Two major parking technology companies, Parkopedia and JustPark, have partnered, aiming to make it easier for motorists across the UK to find, book and pay for parking.
The Parkopedia platform, which enables connected car drivers to search for convenient local parking, will now host JustPark’s available parking locations, enabling drivers to book and pay for on-street and off-street parking through their vehicles.
There will be no requirement for users to pay using their mobile wallet or bank card, as Parkopedia’s In-Car Payment Platform will also be a valid option. Customers will also be able to pay via Parkopedia’s consumer website and mobile apps.
Integrating JustPark’s available parking spaces sees Parkopedia build on its existing footprint of pre-bookable parking in the UK while increasing the exposure for JustPark’s parking inventory to millions of Parkopedia’s UK users.
The companies hope the move will give drivers more parking options to better suit their needs and create additional revenue opportunities for JustPark’s network of space owners.
JustPark’s locations currently cover a range of commercial parking operations, including public on-street, multi-storey commercial car parks, shopping centres and hotel car parks, as well as less traditional community parking spaces.
Parkopedia’s in-car payment platform
Anthony Eskinazi, founder and CEO of JustPark, said: “Parkopedia offers an outstanding service to motorists around the world, allowing them to seek out the best parking on offer to them.
“This landmark agreement allows Parkopedia’s considerable UK audience to see more than 100,000 of JustPark’s extensive collection of parking locations, while enhancing its users’ experience by offering even more parking options and the ability to book and pay for our spaces on the platform for the first time.”
Parkopedia’s connected car drivers will be able to pre-book JustPark’s reservable locations and pay on-demand for on-street parking at selected locations through their navigation system, making payments using their in-car wallet.
The Parkopedia In-Car Payment Platform enables drivers to pay for their parking before leaving or upon arriving at their destination, by working with major pay-by-phone payment providers around the world. The platform also enables drivers to pay for electric vehicle charging, fuelling, and tolling.
The company explained that these are what it believes to be the most valuable use cases for drivers – with 77 per cent of all in-vehicle payments associated with EV charging and fuelling alone by 2025.
Eugene Tsyrklevich, founder and CEO of Parkopedia, also commented: “This new partnership with JustPark adds to Parkopedia’s already extensive bank of parking locations, offering UK drivers the greatest choice and convenience possible, with the benefit of Parkopedia’s seamless in-car Payment Platform for reservations and payments.
“By combining our technology and enabling in-car payments, Parkopedia and JustPark continue to reduce the stress associated with finding and paying for parking. This should also ease the third of all inner city congestion that is currently attributed to those looking for parking by enabling smoother journeys with simpler parking planning and reservations.”