Tecsidel signs the Toll System Project for Palmillas – Apaseo El Grande highway in Mexico

Tecsidel and Actica have signed an agreement to start the Toll System Project for Palmillas - Apaseo El Grande highway in Mexico. Tecsidel will manage the supply and implementation of the toll system. The proposed solution comprises plazas and lanes with a toll system on three levels: lane, plaza and control center. The control center level includes:

• BackOffice

• Application for Validations Center

• Monitoring and Control System

For Palmillas - Apaseo El Grande highway Tecsidel will implement a mixed toll system that combines an open toll system with a closed toll system.

The closed toll system is designed to charge the user a proportional fee to the distance traveled.According to the current method, the user receives a physical ticket on the entry lane, which contains information about inbound traffic (station, date, time, etc.). The control ticket allows confirmation of the journey when the user delivers it in any of the possible highway exits, paying the corresponding fee amount depending on the kilometers that the user has traveled, with cash, bank card or TAG.

To determine the fee for a TAG device user, we will use the TAG reading of the entry point and the plate recognition by using OCR, with no need for a ticket. It is a flexible pricing system where each user pays the corresponding amount depending on the distance traveled, as well as from allowing control of all vehicles.


An open toll system approach will be made in certain stations on the highway trunk and in some access branches. This system is required to pay a fixed amount when the user passes by every control point, depending only on the type of vehicle and number of axes.

The vehicle classification will be done by laser scanner and photocell optical solutions that provide the following information with an accuracy of 99.9%:

  • Number of vehicles (count)

  • Maximum vehicle height

  • Vehicle width

  • Length and vehicle speed (calculated)

  • Start and end detection vehicle

The payment methods will be cash, credit or debit card and Multiprotocol TAG's from Mexico.

One of the reasons why Actica has chosen Tecsidel is due to its previous experience in Mexico and recent success cases in Panama, Peru, Guatemala and Argentina.