Kapsch partners with Ford to offer app-based tolling services in Europe

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Kapsch TrafficCom, via its subsidiary tolltickets, has announced it is supporting the launch of Ford’s new Marketplace feature by providing Ford customers access to tolltickets’ tolling services.

Part of FordPass Pro, a smartphone app for small businesses, Marketplace services are available to fleets of up to five vehicles. Alongside the app’s remote control and convenience features, owners can now browse details of available partnerships and offers and simply tap through to sign up with a partner or to find out more.

Among the three Marketplace partnerships that were launched, tolltickets enables vehicle owners to subscribe and pre-pay for a wide variety of tolling solutions. Benefits include savings on standard tariffs, ease of transit across the various countries covered by tolltickets, and reduced administration overhead thanks to single-supplier monthly billing for the entire fleet.

“The launch of this cooperation with Ford marks a milestone for us”, explains Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom. “The tolling market will change fundamentally in the coming years and we are seeing a continuous transition to app-based solutions. For Kapsch, business-to-business partnerships will be increasingly important for offering integrated services to end users.

“That is why I am really proud that a renowned car manufacturer like Ford is relying on the know-how of tolltickets in delivering tolling services. This partnership is a success in our new strategy of expanding our existing core business areas of tolling and traffic management with tolling services and demand management.”

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International magazine and the Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs in charge of public agencies around the world as well as chairmen and CEOs of multinational transportation technology corporations. Tom's early career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).