Google Maps turns out to be a very useful tool for many drivers. Now, the famous navigation application will integrate the option to pay for parking on its platform as part of an expanded partnership with transport software providers Passport and ParkMobiel. However, this option is available only in the United States in more than 400 cities.
At the moment, the Google Maps parking payment function will expand through Android in more than 400 US cities, including Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Washington DC.
Google reports that it will soon be available on iOS and that the payment function will include more than 80 transit agencies around the world.
The goal of this new tool on Google Maps is to help drivers make their parking payments without having to touch the parking meter or a surface, according to Vishal Dutta, product manager for Google Maps.
Drivers navigating with Google Maps on iOS and Android in select cities in the United States will see the option to pay for parking with Google Pay when approaching their destinations.
Which means that the user must configure their credit or debit card in Google Pay. The driver then adds their meter number and the amount of time they will be parked, plus they can add time to their meter and pay without having to return to the vehicle.