Gentex Corporation, a supplier of digital vision and connected car technologies to the global automotive industry, and PayByCar, an innovative provider of transactional vehicle solutions, have announced a commercial agreement that will allow an increasing number of drivers to pay for gas and other essentials directly from their vehicle.
Specifically, the companies are working to ensure compatibility between Gentex’s Integrated Toll Module (ITM), and PayByCar, an innovative payment solution that allows drivers to use their smartphone and toll transponder to fuel up at certain gas stations without using cash or a credit card.
PayByCar uses the driver’s toll transponder to identify the vehicle upon entering a participating gas station. The system immediately sends a text message to the driver, who replies with the appropriate pump number. PayByCar then turns on the pump, registers the transaction, charges the driver’s credit card, and issues an email receipt.
Gentex supplies automakers with Integrated Toll Module, a nationwide toll collection technology for factory integration into new vehicles. The system combines almost all U.S. tolling protocols, providing drivers with unencumbered access to toll roads throughout the U.S. while eliminating the need for multiple transponders cluttering the windscreen.
By ensuring compatibility between the two technologies, Gentex and PayByCar believe they can help each other grow their mutual customer base while introducing new users to the benefits of the transactional vehicle.