Verra Mobility, a leader in smart transportation, and Rent a Car, a short-term car rental market in France, have joined forces to offer rental customers a contactless payment option on board its fleet. This will enable renters to pay toll fees automatically and safely without contact or stopping the vehicle by using the "Liber-T" lanes of the highways.
Named "Easy Péage," this electronic toll collection (ETC) payment service avoids drivers queuing at conventional cash or credit card toll plazas. It has the advantages of saving time and fuel, while allowing drivers to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
"The culture of innovation has always been part of the history of Rent A Car, with a research and development entity integrated into the company and focused on the perpetual evolution of the rental business," Anne-Catherine Péchinot, managing director of Rent A Car, said in a statement. "We are very attentive to our partners such as Verra Mobility, that can help us accelerate the digital transformation of our activity. As such, we are delighted to have concluded this partnership with Verra Mobility which will make Rent A Car the only French rental company and even European to offer an Electronic Toll Collection payment solution for French tolls, on board its fleet of vehicles,"
Easy Péage will be tested at approximately fifty locations in the Rent A Car network throughout France. The objective is to globally deploy this service as an option to Rent A Car customers for any rental, by the end of 2020.