Kapsch TrafficCom has hooked up with automaker Ford to bolster its tolling operations in Europe.
Tolltickets, which is owned by Kapsch, will give Ford customers access to tolling services via the OEM's Marketplace feature.
Part of FordPass Pro, a smartphone app for small businesses, Marketplace services are available to fleets of up to five vehicles.
The deal reflects Kapsch's new strategy of expanding its core business areas of tolling and traffic management into the world of tolling services and demand management.
“The tolling market will change fundamentally in the coming years and we are seeing a continuous transition to app-based solutions," says Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom.
"For Kapsch, business-to-business partnerships will be increasingly important for offering integrated services to end users."
Tolltickets enables vehicle owners to subscribe and pre-pay for a wide variety of tolling solutions.
Kapsch says the benefits include savings on standard tariffs, ease of transit across the various countries covered by Tolltickets, and reduced administration overheads thanks to single-supplier monthly billing for the entire fleet.