T-Systems International GmbH, Daimler AG and DKV EURO SERVICE GmbH + Co. KG plan to work together to develop and deliver European Electronic Toll Services ("EETS") across the whole of Europe. The anticipated form of collaboration is a joint venture. The aim is to sign up sales partners to market the EETS services and to process the tolls vis-a-vis the end customers. The intended collaboration is subject to approval by the competition authorities.
The technical basis of the planned services will be a transnationally usable on-board unit, which is designed to allow the Europe-wide billing of toll charges using just one single device.
The market launch is scheduled for 2018 in the following countries:
The next planned step is to include the following countries, if possible at the time of market launch or at any rate soon afterwards:
The offered services are intended to cover all current and future toll roads as well as relevant tunnels and bridges using one single on-board unit.
About Deutsche Telekom: Deutsche Telekom at a glance
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Daimler at a glance
Daimler AG is one of the most successful automotive manufacturers in the world. With its Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services divisions, the vehicle manufacturer is one of the largest producers of premium cars and the largest globally operative manufacturer of commercial vehicles. Daimler Financial Services offers financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance services, investments, credit cards and innovative mobility services.
Company founders Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz wrote history with the invention of the motorcar in 1886. As an automotive pioneer, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today: the company applies innovative and green technologies to produce safe and superior vehicles which fascinate and delight customers. Daimler invests continually in the development of alternative powertrains – from hybrid vehicles to all-electric vehicles with battery or fuel cell – with the goal of making emission-free driving possible in the long term. Furthermore, the company follows a consistent path towards accident-free driving and intelligent connectivity all the way to autonomous driving. Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment.
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DKV Euro Service
The DKV Euro Service has been one of the leading service providers for the logistics and haulage sector for over 80 years. From cashless service on route at 60,000 brand-independent acceptance points to toll invoicing and VAT refund service, the DKV offers a range of cost optimisation services and services for the management of fleets on Europe’s roads. The DKV is part of the DKV MOBILITY SERVICES Group with 800 employees. In 2015 it generated a turnover of 5.8 billion euros and is represented in 42 countries. Currently more than 2.5 million DKV CARDs and on-board units are being used by more than 130,000 customers. In 2016, for the twelfth year running, the DKV CARD received an award for best brand in the category fuel and service cards.