Google is making it easy to pay for parking and public transport passes
straight from the app in an effort to make commuting easier for those venturing out.
Although in these days of pandemic, we might not be using maps as much, Google is still actively working to enhance the app. It recently launched split-screen street views and even rolled out street-level information that was extremely precise.
The business has collaborated with Parkmobile and Passport on-demand mobile parking providers to encourage users to pay for their meters without hitting any public, open surfaces (phew!). On the navigation pad, the ‘Pay for parking’ button will appear, and users will simply have to input their meter number and pay.
With a few extra taps, users would also have the option to prolong their parking sessions. Starting today, the feature is rolled out for Android (coming soon for iOS users), and is available in more than 400 US cities, including New York, Washington D.C., Houston, and Los Angeles.
Google has worked with more than 80 agencies worldwide in terms of bus fares to make it easy to schedule and play with public transport without having to hop between several applications.
With Google Pay, consumers will be able to pay for their tickets when browsing for transit routes inside the app. San Francisco customers will now be able to buy Clipper cards from the app directly.