Google continues to boost mobile electronic payments with the arrival of two new functions payment with Google Pay through the Google Maps application. These two new functions will allow the payment of parking by car depending on the expected time, and the advance purchase of tickets of the public transport to be used depending on the routes to be carried out.
Google Pay will use the debit or credit cards that users have linked to their accounts to make payments through these two new functions, which will be available depending on the market in which they are.
Ultimately, it is intended that users have everything they need to make their payments with their mobiles and through a single application instead of alternating between different applications, and also avoid contact with those as far as possible. devices that are publicly available to avoid possible infections.
When it comes to paying for car parking, Google maps It will allow you to pay directly with mobile phones instead of physically using existing parking meters.
In this sense, users will find the option “Pay for parking” in the Google Maps application once they are at the destination, having to enter and enter both the number of the parking meter and the vehicle used and the amount of time that it will remain parked, being able to even extend the parking time if necessary once you have made the first payment.
This function comes in collaboration with the companies Passport and ParkMobile, now reaching Android devices for more than 400 cities in the United States and with anticipation of coming to iOS soon.
Advance purchase of tickets for public transportation
And with regard to the payment of the tickets of the means of public transport to use, users will be able to purchase the tickets of the means of 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 mobile phone after obtaining the traffic instructions.
The most interesting thing is that this function will arrive internationally over the next few weeks, in collaboration with more than 80 transport companies around the world, for users of mobile phones under the Android operating system.