Tolling Technology Advances

I believe further evidence that tolling is likely to be in our future can be found in an article in yesterday’s New York Times about advances in tolling technology and use.

Technology adoption follows a predictable curve. One of the signs that a technology is going mainstream is that some providers start simplifying it and providing alternative approaches.

I believe further evidence that tolling is likely to be in our future can be found in an article in yesterday’s New York Times about advances in tolling technology and use.

Some of the indicators:

  • Regional ‘transponder’ systems like E-ZPass, SunPass and FasTrak are trying to cross-connect their systems so your transponder works anywhere.
  • Budget Rent a Car is offering transponder rentals with their cars and promoting it as a competitive advantage.
  • Another provider is touting a transponder-less system, you just give them your plate number and credit card number and their cameras will get your plate number as you drive through the toll gate and bill you.

I wonder if those cameras can track my 17-year-old and tell me where he’s taking the car?

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