Google Maps will pay for parking meters and public transport: it will start in the United States and will reach more countries in the future
Little by little we have seen that parking services implemented mobile payment, something that usually requires the installation of your own app and registration in it. But the idea of Google is that, in addition to using it to calculate our route or check the price at gas stations, Google Maps serve as a payment app for parking meters and public transport
It is a collaboration between both in-house services and other third-party services, since with this function se integra Google Pay. This novelty is quite striking, making the Google service perhaps even more common among user choices, although for now it will start with the United States.
The problem will no longer be not having cash
They explain from Google Regarding the payment in parking meters, it is a collaboration with the services Passport Y ParkMobileHence, it is a function that will first be seen in that country. The integration consists of a new button that will be added before the possibility of carrying out the transaction, having to complete with the number of the parking area, the selection of our vehicle and the time we want to pay.
The button indicates “pay for parking” and as soon as we press it, Google Pay opens. As soon as we start the process and indicate the area, we will have to select a previously registered vehicle or do it at that time. Also having the credit card in the service, the payment is made for the selected strip and in this way the operation would be completed, being able to extend the time from it if finally we are going to take longer to remove the vehicle.
Perhaps more interesting at the international level is the other new function: payment of public transport, since it is internationalized from the beginning. With the app you can pay in advance to arrive at the station or bus stop or whatever transport, in a similar way to the one we saw before for the parking meter and using cards integrated into the service (and every transaction will have its ticket electronic).
The public transport payment function will expand to 80 public transport agencies around the world, so maybe we get this a little closer. The parking meter payment service is already operating in the United States, in more than 400 cities and for Android (soon for iOS).