Yesterday it was announced that Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS), has been selected to provide end-to-end technology and account managements services for the first California Road Charge Pilot program. This comes after the successes generating usage-based revenue for the Oregon Department of Transportation with the OReGO Road Usage Charging program.

As a Canadian company based in Waterloo, ON, we are proud to be recognized as a leader in road charging technology, represented in 2 Road Charging Programs in North America.

“IMS continues to expand into new territories with Road Usage Charging. This connected car service is one of several available on the DriveSync connected car platform,” commented Dr. Otman Basir, Founder and CEO of IMS “This partnership further demonstrates the value and versatility of the DriveSync platform, delivering multiple services, such as road usage charging, usage-based insurance and young driver coaching to name a few. These services benefit governments, insurers and consumers alike”.

For more information, below is the press release that went out from the California Department of Transportation.

Caltrans Announces Four Firms to Manage Road Charge Pilot Accounts
California’s per-mile charging system pilot will launch July 2016

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans announced today that four firms have been selected to provide account management services to volunteers in the California Road Charge Pilot, which is scheduled to launch this summer.
Drivers of passenger vehicles who participate in the pilot will be able to select between Azuga and Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS) to manage their road charge mileage account, or they may choose a state-run account management service, which will be supported by Arvato Mobility Solutions. Accounts for heavy vehicles will be serviced by EROAD, Inc.
These firms will offer the full range of mileage reporting options recommended by the California Transportation Commission’s Road Charge Technical Advisory Committee. These options range from low-tech options like manual odometer readings to fully automated reporting based on vehicle telematics. Azuga, IMS, and EROAD may also provide value added services such as vehicle health reports or driver-safety feedback at no cost to participants for the duration of the pilot. Pilot participants will be able to view detailed information about their account management choices starting in May and choose an account manager starting in June.
Supporting the account managers are Vehcon, Inc. and Driveway, Inc., which both provide Smartphone solutions

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