ITS America Member Hosts Luncheon on Road Pricing
On Wednesday, September 24, 2008, Bern Grush of SkyMeter addressed a panel of ITS America members and special guests to introduce a pricing technology that his company hopes to introduce in the coming years. SkyMeter utilizes GPS signals to determine where a vehicle has driven and when. When partnered with another company or government, this information can be used for congestion pricing, parking pricing, insurance pricing and general highway travel pricing under a pay-as-you-go system. With breakthroughs in new technology and innovative uses of existing technologies, SkyMeter will allow governments to accurately charge consumers for services they use, while protecting personal privacy. It will also allow governments to collect transportation revenues without prohibitive administration costs.
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So, is this something YOU want for our future? Big Brother tracking your every move to better TAX you – and who knows what else Government and the private sector businesses (toll collectors, insurance companies, etc.) will do with the information they collect regarding our movements?
Please share your thoughts here:
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