Audi’s new tech offers integrated payment for road tolls, and eventually things like coffee, food

Audi has been debuting cool technology for quite a number of years. It was the first brand to offer an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot, for example. And then, things like Google Maps as a navigation aid. Now, another item that many commuters will love: a built-in toll road transponder.

If you use the dedicated toll roads, or the FasTrak lanes on freeways, you need a transponder and a prepaid account. And that transponder needs to be stuck to your windshield so it can interact with the overhead sensors.

The Audi Integrated Toll Module system is hidden inside the rear-view mirror, so you never see it. But, the toll sensors can. The owner sets up everything through the Audi MMI infotainment system, including selecting solo or multiple occupants. It’s all nice and sleek, and your windshield remains free of clutter.