Audi has revealed it will roll out integrated toll collection devices in its US-market models later this year, allowing drivers to pass toll points without the need for an additional device.
The technology is built into the rear-view mirror, and can be controlled via the infotainment system. In a statement released earlier this week, the German marque says the device is compatible with various toll roads across the USA along with parts of Canada and Mexico.
Dubbed the integrated toll module (ITM), the device was developed by Gentex Corporation, the company that supplies auto-dimming rear-view mirrors for all Audi vehicles.
“The mirror-based toll payment solution gives convenient access to the country’s toll roads while helping to eliminate windscreen clutter and the need to manage multiple toll accounts,” Audi says in its release.
“Drivers will be able to adjust module settings through the vehicle’s MMI – including turning the ITM on/off and changing the occupant settings for HOV/HOT lanes.”
Based on the supplied image (top), the technology will debut with the new-generation A8 limousine.
Audi’s local division has confirmed with CarAdvice there are no current plans to introduced the integrated toll collector technology Down Under, due to the different system employed on Australian toll road network compared to the US. Bummer.