Parking & Mobility, July 2021

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/ PayByPhone Expands Contactless Parking in Denver RESIDENTS AND VISITORS of the City of Denver, Colo. will now have an even better parking experience thanks to PayByPhone. The provider of mobile parking payment solutions is expanding to over 800 off-street parking spaces owned by the city, in addition to all the current onstreet parking spaces across the city. “Parking operators in North America

are increasingly adopting the PayByPhone app because it simplifies and creates a better parking experience for residents and visitors in the municipalities that they operate.” says Roamy Valera, PayByPhone CEO. PayByPhone is a hassle-free solution for more than 35 million registered drivers, allowing them to pay for park-

ing with just their smartphones. The app sends text messages automatically when a parking session expires, and gives drivers the ability to extend their parking session without needing to return to their vehicle. Drivers can also begin a session without registering for an account, making it ideal for those who are pressed for time.

Parkopedia to Provide Premium Parking and Payment Services to Toyota North America PARKOPEDIA announced its suite of off-street parking services, including reservations and digital payments, is now available to both Toyota and Lexus drivers in North America. The Park with Parkopedia service is integrated into the Toyota and Lexus smartphone apps and vehicle infotainment systems to offer drivers the complete parking experience, allowing drivers to locate, reserve, and pay for parking. The new service covers 60,000 off-street parking locations with more than 6,000 reservable locations across the USA, utilizing Parkopedia’s market-leading payment platform to manage transactions. The platform enables drivers to register their payment details using a single secure digital account and then effortlessly pay for their parking within activated locations. The parking reservation information and navigation can then be accessed via the vehicle head unit.

The Park with Parkopedia service also allows users to not only search and manage reservable locations, but also find the closest or lowest-cost parking in one of the 60,000 parking lots and garages across thousands of towns. Customer support is provided directly within the app by Parkopedia, should drivers need assistance with reservations, refunds or any other parking concerns. Commenting on the announcement, Hans Puvogel, COO at Parkopedia, says. “Toyota and Lexus are the market leaders in the U.S car market with millions of drivers using both brands’ connected services every day. Drivers want an end-to-end digital solution for parking that unifies and simplifies the experience wherever possible. We are honored to be extending our parking services with Toyota and Lexus across North America and helping improve each of their drivers’ journeys with an unrivaled parking experience.”