King Fahd Causeway commute could be reduced by 40 minutes thanks to new technology

VIVA Bahrain want to install an automated payment system

King Fahd Causeway commute could be reduced by 40 minutes thanks to new technology

For those getting sick of the long wait on King Fahd Causeway, we have good news – new technology could be about to wipe 40 minutes off your commute.

VIVA Bahrain, a telecommunications company, believes installing an automated payment system could cut the amount of time spent waiting at the border.

The network would recognise cars based on the number plate and charge a debit or credit card linked to the vehicle straight away.

It could charge vehicles for using facilities, and even track how long a car spent in a car park, meaning you would no longer have to work out how long you plan to stay.

The company discussed the technology at the Bahrain Smart Cities Summit at the Diplomat Radisson Hotel in Manama yesterday.

It estimated commute times could be cut by “at least” 40 minutes. The project has been pitched to the King Fahd Causeway Authority, but it is not known if the proposed solution will be adopted.

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