Google is introducing new touch-less payment options in Google Maps to pay for parking and public transit with the aid of Google Pay…
Contactless or touch-less payments have become more and more commonplace. This, due to a growing trend toward favoring such technology and of course, because of the global pandemic.
Many retailers have added or are in the process of building and releasing payment options through their proprietary apps. The trouble with that scattershot strategy is having to download and rely on several mobile applications to make everyday purchases. Now, Google is attempting to bring some cohesion and streamline the purchase process in at least one respect.
Google Introduces Touchless Parking and Public Transit Payment Options with Google Maps
Google has partnered with on-demand mobile parking providers Parkmobile and Passport to allow Google Maps users to pay for parking meters without having to physically interact with the hardware. Additionally, Big G has also partnered with over 80 agencies globally to make it possible to plan and play for public transport without having to hop between multiple apps.
The features are already beginning to roll out to Android and will be available for iOS in the not-too-distant future. Both options will go live in over 400 cities internationally, including New York, Washington D.C., Houston, and Los Angeles.