IMS Road Charging Intelligence | Road Usage Charge Program
Introducing the better alternative to large scale road charging
Best Value For Technology Investment
With increasing demands on road infrastructure and dwindling fuel taxes from fuel-efficient vehicles (electric and hybrid vehicles), governments are now investing in road charging programs. The challenge has always been in creating a sustainable but fair system for collecting revenues and implementing a system quickly and economically, while not adding to traffic congestion during peak periods. As a leader in road usage charging technology, IMS has established a sustainable and cost-effective road charging program without the burden of building expensive gantries.
Reduce Infrastructure Cost and Improve Your Revenue
Our unique, in-vehicle system uses existing cell phone towers and is scalable – it can be used for one to ten roads, or across an entire country, and can set charging parameters based on zones, mileage, peak hours or type of vehicle. Powered by the DriveSync® platform, our solution is fully expandable to include an entire suite of IMS telematics services like traffic information, roadside assistance, vehicle diagnostics and more. And that could mean enhanced revenue to fund your future infrastructure improvements. So investigate the better alternative to road charging, and partner with IMS today.
Benefits for Governments:
Revenue to replace dwindling fuel taxes
Reduced congestion during peak periods
Cost-effective, simplified approach with no gantries
Quick, turnkey implementation
Through continuous innovation and forward-looking innovations, IMS has developed a portfolio of +196 Connected Car patents and patents-pending across a diverse range of technologies worldwide.
Benefits for Wireless Carriers:
Additional revenue from existing cell towers
New subscriber base with built-in or plugged-in options
Opportunity to increase ARPU by offering premium services to drivers
Benefits for Vehicle Owners, Fleet Managers and Drivers:
Fair road charging based on actual road use
Reduced congestion during peak periods
Software-based solution using existing cell towers
Zone, mileage and time of day charging options with adjustable parameters
Online portal for vehicle owners, fleet managers and drivers
Revenue-generating, add-in services available
Connected Car and Telematics Data Security
IMS delivers a strong IT value proposition that enables IT leaders to confidently deploy connected car services and solutions and create new revenue streams and programs. The foundation of the IMS service platform is based on end-to-end security, integrity of collected data, and information availability.
IMS solutions meet strict IT requirements for our customers including:
End-to-End security: End-to-end policy and process to ensure secure management of client data.
Data collection integrity: Checks and balances in place to identify anomalies and avoid data corruption.
Information availability: High availability, load balancing, and internal redundancy resulting in high levels of system uptime and ensuring that clients of IMS (and the client’s customers) have access to their data when they want it.
This product is powered by our intelligent connected car platform – something we call DriveSync®. What this means is that your organization can provide your customers with a variety of value-added connected car services, in addition to this specific program. The DriveSync® platform combines the best of telematics and infotainment, with the fun of social networking – turning any vehicle into a connected car.
What does this mean? Your customers can start with IMS Road Charging Intelligence, and add-on infotainment services, such as voice-powered text and email, Internet radio and Facebook and Twitter updates. Other telematics and valued-added services can also be added, such as UBI Intelligence, fleet monitoring programs, roadside assistance, vehicle health and more. Customers benefit with a broader, more enticing connected car experience that saves time, money and lives. Your organization benefits with new revenue-generating services that also help lock customers in. Start with a program today and expand with new services in the future – it’s that easy.