Automatic Vehicle Classification System (AVC)

The installation of AVC equipment and an Automatic Vehicle Classification (AVC) Video Enforcement System (VES) within each dedicated E-ZPass exit lane will be studied. Additionally, the project would include the development of software to process AVC transactions and development of policy and procedures for the processing of AVC transactions. Desired Outcome: The goal of this project is to increase the reliability of the Thruway’s E-ZPass system and increase the mobility of customers by researching and developing an Automatic Vehicle Classification System that would verify the tag class of vehicles in dedicated E-ZPass lanes. Once implemented the system would eliminate the need for E-ZPass customers to use staffed lanes when they are in a vehicle of a different class than that programmed on their E-ZPass tag.