WATERLOO—Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) has been selected for a road charging program in the US. The Oregon Department of Transportation has chosen the IMS platform to enable their next generation road usage charge pilot program (RUCPP). This component of Oregon’s intelligent transportation system (ITS) will be rolled out to other states soon, IMS said. The trial is the second for IMS, with work already underway for a road charging program in Asia.
The system enables governments to deal with a wide range of challenges associated with current road charging systems. It does so with the IMS DriveSync platform, which uses in-vehicle devices, cloud computing and cellular networks to make road charging seamless, cost effective and scalable, said IMS. As a result, governments don’t have to invest in road charging infrastructure and can offer their constituents an effective solution that keeps traffic flowing.