New toll collection system: Electronic system DSRC and ALPR is introduced

first_imgThe ALPR system, with the help of cameras installed on the motorways, records license plates and detects whether you have paid the toll at the motorway exit. First of all, it will benefit foreign drivers so that they do not have to buy transponders when arriving in Croatia, the daily states. A new toll collection system should be unveiled this week. DSRC transponder reading systems will be installed at motorway entrances, and can also be installed on viaducts or bridges. It is actually a more modern version of the ENC device, except that the DSRC allows charging without stopping and reading the transponder signal even at speeds of 130 kilometers per hour. This will apply to users of the first and second categories, motorcycles and personal vehicles, and users of all other categories will be able to use only the DSRC system. On all motorways, ENC devices as well as toll booths, which will eventually no longer exist, will be replaced by the DSRC (Dedicated Short-Range Communications) electronic system and the Automatic License Plate Reader (ALPR) system.center_img Spanish consulting company IDOM, after analyzing the existing system, proposed to the Ministry of Transport a new toll collection system, which should be implemented from 2022, reports today in print Morning paper. Drivers will be able to choose whether to have a transponder (DSRC) in the car that will register their entry and exit from the highway with wireless technology or to pay the toll with the registration reading system (ALPR), which is primarily intended for foreigners, so they do not have to buy transponders arrival in Croatia. Source: Jutarnji listlast_img read more

Thailand’ health ministry prepares for the worst once state of emergency lifted

first_imgThailand public health ministry is preparing more than 20,000 hospital beds and 1.3 million doses of medicine to deal with the second wave of Covid-19 infections that may hit the country once the state of emergency has been lifted.Dr Sukhum Kanchanaphimai, ministry’s permanent secretary, said that as of Monday there were only 58 Covid-19 patients undergoing treatment in hospital, and they were in a stable condition as they did not need respirators.He added that the new Covid-19 cases during the fourth phase of easing restrictions had come from overseas and that 232 people were currently under quarantine. Sukhum also said that though there are no new cases that have originated in the country, the fifth round of lifting restrictions may pose the risk of a second wave, so the ministry has to be prepared. The ministry has made 571 ICU beds, 11,206 beds for serious cases and 10,349 beds for normal cases available across the country. Sukhum said these should be enough to accommodate up to 500 patients a day.Meanwhile, 1.12 million N95 face masks, 511,000 protection suits and 11,000 respirators have been set aside for emergencies, while some 300,000 favipiravir pills and other medicines have also been stockpiled.Separately, researchers are continuing to work on developing a Covid-19 vaccine, with 20 prototypes currently being tested on six species of animals, including rats and monkeys. Human testing is expected to begin between July and October, and if they prove to be successful, up to 30 million doses are expected to be produced. Each dose will likely cost between 600 and 900 bath.Thailand is collaborating seven organizations from three other countries that have already conducted human trials to cut down on the time it takes to launch a vaccine. Topics :last_img read more

After 740 races and 16 world titles, Williams family affair comes to an end

first_imgThe racing Williams family ended their association with Formula One on Sunday with an understated result at the Italian Grand Prix that reflected their recent fortunes and a pledge from one of their drivers to “drive like hell to honor the name”.After 740 races, 114 victories, 128 pole positions and 16 world championship titles, team founder Frank Williams and his daughter Claire, who had been running the team as deputy team principal, severed their connection.Their departure, following the team’s sale to the American investment group Dorilton Capital, also marked the end of an era for F1 as Williams were the last team in the sport under British ownership. On track, Canadian rookie Nicholas Latifi finished just outside the points in 11th position while Briton George Russell was 14thBoth gave heartfelt tributes to the Williams family from their cars on team radio during the slow-down laps after the race. Claire, who had grown up as part of the team and knew little other than motor racing, was given the pre-race task of waving Latifi out of the garage.”Great job Claire,” said the team.  Topics :center_img She admitted she found her final day on the pit-wall at the Italian Grand Prix was emotional.”Everyone in the team,” she posted on social media.”It’s been my greatest pleasure and my biggest honor to work with you. Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart.”Her father founded the team in 1977 and, together with technical director Patrick Head, built it from humble beginnings into a slick outfit regarded as serial winners before finding it impossible to compete and beat major car manufacturer teams in the 21st century.The team’s last win was at the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix, a weekend remembered also for a fire in their garage as they celebrated after the race.On Sunday, after two seasons in which they finished bottom of the constructors championship, the team self-effacingly drew attention to their budget limitations, compared to richer rivals like Mercedes, Renault, Red Bull and Ferrari, by producing a home-made ‘thank you’ card made of cardboard. Formula One managing director Ross Brawn, who was the technical and engineering force behind all seven of Michael Schumacher’s drivers’ titles with Benetton and Ferrari, started his career with Williams. On Sunday, he said: “In Williams, we are losing a family who have been part of Formula One for so long, but on the other hand it shows the trust and support for F1 that there is new investment coming in.”Russell said: “I wouldn’t be here today without Frank and Claire. They gave me my shot in F1, like that have done for so many drivers, engineers, mechanics and countless others over the years.”Than you for everything. We’ll keep driving like hell to honor the Williams name.”last_img read more

Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez apologises to Unai Emery after his sacking

first_img 1 min. story Read More Video Settings Arsenal have sacked Unai Emery (AFP via Getty Images)Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has issued an apology to Unai Emery after the Spaniard was sacked on Friday.The Gunners have ended Emery’s reign as manager after the 2-1 defeat at home to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Thursday evening extended the team’s run to seven matches without a victory.Freddie Ljungberg, who was already part of Emery’s first-team coaching staff, will manage Arsenal on an interim basis while the club look for a permanent replacement.In a statement released by Arsenal on Friday the club said: ‘The decision has been taken due to results and performances not being at the level required.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Skip Coming Next Advertisement Freddie Ljungberg has replaced Emery as Arsenal manager on an interim basis (Getty Images)Shortly after the announcement, Martinez reacted to the decision by claiming that Arsenal’s players had failed Emery.The goalkeeper also apologised to Javi Garcia, who was brought in by Emery to be Arsenal’s goalkeeper coach but will now leave his post.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Thank you Unai and Javi I’m sorry we let you down,’ Martinez posted on Instagram.‘Its our fault for not performing the right way, I’m sure we will meet again.’Ljungberg’s first game in charge will be for Arsenal’s trip to Norwich City in the Premier League on Sunday.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal 1/1 Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez apologises to Unai Emery after his sacking Full Screen Read More Top articles by Metro Metro Sport ReporterFriday 29 Nov 2019 11:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link19Shares Read More Skip Ad Comment Arsenal are currently on their worse run of form since February 1992. Manchester United captain Harry Maguire About Connatix V67539 Advertisement Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling / SPONSORED PLAY Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read Morelast_img read more