Leading connected vehicle service provider Parkopedia has partnered with APCOA PARKING Group, Europe’s leading parking operator, to deliver the automated and seamless digital parking payments drivers have come to expect from their vehicles.
- APCOA FLOW digital parking payment service joined Parkopedia in-car payment platform solution for car manufacturers
- Single sign-on functionality and ANPR Technology will allow automated in-car payments for drivers in 1.5 million additional spaces across Europe
- The new agreement is an extension of the existing data partnership between Parkopedia and APCOA
By leveraging ANPR technology at APCOA car parks in 13 European countries, drivers will be able to seamlessly enter and exit car parks without needing a ticket or having to stop at a pay station. Known as ‘Access and Pay‘, this will parking payments faster, easier and more convenient. Drivers will no longer have to worry about additional resort fees or fines, as the solution makes it possible digital payments for the entire duration of the stay, without requiring any further action on the part of the driver. The platform also accommodates dynamic pricing structurewhich covers different rates depending on parking occupancy, allowing drivers to effortlessly cover the full cost of parking sessionsregardless of price fluctuations.
Integration with the Parkopedia platform modernizes frictionless paymentsand responds to the request of drive trade services, which is currently experiencing strong growth throughout Europe. Deeply integrated into vehicle systems for unparalleled convenience services for drivers, Parkopedia’s easy-to-use single sign-on technology replaces dysfunctional “Bring Your Own Account” market solutions, where drivers previously had to manage multiple accounts and encountered limited service coverage, combined with dangerous external solutions such as “screen mirroring” via smartphones that distract drivers while behind the wheel.
APCOA FLOW, the company’s digital platform payment service, will seamlessly integrate with Parkopedia’s in-car payment platform – which allows drivers to pay for both on- and off-street parkingas well as EV charging, tolls and “at the pump” refueling, all via the vehicle’s infotainment screen. The platform solves the time-consuming and costly task of consolidating a large number of service providers and payment providers for car manufacturers, bringing them together in one integrated solution.
Parkopedia and APCOA have previously collaborated on Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Park Pilot for the S-Class, enabling parking reservations and payments for parked vehicles using Autonomous Valet Parking (AVP) technology.
Frank van der Sant, Commercial Director of APCOA PARKING Group, said: “Our partnership with Parkopedia allows us to build on our success already automated parking and charging payment solution the next step in comfort and mobility services for the driver. Our customers will now be able to benefit from our technology directly from their in-car infotainment screens without focusing on the road and allowing drivers to save valuable time knowing that their parking and charging payments are fully supported..”
Hans Puvogel, Director of Operations at Parkopedia, added: “Our partnership with APCOA is a big step forward for driver comfort technologies and mobility services. Parkopedia is able to significantly increase the parking coverage of our payment platform across Europe, while APCOA can now integrate its successful parking payment services directly to the driver from their vehicle as part of complete and transparent mobility. Together, we will meet the demand for digital and automated parking services and deliver positive and sustainable parking experiences across the continent..
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About APCOA PARKING Group
APCOA PARKING Group is Europe’s leading parking operator with 50 years of industry expertise. With its 4,700 employees, the company manages more than 1.7 million individual parking spaces in more than 12,000 locations. These parking spaces are all located close to 70% of the population of organizations in the 13 APCOA countries. With its consistent “asset light” business model, APCOA is the trusted partner that maximizes value for private and public property owners
Via its open digital platform APCOA FLOW, the company connects on-street and off-street car parks with customers, partners, customers and their vehicles. Based on this technology, APCOA transforms its car parks into urban hubs, providing the physical and digital infrastructure for mobility, logistics, e-charging and technology-based services. Customers benefit from innovative and convenient experiences offered by APCOA and its partners who use the car parks to provide their services. The environment also benefits as the company actively contributes to reducing emissions in cities by reducing the volume of traffic for logistics and finding parking. By connecting parking, mobility and services to urban life, APCOA is positioning itself to be an integral part of the digital and physical urban ecosystem.
Parkopedia is the leading connected car service provider used by millions of drivers and organizations such as Audi, Apple, BMW, Ford, Garmin, GM, Hyundai Kia, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Sygic, TomTom , Toyota, Volkswagen, and many others. Parkopedia helps drivers find and pay for parking, EV charging, refueling and tolls in 15,000 cities in 89 countries. Parkopedia also develops highly detailed parking maps and corresponding algorithms to help drivers and self-driving vehicles navigate to an indoor open parking space. Visit business.parkopedia.com for more information.