free roads which would be determined later.
This new system will depend on the RFID tags which will be attached to cars windshield to read automatically and the cost would be collected of that tag which would depend on pre-charge system "somehow like the mobile companies recharge cards" and these recharge cards will be avilable through outlets subsequent to the ministry of transportation.
And this system expected to support the cars flow on the territorial roads which conect the country governorates without any need for fees gates exist on the road.
The minister invited the Egyptian companies which work in information technology and communication field to apply with a proposed solution for developing and automization of the different sectors of transportation like roads, bridges, rail ways and underground metro and said that this expected system will depend on ASP.