Parkopedia has partnered with parking operator APCOA Parking to deliver automated digital parking payments.
By leveraging ANPR technology at APCOA’s car park locations across 13 European countries, drivers will be able to enter and exit car parks without requiring a ticket or needing to stop at a pay station.
The solution, ‘Access and Pay’, allows digital payments for the total time of the stay, without requiring any further action from the driver.
APCOA Parking said the platform also accommodates its dynamic pricing structure which covers different tariffs depending on the occupancy of the car park.
Frank van der Sant, chief commercial officer at APCOA Parking Group, said: “Our partnership with Parkopedia allows us to take our already successful automated parking and charging payment solution to the next step in driver convenience and mobility services.
“Our customers will now be able to benefit from our technology directly from their in-car infotainment screens without taking their focus off the road and allowing drivers to get valuable time back with peace of mind that their parking and charging payments are completely taken care of.”
APCOA Connect, the company’s digital platform payment service will integrate into Parkopedia’s in-car payment platform - which allows drivers to pay for both on and off-street parking, as well electric vehicle (EV) charging, tolls and ‘pay-at-the-pump’ fuelling, via the vehicle’s infotainment screen.
Hans Puvogel, chief operating officer at Parkopedia, added: “Our partnership with APCOA is a huge step forward for driver convenience technology and mobility services.
“Parkopedia is able to substantially increase our payment platform’s parking coverage across Europe, while APCOA can now integrate its successful parking payment services directly to the driver from within their vehicles as part of complete seamless mobility.
“Together, we will meet the demand for digital and automated parking services and provide lasting positive parking experiences across the continent.”
Parkopedia and APCOA previously collaborated as part of Mercedes-Benz’s Intelligent Park Pilot for the S-Class, enabling reservations and parking payments for vehicles parked using Autonomous Valet Parking (AVP) technology.