ETC is an abbreviation for the Electronic Toll Collection System. ETC is a system which allows drivers to automatically pay tolls on toll roads without stopping the car. This is accomplished by inserting an ETC card into the ETC in-vehicle device installed in the car. On toll roads there is wireless communication between the device and an antenna installed at the toll booth.
An ETC card is needed to settle toll accounts and an ETC in-vehicle device is needed to make the wireless connection in order to utilize the Electronic Toll Collection System.
The ETC card is loaded with an IC chip that identifies the person paying tolls and records the data necessary to make payment on the toll. These cards are issued by credit card companies.
The ETC in-vehicle device is installed in the car. Information required to make payment is transmitted through a wireless connection between an ETC card inserted into the ETC in-vehicle device and an antenna installed at toll booths.
ETC in-vehicle devices are sold at car dealerships and auto supply stores. Before use, the device must be installed in the car and setup by recording car information. Installation and setup should take place at the setup shops. Because information about the car in which the device will be installed is required, please have the car's vehicle inspection certificate available.
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