Vehicle telematics (i.e., in-vehicle computer and technology equipment) will continue to improve as they are developed and installed in passenger and commercial vehicles. Such applications are likely to be standard features in a growing number of new model vehicles.
This research will examine technologies and associated applications such as in-vehicle operating systems, GPS, on-board maps, wireless communication platforms, mobile device networking components and the various communication languages supporting these technologies to assess their potential to support future road user fee measurement and reporting.
There is potential for these systems to be leveraged to achieve transportation-related public policy goals and, in particular, revenue generation.
Check back for a publication of this study to come out Fall 2015.
For other TTI research and news on Road User Charges (RUCs)/Fees see:
- Road User Fees: The Right Solution for America? – June 10, 2011
- Road User Fee Idea Slowly Gaining Momentum – July 9, 2012
- Do Road-User Charges Make Sense for Texas? – March 18, 2014
- Road User Charges For Transportation Funding: Right for Texas? – May 20, 2015