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Verra-Telepass partner for European smart mobility
- April 17, 2023
- William Payne
Smart mobility tech provider Verra Mobility is partnering Telepass to provide toll processing in Italy. Italian startup Telepass provides mobility solutions throughout Spain, Portugal, France and Italy. Verra Mobility, whose solutions include electronic tolling, will expand its footprint in Europe with this agreement. The company gains the ability to deliver toll payment solutions for short-term rental cars across all toll roads throughout Italy.
“This partnership with Telepass in Italy is a signal of where smart mobility solutions are headed in Europe,” said Tsjerk-Friso Roelfzema, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Verra Mobility Europe. “We are excited by the opportunity to work with Telepass, and together we can advance innovation in transportation, expedite travel for rental car drivers while also better connecting toll data from the drivers and the companies that own the vehicles. This is a value-added solution for all parties.”
Short-term rental car and shared mobility companies operating in Italy will now be able to offer customers an interoperable toll payment programme that will function interchangeably between Italy, Spain, France, and Portugal. Without Verra Mobility’s solutions, rental car customers are required to wait in toll lanes, paying by cash or with credit card, and rental car companies are at risk of toll penalties in the event drivers do not pay at barrier-free toll locations. Verra Mobility’s service enables electronic toll payments and offers a more seamless travel experience while travelling across borders.
“Telepass is committed to making travel easier and more seamless across Italy and Europe,” said Paolo Malerba, Chief Business Sales Officer, of Telepass. “Verra Mobility is an ideal partner to make this happen and shows much promise in simplifying travel in Italy and beyond.”