Cameroonian engineers under the banner of the Premium Enterprise Software Configuration of Manual Systems, PEFSCOM Sys, have develop an automating system dubbed Automatic Tollgate System, ATS, aimed at fighting corruption in Cameroon’s toll gates.
Presenting the software initiative to reporters on May 24, Oben Simon Besong, managing director of PEFSCOM, said the software will help government check corrupt officials at tollgates. To him, the automatic tollgate system will enable government treasury to receive the tollgate charges of vehicles and leakages which are characterised by the manual system. He stated that the software is also a good security and safety measure given that it can track movement of vehicles and ease the arrest of a stolen vehicles.
Grilled on how the ATS will be able to perform the aforementioned preoccupations and others, the initiators revealed that the ATS will have four components involved in the configuration which includes the vehicle registration number, the vehicles plate number, driver’s license number and an in-built map of Cameroon that will detect the specific location of the vehicle at any time especially when crossing the tollgate.
For his part, Ekombe Franklin, chief executive officer of the enterprise noted that the ATS can function with or without the internet service. He pointed out that the software will help government to monitor the road networks that are highly used for proactive measures to be taken.
In the end, the engineers announced their plans to present the latest technology to various government officials charged with managing toll gates in Cameroon. ATS is the second exquisite Cameroonian technological showpiece designed by Ekombe Franklin after the Biometric voting system (BVS).