Parkopedia to provide highly automated payments directly from the in-car dashboard

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  • Parkopedia and EasyPark to provide seamless on-demand in-car parking payments to Mercedes-Benz drivers;
  • Service is now available in over 200 cities in Germany and is rolling-out across Europe;
  • Drivers accessing EasyPark-enabled locations can pay for parking using the Mercedes-Benz in-car system and the Mercedes me© app.

Munich - 6 January 2020

Parkopedia and EasyPark, two of the world’s leading parking service providers, today announced a partnership that allows drivers who are parking in EasyPark-enabled locations to automatically start their street parking and pay through their MercedesPay© account. The new on-demand parking service offers drivers an easy solution for parking payments, through their Single Sign-On account with the automotive manufacturer, directly from the comfort of their vehicle.

After pulling into a bay within a paid on-street parking zone, the vehicle triggers the automated parking payment using details provided by Parkopedia and EasyPark. The driver confirms the start of the parking transaction and exits the car. When the driver returns and starts the ignition, the vehicle prompts the driver to stop the parking transaction. The driver's MercedesPay© account is then charged and an electronic receipt issued, ensuring they only pay for the actual time spent parked at that location, as opposed to potentially over or under-paying.  

EasyPark Group CEO Johan Birgersson, said the partnership between EasyPark, Parkopedia and Mercedes-Benz AG is driven by an uncompromising commitment to innovation and excellent customer service. “The Mercedes-Benz brand is synonymous with world-class design and the highest quality driving experience. Bringing the latest technology into cars to address the main parking pain points, the time drivers have to spend on finding and paying for parking, this innovative feature allows for a smooth and easy user experience that saves time and effort for users.”

Commenting on the announcement, Parkopedia’s COO Hans Puvogel said, “The launch of Single Sign-On payments for EasyPark-enabled locations is another example of how Parkopedia is working to help innovate the parking industry and provide better experiences for drivers. We are honoured that Mercedes-Benz have extended their trust in Parkopedia and EasyPark to offer on-demand parking as part of Mercedes-Benz’s comprehensive in-car parking services, and look forward to continuing to work together to further enhance the in-car experience for drivers.”

 

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