Google continues to boost mobile electronic payments with the arrival of two new features of Google Pay through the Google Maps application which will allow parking and transit payments based on the expected time. They are also testing a ticket purchasing tool that will follow the routes taken.
Google Pay will use the debit or credit cards that users have linked to their accounts to make payments through Maps, which will be available depending on the region.
Google Maps to add parking and transit payment tools
Basically, the intention is that users have everything they need to make payments with their smartphones and through a single application instead of alternating between different applications. This way it will be possible to avoid the contact of those devices that are available to the public and possible contagions will be prevented.
Google Maps will allow car parking payments directly with smartphones. In this sense, users will find the “Pay for parking” option in the Google Maps application once they are already at the destination.
This way thanks to the application it will be possible to measure the amount of time the car remained there. You’ll be able able to extend the parking time if necessary once the first payment has been made.
This feature comes in collaboration with Passport and ParkMobile companies, now coming to Android devices for more than 400 cities in the United States with plans to reach iOS soon.
As for the payment of tickets for public transport, users will be able to purchase tickets for public transport even in advance of the arrival of the corresponding stations or stops, thanks to the fact that Google Maps will offer them the option of paying with the smartphone after obtaining the transit directions.
The most interesting thing is that this function will be available internationally in the upcoming weeks in collaboration with more than 80 transport companies around the world.