Kilometer charging project Belgium

Panagiotis Georgiadis / 14 Jul 2016 19:04

ITS Domain(s):
Public transport


Kilometer charging project Belgium. Test
Challenges addressed
  • Public transport

Results/Lessons Learnt

From April 1st 2016, all heavy goods vehicles of more than 3.5 tonnes must have a working On Board Unit (OBU) in Belgium. An OBU is only required if the tractor unit has a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of over 3.5 tonnes. The point of reference for the definition of the weight that needs to be registered in the system is the Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR).

This toll will be levied on motorways and a number of regional and municipal roads. The OBU must be switched on whenever you use a Belgian road. The system is based on the ‘user pays’ principle. This means that everyone pays a fair contribution for using the roads.

In order to ensure a smooth introduction and allow users enough time to get ready, Satellic is making the OBUs available to you from October 1st 2015. We just ask you to pay a deposit of €135 per OBU which will be reimbursed when you return the OBU undamaged.

Satellic will collect the toll on behalf of the Flemish, Walloon and Brussels-Capital regions.

Funding instrument
  • FP6
Technology readiness level
  • TRL 7 - System prototype demonstration in operational environment
  • TRL 9 - Actual system proven in operational environment (competitive manufacturing in the case of key enabling technologies; or in space)
Start date
End date
2016 years 7 months
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