ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., announced another expansion of cities that can use Google Maps and Google Pay to pay for parking through ParkMobile. Google and ParkMobile teamed up to launch in November 2020 following the introduction of the redesigned Google Pay app, and this feature was added to Google Maps in May 2021. Google Maps and ParkMobile are the #1 and #3 ranked apps in the app store’s navigation category, making this a powerful combination for drivers.
ParkMobile’s integration with Google Pay enables users to pay for parking in over 350 cities across the U.S. without needing to download a separate parking app or create a ParkMobile account. Over 100 new markets were recently added, including Pittsburgh, PA, Sommerville, MA, and Jersey City, NJ. Some newly added universities include The University of Georgia, UC Davis, and Arizona State University.
On Google Maps, ParkMobile users can navigate to their destination and quickly pay for parking at most locations where ParkMobile is accepted. To pay, drivers can either tap on the “pay for parking” button from driving navigation in Google Maps, or from the Google Pay app or webpage (pay.google.com/parking). Then, they can use Google Pay to enter their parking zone number, add time, and select their preferred payment method. If it is the user’s first-time using Google Pay to park, the user also has to enter the car’s license plate number. Once the session has started, the user can easily extend parking time from the Google Pay app without going back to the meter.
“We want to make everyday payments, like parking, fast and easy with Google Pay,” said Fausto Araujo, Product Manager, Google Pay. “Thanks to our integration with ParkMobile, users can navigate to where they’re going, pay for their parking and top up their meter all from the convenience of their mobile device.”
“We are excited to continue expanding our work with Google and bring ParkMobile’s vast inventory into Google Maps,” says Jeff Perkins, CEO of ParkMobile. “Thanks to the growing partnership between ParkMobile and Google, more parkers across the US will have an easier and seamless parking and paying experience.”