Audi Will Preview New Integrated Toll Module in the Upcoming e-tron SUV

If you're a Charlotte local, you probably have some feelings about the toll-road projects happening in North Carolina--like the one on I-77 north of Charlotte, the one along the Monroe Expressway, and other upcoming projects including another toll road south of Charlotte on I-77.

Before you start stocking up on your coins, though, you may want to start considering placing your pre-order for the 2019 Audi e-tron.

Not only is the Audi e-tron a standout new option as the Audi brand's first-ever all-electric SUV, it'll be possibly the most commuter-friendly crossover of all time, with Audi's also all-new Integrated Toll Module, or ITM.

What does that mean?

The Integrated Toll Module (ITM) is exactly that: it's an integrated system that will work similarly to EasyPass or other electronic toll passes, but works seamlessly with the MMI infotainment system that will come standard in every upcoming 2019 Audi e-tron.

(By the way, pre-orders will start to be taken officially on the 17th--that's just five days from now.)

Autoblog reports that the ITM will allow drivers to easily pay tolls, on select roads for now, without having to stop or rummage for change, and without having to compromise the design and flow of your windshield with a bulky and ugly toll pass.

Being able to control the ITM through the MMI system means that you can adjust payments made, and even adjust for any available carpool discount.

We imagine this technology, though its debuting on the Audi e-tron, won't be limited to just the electric crossover, and we'll hopefully see it rolling out to more new Audi cars and SUVs within the next year or two.


The 2019 Audi e-tron will debut officially on September 17th in San Francisco.


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