Audi e-tron electrical crossover SUV to characteristic built-in toll transponder
The 2020 Audi e-tron crossover SUV will debut Sept. 17 in San Francisco, the place toll roads such because the Golden Gate Bridge use California’s FasTrak system.
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Audi mentioned in an announcement that its system will not be appropriate with each digital toll reader within the U.S. The automaker mentioned that drivers will be capable of flip the toll transponder on and off or set it to high-occupancy automobile (HOV) mode from the automobile’s infotainment system.
The toll transponder is constructed by Gentex, which provides Audi with auto-dimming rearview mirrors.
Audi’s announcement comes almost 30 years after the nation’s first digital toll transponders had been put in on the Dallas North Tollway in Texas. Over the subsequent 20 years, the North Texas Tollway Authority dismantled standard toll cubicles in favor of digital readers mounted excessive above the pavement.
Greater than half of all states have at the very least some type of tolling, whether or not it is devoted toll roads or HOV lanes that cost throughout peak commuting hours.