AETIS – the Association of Electronic Toll and Interoperable Service – was founded as a non-profit making association by nine European companies specialized in the payment of tolling (card and OBU issuing) and fuelling in the European region. Its main goal is to represent the interests of its members as regards the definition, rights and obligations of the EETS Providers and national toll service providers offering EETS services as outlined within Directive 2004/52/EC, Decision 2009/750/EC and any further EU legislation. AETIS now gathers 16 members.
Considering the continued growth of the international transport traffic and the arising need of interoperability of tolling services on the entire European Union road network, the European Commission has defined the conditions of a European Electronic Toll Service as well as the three main stakeholders’ roles:
When the European Commission published its proposal, the Toll Chargers and Service Users roles already existed and had their own representations (ASECAP, IRU) vis-à-vis the EU institutions. The role of EETS Provider was new and therefore parties interested in providing that role decided to found their own representation group: AETIS.
AETIS contributes to the development of the EU EETS framework and promotes initiatives and decisions aimed at implementing this framework in the EU Member States. In that context, the Association and its members:
AETIS participates in the EETS Facilitation Platform and is a member of the European Commission expert group on electronic tolls.
The work of the Association is strictly in line with anti-competition rules, discussions or exchanges of (commercially) sensitive information amongst AETIS members are explicitly excluded.