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What is ETC?

  • ETC is an abbreviation for Electronic Toll Collection System. ETC is a system which allows drivers to automatically pay toll on toll roads without stopping the car. This is accomplished by inserting an ETC card into the ETC in-vehicle device installed on 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.
    ETC
  • The ETC card is loaded with an IC chip that identifies the person paying and records the data necessary to make payment on the toll. These cards are issued by credit card companies (including NEXCO Central Nippon).
    ETC card
  • The ETC in-vehicle device is installed on the car. Information required to make payment is transmitted through a wireless connection between an ETC card inserted into the car mounted 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 on the car and set up by recording car information. Installation and set up should take place at qualified shops. Because information about the car on which the device will be installed is required, please have the car's vehicle inspection certificate available.
    ETC Onbord Unit
  • For more information about ETC, please click here (ORSE).