You can now pay for parking and public transportation on Google Maps

On February 17, 2021, Google announced that it has added 'a function that allows you to pay parking fees and public transportation fares' to its map application, Google Maps.

All aboard: More ways to pay for parking and transit

The new payment function of Google Maps is realized by the integration of Passport and Park Mobile, which are mobile payment services for transportation charges.

'In recent years, many people have been thoroughly disinfecting their hands to avoid touching public surfaces as much as possible,' said Vishal Dutta, product manager at Google Maps, and Fausto Araujo, product manager at Google Pay. He emphasizes that it is now possible to pay for parking without having to operate a parking meter that many people touch.

To actually pay the parking fee on Google Maps, tap the 'Pay for Parking' button near your destination and then ...

Enter the meter number.

Next, select a car to park ...

All you have to do is set the time you plan to park.

All you have to do is pay the parking fee with Google Pay.

You can always check 'How many minutes can I park?' From the app. You can also extend the time from the button at the bottom.

Not only will you be able to pay for parking, but you will also be able to pay for public transport from the Google Maps transfer information.

The parking fee payment function on Google Maps will be available from February 17 on the Android version of Google Maps for more than 400 cities in the United States, and will be implemented in the iOS version of Google Maps soon. thing. In addition, the public transport fare payment feature will be available for Android in the coming weeks, targeting more than 80 transport worldwide.

At the time of writing the article, it is unknown whether the service will be deployed outside the United States, but since these functions are often reflected in Google Maps in Japan, parking fees and fares can be paid from Google Maps in Japan in the near future. It may become.

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