Drivers are set to be better supported in finding and paying for some of the most commonly requested vehicle use cases, such as parking, charging, fuelling and road tolls, following the announcement of a partnership between Parkopedia and Valtech Mobility.
According to both companies, the partnership will allow them to offer an end-to-end service for automakers that covers the in-car transaction process, from individual point of interest data, to user registration and payment processing.
What’s more, vehicles with associated software fitted will also benefit from integrated in-car services such as accurate parking, charging and cost information, along with Parkopedia’s integrated Payment Platform, which enables users to pay for services without having to exit the vehicle or use a smartphone.
Markus Dohl, Parkopedia vice president of sales and business development Europe, said: “Parkopedia prides itself on simplifying everyday vehicle-based tasks for both automakers and their drivers.
“This partnership with Valtech Mobility enables us to provide an integrated end-to-end parking, charging and payment solution to an even greater audience.”
In addition, auto manufacturers will reportedly benefit from a quicker and easier process of supplying parking and charging data together with in-vehicle payments for services such as fuelling and road tolls.
This will, the companies claim, offer a deeper integration with in-vehicle systems and sensors superior to a detached white-label app-only offering, and enable automakers to tailor the user experience to suit individual drivers.
The standard format enables the Parkopedia and Valtech services to be accessed within Google Automotive Services – with other environments to be added in the near future – that can be accessed through voice commands to ensure ease of use for drivers.
Parkopedia and Valtech Mobility currently operate across Europe, North America, in China and Japan, among other markets.