Hiroyuki Toda of Mitsubishi and Ken Philmus of Xerox
Two of the biggest names in the tolling sector, Mitsubishi and Xerox, have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the potential to cooperate on intelligent transport systems.
Xerox operates in 180 countries and its expertise lies mainly in the in-lane and back office systems – particularly in the tolling and parking sector – and its Toll Services division manages more than half of the all electronic tolling operations in the US. Conversely Mitsubishi is a supplier of onboard units and radio frequency identification tags used in many tolling and intelligent transport operations, predominantly in Japan and Asia.
“Functionally and geographically the two companies complement each other,” said Ken Philmus, senior vice president of transportation services at Xerox, adding “our combined strengths will provide a better and more competitive offering for transportation authorities and operators worldwide.”
Asked by the Daily News how this agreement would work in practice he said in the first instance the two companies would look for the right project for them to work together.