Re: automatic toll collection, was Japan Puts Its Money on E-Cash

2005-12-16 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 04:31:36AM -, John Levine wrote: An article in Wikipedia says that congestion tolls in London (UK) are also collected automatically by taking pictures of license plates. The German TollCollect system (used on the national highway system) reads license plates of

Re: automatic toll collection, was Japan Puts Its Money on E-Cash

2005-12-16 Thread Peter Clay
On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 04:31:36AM -, John Levine wrote: An article in Wikipedia says that congestion tolls in London (UK) are also collected automatically by taking pictures of license plates. Yes, the London congestion charge. There were some horror stories about trouble with the ANPR*

Re: automatic toll collection, was Japan Puts Its Money on E-Cash

2005-12-15 Thread John Levine
And, while there is a privacy issue, optical license plate readers are getting good enough that the issue may soon be moot. Seems moot now. The 407 toll road around Toronto has no toll booths at all. If you drive on it frequently, you can get a transponder but otherwise, they take a picture

Re: automatic toll collection, was Japan Puts Its Money on E-Cash

2005-12-14 Thread John Levine
Some Americans, analysts note, are already using a version of e- cash to bypass toll lanes on highways. Don't take that as a sign of consumer acceptance, though. In Illinois, if you won't pre-pay your tolls in $40 increments, you will pay double the rate in cash at the toolbooth. Here in the

Japan Puts Its Money on E-Cash

2005-12-13 Thread R. A. Hettinga
--- begin forwarded text Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 19:10:44 -0500 To: Philodox Clips List [EMAIL PROTECTED] From: R. A. Hettinga [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Japan Puts Its Money on E-Cash No, not *that* E-Cash(tm), but you get the idea... Cheers, RAH --- http

Re: Japan Puts Its Money on E-Cash

2005-12-13 Thread Matt Crawford
On Dec 12, 2005, at 18:14, R. A. Hettinga wrote: But would it work in a place like the United States, where 24 percent of transactions are made on credit? Some Americans, analysts note, are already using a version of e- cash to bypass toll lanes on highways. Don't take that as a sign