State governments are often the most demanding customers. They have high standards and, sometimes, special requirements. Not everyone can make the grade. That’s why Oregon, California and Colorado selected Azuga for their road usage charge pilot programs. Azuga is helping states streamline the process of paying for road maintenance by charging vehicle owners for actual road use, instead of through fuel taxes. With an eye on these first few projects, other states are pursuing pilots of their own. Many are talking to Azuga.
Road Usage Charging
How can states tax fairly for use of public roads? By charging owners only for miles their vehicles are actually driven, a concept called Road Usage Charging (RUC). Many states are studying the idea. Oregon chose Azuga as a partner in the nation’s very first RUC pilot because we anticipated the need for a new generation of automotive telematics solutions.
Azuga provides an end-to- end RUC solution. Our secure, accurate telematics technology collects mileage data in real time. We provide all back office functions, translating mileage into simple, easy- to-understand road usage billings.
Our cloud-based RUC solution subtracts taxes paid at the pump—then, on the state’s behalf, automatically invoices and collects net amounts due. That’s why Azuga is any state’s best partner when exploring fair taxation through RUC technology.
That’s not all. Having analyzed billions of vehicles miles of data on Azuga’s mobility intelligence platform and deploying advanced models on accident risk, fuel efficiency, and vehicle health, the RUC solution constantly processes high volume data streams and provides inputs on safer driving, improving fuel efficiency and lowering emissions.
Remote Emissions Testing
Drivers get upset when they must suffer long waits at peak hours for state emissions testing. Peak congestion also requires more staff. Azuga telematics technology and support eases these problems, reducing public cost and citizen complaints.
The key: Azuga’s plug-in, OBDII-compliant GPS tracking and monitoring device plus our integrated, cloud-based software. This award-winning combination delivers reliable, uniform emissions data that complies with states’ air quality standards. It eliminates the need for annual visits to a testing site, a major convenience.
Fewer vehicles at testing stations means shorter lines and less idling. Result: higher better air quality and lower carbon emissions. Shorter waits also improves compliance among drivers who still must visit a testing site.
More Tolling, Less Infrastructure
Picture it: comprehensive tolling solutions without a single detector at roadside — giving states and road authorities the ultimate in cost savings, planning, maintenance and operational flexibility. Azuga delivers it all today.
Azuga’s accurate telematics solutions enable standard and congestion-based tolling, plus geofencing- and even time-based tolling. Choose any or all, because we make it easy to set up tolling rules and experiment with tolling models and pricing—all without using a single roadside device.