V2Gov: Building a New Industry to Better Serve Drivers

Could we ever create a world that frees drivers of distractions? While in the car, responsible drivers never touch their phones, don’t crane their necks to stare at a truly distracted driver who’s been pulled over by the cops, and don’t juggle their breakfast and hot coffee during their commute, among other things. Yet they still have to stop to pay at a toll bridge and still come home to find their mailboxes full of pesky paper notices about registration and license renewals, getting smog checks or paying parking tickets. Being a driver is much more than just focusing on the road to get to a destination. The regulations that bring order to the road and help keep us safe also make being a driver complicated, time-consuming and expensive. But it doesn’t have to be. In the near future, the emerging Vehicle to Government space will create business opportunities for helping drivers simply focus on being good drivers.

V2Gov is building the digital relationship between a vehicle, its owner, government and business. Enabled by connected vehicle technology and eGovernment strategies, the objective of V2Gov is to reassess, optimize and automate the delivery of vehicle-related public services to businesses and drivers.

Transactions between drivers, businesses and government agencies have evolved significantly over the last couple decades, from a system in which everything was completed by exchanging paper documents, to the electronic registration, titling and other services offered by MVSC. This evolution has been fueled by innovations that streamline the delivery of these services. Technology, particularly the internet, has enabled greater interaction between public agencies and citizens, making vehicle-related transactions more time- and cost-efficient and convenient. As experts in the automotive industry and government, and MVSC’s own legislative advocates have created and reimagined the relationship between vehicles and government agencies, V2Gov is giving rise to new business opportunities for addressing vehicle-related transactions.

Think about the various vehicle-related transactions a typical driver has had to complete over the last year, including registration renewals, toll payments, smog/emissions verifications and payments, vehicle miles traveled (VMT) reporting and payments, parking payments, and IRP/IFTA disclosures and payments. New vehicles, some currently being designed and tested by tech giants like Apple and Google, along with new state and federal legislation are facilitating and creating new and increasingly paperless and automated solutions to these transactions.

What does this mean for the private sector? As MVSC joins in pioneering V2Gov and advocating for legislation that will realize it, stay tuned as we fill you in on how your business can better serve drivers.