Native on-board payment, an innovation that is becoming increasingly popular with car manufacturers. Two months ago, we announced the launch of Mercedes Pay+. A service that allows the car to act as a payment terminal. A dream come true with the integration of advance payment for parking spaces, directly on board the vehicle…
Available in North America and Europe
And more precisely, in 14 countries in Europe! Namely, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Slovenia.
Called “Parking for Navigation”, the feature is available on models with the MBUX infotainment system. An innovation that now allows you to pay for and access more than 80,000 parking lots. With the possibility of pre-booking a parking space in Germany, France, Italy and Belgium. Once paid, the motorist will be able to access the parking lots via the automatic parking lot number plate reading system. And if the parking lot is not equipped with this system, the driver will be able to scan a simple QR-CODE.
A long-standing partnership with Parkopedia
Founded in 2007, Parkopedia is now one of the world’s leading providers of in-car services. Its ambition is simple. “To help millions of drivers eliminate the hassle of finding parking, using real-time and forecast-based parking information.”
Integrating no less than 90 million off-street and on-street spaces, it covers nearly 90 countries. A solution that seduced Mercedes-Benz, and this, since 2018, through a partnership. A strategic collaboration that allows the manufacturer to recover all of these data and technological bricks. Such as simplifying “the process of searching, booking, and paying for parking.”
Parkopedia and Mercedes-Benz have a well-established and successful global partnership spanning over half a decade. We are pleased to be building upon this further with the latest roll-out of desirable connected parking services into North America and expanding our coverage in EuropeMarkus Dohl, VP of Sales & Business Development Europe at Parkopedia
Their new head unit offers an improved experience. Whether it’s a parking search, including a dynamic preview of parking availability, or a search based on proximity to a point of interest, current location or final destination.