US-based transportation technology company Verra Mobility has partnered with motorway operator APRR to provide toll management services in France.

Under the partnership, Verra will design and develop a toll management product for rental cars.

The product will be designed to help drivers use the electronic toll gates in France without the hassle of paying by cash or card.

Verra Mobility CEO and president David Roberts said: “On the heels of our acquisition of European Parking Collection last year, this agreement is a critical next step for us as we look to expand our international footprint.

“Initially, we will be focusing on providing toll services to our rental car company (RAC) partners throughout France. This partnership and evolution of our global systems is the first step to laying the foundation for expansion into other countries, making road travel in Europe more seamless and connected.”

The partnership forms part of Verra Mobility’s strategy to expand its footprint in Europe and deliver services to more clients.

APRR deputy general director Guillaume Herent said: “The Verra Mobility team has been tremendous to work with. We are looking forward to a wonderful partnership as we work towards our mutual goal to improve the overall travel experience while keeping drivers safe, informed and comfortable.”

A unit of Eiffage, APRR manages motorways and toll structures under concessions awarded by the French Government.

To enhance travel conditions and meet clients’ new mobility requirements, the group also invests in its 2,300km network in accordance with concession agreements.