Orlando, FL - January 22, 2018: Automatic Labs, a SiriusXM company that brings the power of connectivity and apps to every car on the road, and PayTollo, the mobile payment platform for toll roads and bridges, today announced users of Automatic connected vehicle devices driving on Florida toll roads have the ability to pay tolls using an integrated in-vehicle toll payment solution.
“We are very excited to work with PayTollo to launch this new tolling integration to our Florida based customers,” said Stewart Lyons, Senior Vice President, Emerging Business for SiriusXM/Automatic Labs. “This tolling application represents one of many new feature integrations that we will be rolling out over time to provide the latest in safety, security and convenience to our customers.”
“We are excited to allow Florida vehicle owners the ability to pay for tolls independent of cell phones and transponders,” says Abenezer Yohalashet, CEO of PayTollo. “Certainly, the Automatic devices align with our goal of providing a coast to coast toll payment solution for vehicles and their drivers.”
In June 2016, PayTollo entered into a toll collections service agreement with the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) for PayTollo to pilot its GPS Toll Recognition Technology (TRT) on Florida toll roads. Because of this, Automatic device users using PayTollo technology can avoid the cash lanes and use open road tolling lanes on all toll roads and most bridges in Florida. PayTollo allows up to five vehicles per account, meaning a family could add several vehicles and never worry about getting a toll violation, or stopping to look for change.
“Technology is rapidly changing how we do business,” said Laura Kelley, CFX Executive Director. “CFX is committed to Customer Focus solutions. Pilot projects such as the PayTollo payment app with the integration of Automatic Labs allows for the expansion of options for the customer that chooses to travel on our expressways.”
About Automatic Labs
Automatic, a Sirius XM Holdings Inc. company, turns almost any car into a connected car. By pairing Automatic’s app and in-car device, drivers are able to enhance their driving experience with a host of connected services. Automatic helps customers drive safer and smarter with applications that diagnose engine trouble, detect accidents and send emergency response, and save money. Developers can use the Automatic platform to build services and applications that use driving data with interoperable access possible to nearly every car on the road. Automatic Labs is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, visit www.automatic.com.
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PayTollo® is a mobile payment platform for toll roads and bridges, allowing Toll Authorities and drivers an alternative payment option. Core to the PayTollo Platform is our patent pending GPS Toll Recognition Technology (TRT). TRT, our proprietary algorithm and user interface, allows the ability to notify, verify and charge a user for toll crossings. Our platform technology includes account management, payment processing, and customer service. PayTollo is a complete ”end to end” solution for the casual or infrequent driver. PayTollo enables the Toll Authority to reduce DMV look-ups, billed invoices, and get real-time verification. We reduce Toll Authority costs and time needed to collect funds. All Toll Authority Clients have access to online dashboards for Executive or IT level management reports to monitor PayTollo users within the toll agency infrastructure. For more information, visit www.PayTollo.com.
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About Central Florida Expressway Authority
The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) is an independent agency of the state that operates and maintains a regional network of expressways for 2.3 million residents and more than 60 million visitors in Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties. Created by the Florida Legislature in 2014, CFX’s 118-mile user-funded system of expressways includes 767 center lane miles, 64 interchanges, 13 mainline toll plazas, 71 ramp toll plazas and 301 bridges and seven named expressways. On average, more than 1 million toll transactions are recorded daily, 85 percent of them electronically. CFX operates E-PASS, the first electronic toll collection system in Florida, which supports more than 300,000 E-PASS accounts where customers pay 23% less than motorists using cash. E-PASS is accepted on all toll roads and most bridges in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. www.cfxway.com