Smartphone with Location
(Android phones only)

An app downloaded on your smartphone that works with a credit card-sized device (beacon) to automatically calculate your mileage-based user fee (MBUF). The smartphone uses GPS to measure mileage and record the state(s) where you drive. The beacon is used to tie the smartphone app to your specific vehicle; otherwise trips taken with the smartphone via other modes or vehicles (i.e. train or in another vehicle) will be billed for that additional mileage. To work correctly, the beacon and smartphone must be in your vehicle. Your smartphone and its GPS functionality must be turned on and you must be logged into your account while in the vehicle. Combining the recorded mileage and location data with official vehicle fuel consumption ratings (as determined by the EPA), you pay for your miles driven based on the actual state(s) in which you drove and receive credits for gas taxes paid. A location-based MBUF enables funds collected to be accurately distributed to where road wear and tear occurs. Since there is no connection to data stored in your vehicle’s computer, several value-added amenities (e.g., vehicle health, battery performance, safe vehicle zones) are not available to you.

The smartphone option is currently a beta version in development and will be updated and improved during this pilot. For information on installing the beacon and downloading and operating the app, click here.

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Plug-In Device with Location

Plug-In Device without Location

Smartphone with Location
(Android Only)
Beta version in development.
Click for instructions.

Device Operations
Uses GPS to determine where you traveled
Uses a device that plugs in to your vehicle
Requires a smartphone with downloaded app
Value-Added Amenities
Mileage-Based User Fee (MBUF) Details: View all the data pertaining to MBUF charges, including your miles traveled, fuel tax credit and wallet balance.
Trip Logs: Detailed trip logs remember each trip you’ve taken, so you can see details
about your trips like duration, cost, and carbon footprint.
Vehicle Health: Get valuable information about what’s really happening with your vehicle when the Check Engine light goes on.
Battery Voltage: See how well your battery is performing and see right away if your battery is dead or getting old.
Driver Scoring: Driver scoring that shows how smooth you drive. Driving factors that are scored: high speed, acceleration, braking and idling.
Achievements: Earn badges that unlock for good driving behavior. Compete with friends and family to see who can unlock the most badges. A great tool for drivers to stay engaged and connected with their driving.
Safe Zones: Offers peace of mind that anyone driving your car (such as a teenager) is
safe by allowing you to set up geographical zones and be notified when the vehicle has
crossed those zones.
Enhanced Visual Trip Logs: Trip logs
that show individual trips on a map
and are shareable with friends.
2MyCar: 2MyCar: Guides you back to your car
using your smartphone with either
turn-by- turn instructions or by a straight-line route

Smartphone app required

Smartphone app required


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