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Californians, Azuga Connects Your Car to the Future During the Caltrans Road Charge Pilot Program

March 14, 2016

We are excited to announce that Azuga will support the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) as a commercial account manager (CAM) for the state’s new road charging pilot program that will launch in July of 2016.

What it is

Enlisting up to 5,000 volunteers, the Caltrans pilot will test the feasibility of a direct-to-user charge concept meaning drivers would pay the state according to their number of vehicle miles traveled vs. gas consumed. As cars become more fuel efficient, many drivers are paying less gas tax, which continues to reduce the amount of money used for fixing the state’s 50,000 miles of roads. For the pilot program starting this summer, volunteers will not pay anything, but will still be able to see how the translation of miles to charges will work in the future.

How it works

To make this possible, Azuga is providing easy-to-use, self-installed OBD telematics technology that effortlessly and accurately reports mileage via the cloud to our secure servers. Our device plugs into most cars’ OBDII port, the same port used by mechanics to run diagnostics, emissions tests, or interpret engine trouble codes, and is able to collect the following data:

Azuga will also provide a user-friendly online customer portal. The following features will help volunteers track their monetary contributions:

No need to worry about monthly payments.

Why choose Azuga

We understand volunteering for a government program is not exactly on anyone’s bucket list. To help make the experience enjoyable, we also offer fun and personal features:

Why not sign up? Connect Azuga with your car for FREE and reap the benefits of award-winning connected vehicle technology, while simultaneously helping to improve California roads.

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