Thursday, June 20, 2024

Google Maps allows users to pay for parking and the subway


Google Maps users can now pay for parking directly in the app in hundreds of cities around the world, as Google has partnered with a couple of mobile payment services to allow drivers to find places and pay with Google Pay, and commuters can also be in more than 80 cities Pay the subway and other public transport fares directly in the app when searching for public transport addresses.

According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, in cities that have digital readers, you can click on the app and navigate the turnstile, where the company said features are introduced first on Android phones and iPhone devices will soon follow.

Additionally, to integrate the new parking feature, Google has partnered with two mobile payment services for parking, Passport and ParkMobile.

The user presses the “Pay for parking” button while driving on Google Maps to use the function, and is then transferred directly to the Google Pay application, where they enter their license plate, parking meter number or parking area number and the amount of time you want to use the place in it.

Fees are also charged to the credit or debit card associated with the user’s Google Pay account.

“People are constantly switching between parking and navigation applications,” said John Ziegler, CEO of ParkMobile. This new feature allows users to navigate to their destination and then quickly pay for parking in a seamless experience.

Google was already experimenting with paying parking fees, as it partnered with Passport in Austin, Texas last fall, but the service will now be available in more than 400 cities, including Los Angeles, New York, Washington, DC, Boston, Cincinnati and Houston.

People who depend on public transportation in dozens of cities will soon be able to use Google Maps to add money or time to their metro card.

“You will be able to plan your trip and start riding without having to switch between multiple apps,” Vishal Dutta, Google Maps product manager, said in today’s post.

Dutta added that through mass transit networks that contain digital readers, such as the BART system in San Francisco, users can buy a traffic pass directly from Google Maps, then touch the reader with their phone or show it to the driver.

Ebenezer Robbins
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