Washington Road Usage Charge Project selects emovis
Issy les Moulineaux, 28 July 2017
Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) has selected emovis to provide services in the state Road Usage Charge (RUC) Pilot Project.
emovis will implement a cloud hosted back office and provide On-Board Diagnostic System Unit (OBD-II) and App technology to record road users’ mileage and collect their Road Usage Charge. For some users, this will involve a collection of real charges in a complete end to end road charging chain.
This exciting project illustrates emovis’s long history of Road Usage Charge projects in the US, where the company is involved in the Oregon’s RUC Pilot and in Europe. This shows continuous innovation in both on board and back office technology.
The Washington pilot will use various technologies to record and explore anomalies in mileage reporting. It will also elicit feedback from drivers of electric vehicles (EVs), who currently must pay an additional annual registration fee in Washington.
One of the key objectives of this program is to test interoperability of multi-jurisdictional charging including drivers from Oregon’s OReGO program, and volunteers from Canada and Idaho. The City of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada agreed to partner in the pilot. This portion of the pilot will test international interoperability, including foreign currency exchange rates. This is an area emovis has significant experience already, for example charging UK drivers in pounds for using French tolls costed in Euros.
At least 50 drivers from Surrey, British Columbia and the surrounding Greater Vancouver area will participate, with the maximum number of participants being 200.
emovis is focused on keeping roads moving through toll-based smart mobility solutions. The company employs over 550 staff in 7 countries and operates some of the world’s largest All Electronic Tolling infrastructure in the UK, Ireland, US territory and Canada.
emovis is 100% owned by Abertis (www.abertis.com) , the world’s leader in highway concessions with 8,300km/ 5,300 miles of roads under direct management.