Emovis, the Abertis’ mobility solution provider dedicated to the development and management of all electronic toll charging, participates in the Washington Road User Charge (WA RUC) pilot project, a program to implement the Pay as You Drive system in the state roads.
The Washington Road User Charge is a pilot program in which 2,000 volunteers will voluntarily pay-per-mile in the Washington State roads, replacing the current system, based on the fuel bought for consumption, though the gas tax.
In addition to implementing a cloud-hosted back office solution, Emovis provides On-Board Diagnostic (OBD-II) mileage recording devices and smartphone app technology, thanks to its partnership with Automatic®, an American company leader in connecting every car on the road to the internet. Through this strategic partnership, emovis is leading the way in introducing a commercially available off-the-shelf consumer product and applying it to a road user charge solution.
The results of this year-long trial will help understand how this charging system would work and help define the legal framework to implement in order shape the country’s future transportation funding policy.
This initiative seeks to explore new ways to fund the upkeep of roads as states are confronted with fast declining gas tax-based revenues. One of the key objectives of WARUC is to test multi-jurisdictional charging by relying on the location-aware capabilities of the on-board mileage recording devices.
In September 2017, Emovis was selected to provide a turnkey RUC solution in support of the Washington State Transportation Commission’s RUC pilot Project.
This project illustrates Emovis’ long history of Road Usage Charge projects in the US, where the company is involved in Oregon’s RUC Pilot (wwww.myorego.org) as well as similar projects in Europe.
Emovis is the subsidiary of Abertis focused on keeping roads moving through toll-based smart mobility solutions. With over 600 employees worldwide, the company operates some of the world’s largest free-flow tolling infrastructure in the UK, Ireland, U.S., and Canada.
Currently, Emovis is a part of the Abertis Mobility Services department, together wirh Eurotoll. The company is committed to continuous innovation in conceiving smart road-based mobility solutions.