- Parkopedia partners with Desay SV to provide market-leading parking services including payments to Chinese automakers and their drivers
- Drivers will benefit from Parkopedia’s industry-leading on-street and off-street parking data, as well as payments via in-vehicle QR codes
- Almost 90% of drivers in China struggle to find available parking and less than 1% pay for parking with cash according to a 2021 survey
6 December 2022 - Shanghai, China
Leading connected car services provider, Parkopedia, has partnered with intelligent cabin and driving solutions provider, Desay SV, to provide a suite of parking services, including parking data and in-vehicle QR code parking payments to Chinese automakers and their drivers.
Market Leading Parking Data
With the total number of registered passenger vehicles in China now exceeding 302 million, and just 80 million public parking spaces available, finding available parking in China is a growing concern for drivers. Parkopedia’s 2021 driver survey, carried out in partnership with Zhongyan, found that 90% of drivers struggle to find parking, blaming a lack of accurate information, with 70% expecting automakers to provide them with accurate parking information as part of their connected vehicle services.
Recent Ground Truth Testing carried out by data analysts, Frost & Sullivan revealed Parkopedia’s data to be the most accurate and complete static and dynamic data for both, on and off-street parking data in China. Parkopedia will now provide Desay SV with its market-leading on-street and off-street parking data, covering all major cities and towns across the country, ensuring seamless parking experiences for Chinese drivers.
Seamless QR code payments
Parkopedia’s 2021 survey also found that drivers in China have now embraced cashless parking payments with less than 1% still paying for parking with cash, and the most popular payment method is via smartphone QR codes.
Parkopedia collects accurate parking payment QR codes for each location and embeds these into the vehicle’s infotainment system to be displayed to the driver in the correct location or zone. Drivers can then scan the QR code on their vehicle screens with their smartphone before exiting a parking facility and without leaving the vehicle, avoiding time wasted waiting to pay at toll gates or spent searching for payment QR codes displayed around parking facilities.
Hans Puvogel, COO of Parkopedia, commented: “It is an honour to partner with Desay SV to provide our suite of connected parking services to Chinese automakers and their drivers. The growing trend of driver-centric connected experiences means that parking information is an essential service by drivers of electric and connected vehicles. As a key element of Desay SV’s infotainment services, we are able to save drivers time and effort by providing seamless parking experiences directly from within their vehicles with unparalleled coverage and accuracy.”
Qingchun Qin, VP Connected Vehicle Services at Desay SV, added: “Our basket of selected connected services based on driver demands provides automakers with a complete and easy solution for their infotainment ecosystem. Parkopedia is the leading connected parking service provider that makes it an unmissable part of our infotainment ecosystem which we are looking forward to partnering with long term.”